GOOD IDEA –
Wondering what happened to our brains. We have this thing called science and it’s done some pretty amazing things. It put people on the moon. It’s cured thousands of diseases. It even created the internet so people can post meandering comments about cat videos. But for now let’s just focus on the curing of diseases thing.
Right now we’re dealing with a very weird phenomenon where people are suddenly throwing off proven scientific fact for hearsay and opinion. Vaccination rates are actually dropping. A few hundred years of proven results, devastating plagues wiped out, illnesses that culled people by the tens of thousands now being just a memory aren’t enough for some people. They’d rather believe an article they found posted online from some anonymous source than something with an irrefutable track record going back generations.
It’s nonsensical. Let’s take the case of Ezekial Stephan. He’s a toddler from Alberta who died of meningitis because his parents refused to take him to a doctor. They refused to believe he was actually sick. The kid’s body was so wracked from meningitis he couldn’t even fit in his car sit. literally his body could not bend to fit into his car seat. A family friend who was a nurse said to them bluntly, your child has meningitis, he NEEDS to see a doctor. And even at this point his parents refused to take him to a hospital. Ezekial died, and his parents have been found guilty of failing to provide the necessities of life for their child.
As they should be. This sudden explosion of people rejecting sound and proven science in favour of gambling with their lives and the lives of people around them needs to stop. You’ll note I said their lives AND the lives of those around them, that’s diseases that were once all but eradicated are starting to pop up again right here in Toronto. Immunization levels are now at around 70% in some schools. The clock is ticking, man.
And you gotta wonder how many kids need to die or be crippled before people accept that maybe chewing dandelion stems and echinacea supplements aren’t the answer to every illness under the sun.