For all that is holy, aren’t we finished with the vaccination debate?
Despite discredited theories about the MMR vaccination causing more harm than saving our population, anti-vaxxers are still aggressively imposing their harmful rhetoric and spreading fear on social media.
This time, the riff-raff are invoking Jesus.
The Christian Nightmares Twitter account tweeted a picture of a young woman proudly donning a T-shirt that reads:
“Spoiler Alert… Jesus Wasn’t Vaccinated.”
— Christian Nightmares (@ChristnNitemare) July 31, 2019
Sorry, girl, but it’s not a good look.
Fortunately, the responses on Twitter demonstrate that a vast majority of us are informed about our health.
Many users jabbed some sense into her with brassy one-liners.
Spoiler alert… Jesus didn't wear t shirts or have poorly bleached hair
— Participation Trophy Wife (@a_cays) July 31, 2019
Fact. Jesus never sneezed, never used fabric softener, or needed braces.
— Mike Henderson (@Plan9Studios) July 31, 2019
You’re saying you have an immune system equivalent to that of God? Bold.
— Torville Redenbotter (@TravBot) July 31, 2019
He didn’t tweet either
be more like Jesus
— SnowPDX (@Snowpdx) August 1, 2019
He didn’t exist so… but if he had, you’d be correct.
— On the Aspie Side (@OnTheAspieSide) August 1, 2019
Christ wasn’t alone with his unvaccinated status, tho.
Neither was Satan
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) July 31, 2019
The greatest trick satan ever pulled was convincing people he wasn't really vaccinated.
— Ignatius, Really. (@skroobler) August 1, 2019
Neither was Hitler or Stalin. Your point? We shouldn’t have modern medicine at all? In Jesus’ time if you got sick they just said God was punishing you for bad deeds and let you die.
— Eric Alexander (@ericthered88) July 31, 2019
And then people touched on Christ’s mortality.
He died at 33.
— br.A.A.d. (@Bonz3k) July 31, 2019
Jebus (if he existed) died at 33. If that is lifespan people want then they can skip those vaccinations. Personally i would like to thin the heard a bit so we can cut down on some of this traffic and open up more of the good parking spaces.
— C. D. Browne Ph.D. (@Cdbrow1) July 31, 2019
In the 1st century about half of all people died in childhood. Jesus got lucky.
Or, you know, it was a miracle or whatever…
— Dan Pollard (@rugdaniels) August 2, 2019
Yes—but Jesus had that whole rising-from-the-dead thing to fall back on.
But I’m sure you’ll be fine.
— 𝙱𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚗 𝚆𝚘𝚘𝚕𝚎𝚢 (@brian_wooley) August 3, 2019
Would this girl survive after unplugging from the world?
She should immediately have all electrical wires ripped from her home. As, I assume, Jesus lived.
— EverybodylovesGregmond (@GBuck976) July 31, 2019
People don't believe the medical community but they believe a mechanic when he says they need new rotors.
— Jeff Morris (@JeffMor64509528) July 31, 2019
LOL, if you can cure any disease in others? Yeah, you’re probably good to decline vaccines. If you can only cure a ham? Stick to the vaccine schedule.
— TheMcSnerd (@TheMcSnerd) August 2, 2019
Others had harsh words to drive the point home.
Sheer stupidity. Ever hear of plagues? It would still be going on if everyone was this stupid. As it is, we all save you since we're vaccinated, and you put us in danger. Stay home, read and misinterpret your Bible. Just never go out and endanger us.
— Laurie O'Brien (@greenpeeps5) August 1, 2019
Not getting vaccinated advances natural selection, so I appreciate people like her for ensuring their own early demise.
— 🙉🙈🙊 (@akathisbitch) August 1, 2019
While people are having a field day roasting the woman in the T-shirt with a slogan that makes no sense, the threatening result from the anti-vax movement is real.
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the Deputy Director-General for Programmes at WHO, commented on the resurgence of the measles outbreak and how we’ve taken a significant step backward.
“Without urgent efforts to increase vaccination coverage and identify populations with unacceptable levels of under-, or unimmunized children, we risk losing decades of progress in protecting children and communities against this devastating, but entirely preventable disease.”
Bored Panda also cited The Guardian by quoting Professor Arthur Caplan, a New York University bioethics teacher, who said, “viruses spread easily in urban environments.”
She also talked about the dangers caused by the anti-vaxxer movement.
“Anti-vaxxers put their communities and others at risk. Many people and children and newborns can’t be vaccinated due to transplants, cancer treatments, immune diseases. You vaccinate to protect yourself and kids and neighbors who cannot.”