“Study” Saying Anti-Vaxxers Caused Disneyland Outbreak MUST be a Joke. Right?
By Edgy Truth
Here. We. Go.
The spin is on.
The LATimes is reporting that a “study” was done that traced the Disneyland measles outbreak back to…an Anti-Vaxxer (follow along here, this is amazing).
Although epidemiologists have not yet identified the person who brought measles to Disneyland, a new analysis shows that the highly contagious disease has spread to seven states and two other countries thanks to parents who declined to vaccinate their children.
[Editor’s note: we would also like to reiterate that we don’t think it’s a good idea to be hunting people down and blaming anyone for disease. This is an unfortunate trend that will lead to major human rights violations and undue blame and shame. Instead of allowing the government to say “who did this, who needs to be punished??” how about “what can we do to be healthy?” –Natural Blaze]
Wait. What? So how did that excerpt from an LA Time story warrant this headline?
Yes, I have a load of questions. But first, I wanted to let you know that I confirmed Amelia Earhart was eating a corndog this morning on the corner of 6th and Vine. I didn’t see her, but I confirmed it. Because that’s what I do, I confirm wild ideas based on baseless evidence and anecdotes. I am also wearing Cinderella’s shoes. They fit amazing. I know they are hers, I confirmed it.
Thankfully, the evidence came. (for the anti-vaxxers, not my shoes).
Using some simple math, a team of infectious disease experts calculated that the vaccination rate among people who were exposed to the measles during the outbreak was no higher than 86%, and it might have been as low as 50%.
The term “herd immunity” makes me want to hold a hot iron to my shin for 30 seconds while watching that show, Reba. Simple math? That’s not even math at all, that’s someone saying a percentage at random, then stating a completely unrelated point. Like, Corndogs are awesome. Amelia Earhart had a plane. Amelia Earhart loves Corndogs.
“It’s a compelling analysis,” added Dr. Mark Schleiss, a pediatric infectious diseases expert at the University of Minnesota who didn’t work on the study either. “In light of its findings, it’s surprising we don’t see more of an outbreak.”
No, the end of Birdman was compelling. If you honestly found that simple math compelling, then I fear for our world. I really think the chances are that this video has more compelling evidence that a Leprechaun exist than does your “simple math.”
If you are so “compelled” for more mental anguish, go here for the remainder of this fine piece of journalism.