Parents want what is best for their children, and when it comes to getting them vaccinated, the majority of parents support it. However, there is a minority movement of anti-vaccination parents who refuse to let their kids get their routine shots because they’re afraid there are side effects. Some even believe that the vaccinations are a governmental plan to control the minds of the masses.
There is a reason for parents to be afraid. Medicine is not perfect. However, vaccines are the best way for people to protect themselves from deadly diseases that still roam the earth. That’s why one registered nurse decided to come forward and share her view about vaccinations. And she wants any anti-vaxxer parents to reconsider their point of view.
The nurse who is trying to improve public health was Megan Reclusado. She wrote a long post that attempted to shut down the anti-vaxxer movements and encourage parents to do the right thing and protect their children.
The post, which was shared on social media, included many, many arguments. The following is a selection from it.
“I think that people who don’t want to vaccinate should have the freedom to do so. If they think that “Big pharma” is just trying to turn a profit or poison us all… they should be allowed to believe that. But the caveat to that is this: Then they should NOT go to the doctor or the hospital when they get sick, looking for treatment. That’s right. And here’s why:
“Big pharma makes those antibiotics we are going to pump you full of when you are about to die from sepsis. The steroids and epi we might give you to save your life from your anaphylaxis? Yep, big pharma is behind that too. That inhaler you need to treat your kids’ asthma? Better pass on that as well, because… you guessed it… brought to you by Big P. Having a heart attack? Better break out your essential oils and get your affairs in order, because the only thing we have to offer you is medicine and procedures brought to you by the very same people who are responsible for those vaccines you insist are evil.”
Registered nurse Megan Reclusado admits that being a parent is scary. Parents have to put their trust in medicine for their children’s best interest. That’s why she writes the following:
“Everything has risks. Everything has side effects. Medicine is not perfect. We advocate for vaccinating your children and yourself because science has PROVEN its the most effective method of controlling the spread of disease and giving you and everyone around you the best chance of NOT DYING from something preventable. Believe me, when I say that not vaccinating yourself or your children because you believe that big pharma only cares about profit or that the scientific medical community has been duped, is 100% insanity. “
She finished her letter with the following:
-A Registered Nurse
-A college graduate (with a science-based degree)
– NOT BIG PHARMA”
What do you think about the anti-vaccination movement?