All I can say is “Hallejula, thank you!! Finally some sense!”
Today, Kristen Bell said something that made me forgive her for being part of Frozen (which I’ve been forced to watch 800 million times).
Following the outbreak of measles in the United States, Kristen took the opportunity to promote her views on vaccinations.
“When Lincoln was born [in March 2013], the whooping cough epidemic was growing, and before she was 2 months old, we simply said [to friends], ‘You have to get a whooping cough vaccination if you are going to hold our baby.’”
With new baby Delta, who was born in December last year, Kristen says the same rules apply.
In a statement which sums up exactly how I feel on the matter, Kristen says, “It’s a very simple logic. I believe in trusting doctors, not know it all’s”.
Kristen, you marvellous woman, you. Take a bow.
Like so many people with half a brain, I'm overjoyed that celebrities like Kristen Bell, Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Michelle Geller are using their platform to promote the reality of vaccinations rather than allow the internet to be over run with lies and propaganda peddled by uneducated twits.
Recently, I was looking into preschools for my child. There are a few to choose from in our area and I had quite a criteria. One of which being that I needed to know I reduced contact with unvaccinated children for my child as much as I possibly could.
I knew of one child whose mother was an armchair internet anti-vax expert. All of her information came from online forums written by wellness warriors, health experts (with no proper qualifications) and fellow nut jobs and because she now considered herself to be better educated than medical professionals, she chose not to vaccinate her children.