Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence disproving claims that vaccines cause autism, there are still people like this who think their child is better off for not getting vaccinated.
Which was a problem for her once she realized she was in the middle of a measles outbreak. This anti-vaxxer mom turned to her fellow vaccine truthers on Facebook for advice.
If only there were a tried and tested method with which to protect people from infectious diseases. Perhaps one that led to measles being declared eliminated in the United States in the year 2000? This accomplishment is something that the recent rise in anti-vax movement is threatening to overturn.
The anti-vaxxer’s post quickly spread online, where the internet offered some hysterically biting advice:
In 1962, Jeanna Smith’s father gave her a baby gopher tortoise for her birthday. 57 years and 5 dogs later, the two are still best friends.
Since the day she received him, Jeanna formed an inseparable bond with George. He would always be by her side. As a girl, she’d often keep the pet in a basket while taking her bike for a ride, or accompany Jeanna and her family on their summer vacations.
As Jeanna grew, the bond only grew stronger, and she brought him along to college. Despite the fact that her dorm rules didn’t allow any pets, that didn’t stop Jeanna from keeping George in her room.