Is Autism worse than Measles?

Let’s forget about the fact that the ex-doctor who claimed that the MMR vaccine was linked to measles was absolutely wrong, and that no other study found the results that he claimed. Here is an interesting perspective that I hadn’t even considered…

“Through no fault of their own, unvaccinated children, immunocompromised people, babies too young to receive the vaccination and the occasional vaccinated person (no vaccine is 100 per cent because science is not magic) across the continent are suffering from an infection that was essentially eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. All because a sizable group of mostly-privileged parents have decided that reviving a group of life-threatening diseases and potentially inflicting them on their loved ones and neighbors is infinitely preferable to having an autistic child.

(emphasis my own)

-Sarah Kurchak in “I’m Autistic, and Believe me, it’s a lot better than Measles”

Also related, I watched an SVU episode on this yesterday (Sick from season 5 I think).


2 thoughts on “Is Autism worse than Measles?

    1. It was definitely refreshing for me to consider a completely different aspect of this whole anti-vax trend. Also, I took German in college, so your blog is absolutely fascinating!!

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