A mother whose newborn contracted measles is blaming “unvaccinated” children, despite evidence showing vaccinated children can still spread measles and statistics showing the measles vaccine was linked to more deaths in the past 10 years than the disease.
Not only that, but the person who may have given her newborn measles was vaccinated, according to officials.
The Toronto-area mother, Jennifer Hibben-White, complained about unvaccinated parents on Facebook and her rant was shared more than 275,000 times, but much like the gun control movement, she’s appealing to emotions in defiance of reality.
“If you have chosen to not vaccinate yourself or your child, I blame you,” she wrote. “I blame you.”
“You have stood on the shoulders of our collective protection for too long.”
But public health officials confirmed the other known case of measles in the area was a man who was “vaccinated in the past” and was “in the waiting room sometime between half an hour and an hour” before Hibben-White showed up to a doctor’s office with her baby.
“…Measles is an airborne virus, and can stay on surfaces and in the air for up to two hours after the infected person had left,” Kendra Mangione with CTV News reported.
Another vaccinated person, a 12-month-old infant, also developed measles-like symptoms recently and in 2011 a 22-year-old New Yorker contracted and spread measles despite being vaccinated – twice.
“Since measles cases started cropping up at the Disneyland theme park in California last month, media outlets and health authorities have colluded to whip the public into a panic, urging the unvaccinated to head to their nearest clinic while parroting the claim that the outbreak was exacerbated by people who refused the vaccine,” Adan Salazar reported. “An article published in the Los Angeles Times last week, however, stated that many people infected with measles had in fact been vaccinated.”
And there’s been over 100 times as many deaths linked to the measles vaccine than the disease itself over a 10 year period.
“Between 2005 and 2014, there have been no deaths from measles in the U.S. and 108 deaths from the MMR vaccine,” Globe Newswire reported, citing government statistics.