Outspoken Anti-Vaxxer Wife Of Trump Aide Wants To ‘Bring Back Our Childhood Diseases’ In Mind-Numbing Rant

Darla Shine is not a doctor, nor does she know anything about what’s good for children. She just made a dangerous claim about childhood diseases that has Twitter exploding.

Sharla, the wife of the current White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Bill Shine—a former a former Fox executive, made a sweeping generalization about measles saving the lives of baby boomers like herself.

After mocking the recent measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest and dismissing the panic of 58 confirmed cases as an overreaction, Shine declared that she wants to bring measles back.

“The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kids,” she tweeted on Wednesday.

“Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy and fight cancer.”

Before cancer patients start inoculating themselves with measles, let’s be clear, Darla.

Measles doesn’t cure cancer.

It’s a misconceived notion after one woman’s myeloma blood cancer disappeared after a treatment that is not relevant to this case. IFL Science made it emphatically clear that “researchers used a genetically modified virus, and there’s no evidence that the regular measles or MMR jab can cure, prevent or cause any type of cancer.”

So there’s that.

Shine proudly touted her history of growing up with maladies, including measles, mumps, and chicken pox, making her believe she is immune.

The backlash from her statement was immediate. 

Here’s a friendly offering for the invincible anti-vaxxer.

Not that Shine is likely to let science walk back her ignorant statements, but users threw her some data anyway.


People shared stories of loved ones lost from these so-called childhood diseases that “keep you healthy & fight cancer.”

A friendly public service announcement for ya.

The World Health Organization called anti-vaxxers like Shine a “global threat” because of their “Vaccine Hesitancy,” which is the act of rejecting vaccinations despite availability.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention insist that “children should get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.”

Between 1994 and 2013, vaccinations prevented 70,000 measles cases in the U.S.