Anti-vaxers inject misinformation into the 2012 Summer Olympics

Olympic Vaccination Frenzy As Athletes Urged To Get Their Shots.

Olympic athletes and spectators around the world are being urged to have the measles vaccination before traveling to the Olympics. Experts are urging all competitors and anyone traveling to the UK for the Olympic Games this summer to bring home memories not diseases.

With hundreds of thousands of tourists expected to travel to England this year, infectious disease experts in Canada and the USA are worried that travelers could bring the measles back as an extra souvenir and are therefore urging all travelers traveling to the games to make sure that their vaccinations are up to date.

With GlaxoSmithKline (2) being the number one sponsor of the 2012 Olympic Games, it makes sense that vaccinations are high on the agenda. GSK must have been in seventh heaven when they landed the Olympic contract for drugs testing.

It is my belief that by insisting on the vaccination of athletes and spectators against measles and other diseases, governments are making them more susceptible to the diseases they are vaccinating them against. Furthermore thousands of Olympians and their families are likely to suffer adverse reactions including autism, allergies, neurological conditions, seizures and even death as a result.

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Oh yes. What starts out as an informational piece about a serious real issue turns into a textbook study on cognitive dissonance and astounding ignorance.

This is an anti-vax site cashing in on the Olympics potentially as a way to draw people to their site and spread their dangerous information.

It’s jaw-dropping how they can mention and tacitly acknowledge the measles epidemic and yet spout such nonsense such as “measles vaccine is unnecessary” and vaccines have autism and death as side effects. Their “many professionals” are trumped up antivaxxers and a homeopath.

Difficult to comprehend AND, infuriating.

Here is a site where you can learn how to evaluate trustworthy information about vaccines on the internet. Don’t be fooled. It’s a matter of life and death.

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  4 comments for “Anti-vaxers inject misinformation into the 2012 Summer Olympics

  1. Massachusetts
    May 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Where do they get this stuff? How do they come to these conclusions that are so contrary to what medical professionals know?

  2. Massachusetts
    May 8, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    So, seriously, this whole anti-vax thing in our society now–how much of it is Jenny Mccarthy’s fault? Is she the main way it got into the culture? It kind of seems that way.

  3. F89
    May 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Oh my the article had everything-Big Pharma cashing in, and dire consequences for thousands. Sigh.
    As for anti-vax, The first I ever remember hearing about it was all the reports about military personnel refusing the Anthrax vaccine. (back in the late 90’s), so the idea has been around for a while, waiting for the right “expose” to bring it out into the mainstream-where people then got their ideas re-inforced “see, I heard about this for years, now its being reported”.

  4. Katherine
    May 9, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Wait, so are the anti-vaxxers claiming that ADULTS can get autism from vaccine boosters now?

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