The arguments used by anti-vaxxers range from the funny to the downright unhinged – and now there’s a Facebook page dedicated to rounding up the most ridiculous ones.
It has more than 20,000 followers, and the page administrators explained:
“We post on this page direct, unedited quotes from extremist vaccine deniers who purposely do not vaccinate because of a personal, misinformed vendetta against mainstream medicine. These choices harm public health by reducing the effectiveness of herd immunity, endangering the medically vulnerable.”
While the quotes shared on the page will probably make you weep for humanity, they’re also pretty amusing.
Here’s one of the highlights:
Yep - it would be funny if it wasn’t so terrifying…
But while the page is good for a laugh and an eye roll at the anti-vaxxers’ expense, it’s also a scary insight into the growing movement.
Given that last year in Australia 39,523 children were recorded as conscientious objectors to vaccinations, as well as high profile celebrities like Miranda Kerr, Alicia Silverstone and Donald Trump publicly support the anti-vax movement, the more pages like this, the better.
What would you like to say to anti-vaxxers?
TAP on the image below and scroll through the gallery for some more highlights from the Things Anti-Vaxers Say Facebook page...