Anti-vaccine people are going to kill us all: Exhibit #605,678

Check out this story from Houston:

“A nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital has been discharged after she posted information on social media about a boy who tested positive for measles, hospital officials said Tuesday afternoon.

The nurse posted about the child on an anti-vaccination group’s Facebook page called Proud Parents of Unvaccinated Children-Texas, according to screenshots of posts obtained by The Houston Chronicle.

It’s not clear whether the child was vaccinated for the measles virus. The boy had recently traveled overseas, Houston Health Department officials said in a Facebook post Monday night.

The nurse, who listed Texas Children’s as her workplace on Facebook, described her experience seeing a child with measles for the first time.

“I think it’s easy for us nonvaxxers to make assumptions but most of us have never and will never see one of these diseases,” she said. “By no means have I changed my vax stance, and I never will. But I just wanted to share my experience and how much worse it was than I expected.””

Imagine that! Measles is much worse than what she expected. Remember, these are the people who are convinced that autism is worse than death, that autistic children are like animals, and that they would rather have children suffer through these things than be vaccinated. The nurse even contemplated sharing this “much worse” disease with her child at home:

“The postings included some comments by other group members, and at one point, the nurse commented, “I’m not kidding that I thought about swabbing his mouth and bringing it home to my 13 (year old).””

That’s right. She thought about taking this deadly disease that put a child in ICU home to her son. I wonder if she thought about spreading it to other parts of the hospital?

Sure, she’s been fired, but where will she go next? What will she attempt to spread? Who will suffer the consequences of her science denialism while working in a very sensitive position when it comes to the public’s health?

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4 thoughts on “Anti-vaccine people are going to kill us all: Exhibit #605,678

  1. Spot on Prof. Reiss. Her name is forever attached to this incident so I doubt (or at least hope not) she’ll ever be allowed to work around children in a healthcare setting. Though there are always the Dr. Bob Sears types who probably wouldn’t mind an anti-vaxx nurse in their practices.

  2. It’s amazing that she is looking at what she admits is a very sick child, and thinking “this is what I want for my son.”

    • That was my immediate reaction. In a just world, this comment should result in a visit from CPS.

    • She likely thinks her son somehow has a stronger immune system that can withstand measles infection better than the infant did. Special snowflake attitudes run rampant in antivaxlandia.

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