Friday, April 14, 2017

Anti-Vax Memes We Love

There are oh so many anti-vax memes and I have been collecting my faves for a few years now.

This is not even close to an exhaustive collection; only the ones I took time to save.

Thank you to those who created them and please feel free to use them in your social media.

If there are memes you think I am missing, please feel free to send them to me at

Before we start, some quick facts on the diseases we vaccinate against:

  • Chicken Pox = itchy rash; 5-7 days; resolves itself
  • Diptheria = low fever, sore throat; many infections are asymptomatic or mild; treat with antitoxin and antibiotics
  • Haemophilus influenzae Type B (Hib) = flu symptoms, stiff neck; treat with antibiotics for 10 days
  • Hepatitis A = transmitted orally through feces; children usually have no symptoms; flu symptoms, jaundice; resolves itself
  • Hepatitis B = transmitted through blood, semen, vaginal fluids; flu symptoms, jaundice; most people do not show symptoms; acute Hep B resolves itself
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) = transmitted sexually; usually resolves itself with no symptoms; takes years to develop into cancer; regular pap screens prevent cancer; vaccine discontinued in Japan due to adverse reactions
  • Influenza – a.k.a. “the flu”; high fever, cold symptoms, vomiting; lasts 7-10 days; resolves itself; vaccine contains mercury (thimerosal)
  • Measles = fever, cold symptoms, rash; 7-10 days; resolves itself
  • Meningitis = flu symptoms, stiff neck; usually caused by bacteria or virus; viral usually causes no symptoms and resolves itself; bacterial is spread through saliva (kissing); most people who ‘carry’ the bacteria never become sick; bacterial is treated with antibiotics
  • Mumps = fever, swelling of salivary glands; many people show no symptoms; resolves itself within a few weeks
  • Pertussis = a.k.a. “whooping cough”; resolves itself
  • Pneumococcus = flu symptoms, stiff neck; treat with antibiotics
  • Poliomyelitis = 72% of infections cause no symptoms; 25% flu-like symptoms that last 2-5 days; 0.5% leads to more severe symptoms such as paralytic polio; only people with the paralytic infection are considered to have the disease
  • Rotavirus = vomiting, diarrhea; children, even those that are vaccinated, may develop rotavirus disease more than once.
  • Rubella = a.k.a. “three day measles”; flu symptoms; 1-3 days; 25 to 50% of people infected with rubella will not experience any symptoms; resolves itself
  • Tetanus = sudden, painful contractions of muscle groups; caused by Clostridium tetani transmitted through broken skin; prevention is to allow wound to bleed freely because the bacteria needs oxygen to germinate; treatment is tetanus immunoglobulin injection and hospitalization

Vaccine Risks = ALL product inserts list numerous potential reactions including impaired immune system; autoimmune disorders; and/or death.

Vaccines that shed (are contagious): Measles, Mumps, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Oral Polio, Rubella, Rotavirus, Influenza (Flumist).

References: (main source) (elaboration on Tetanus and Hib; Japan withdraws HPV recommendation) (Flu vaccine ingredient; adverse reactions)







The kind of ignorance we must put up with ^^^



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