I'm convinced that anyone who buys this book is too stupid to have children. Anyone who thinks it somehow mitigates the impact of not vaccinating their kids ought to sign up to be euthanized.
While a measles outbreak grips the US and health professionals seek to stem the tide, anti-vaxxers have published a book to convince children that the deadly disease is “marvelous.”Melanie’s Marvelous Measles is available on Amazon, and sets out to persuade 4-10-year-old children that the measles is actually pretty fun, has no serious possible side-effects, and is something kids should look forward to getting.The book includes such inspired medical advice as :
- measles is easily avoided by drinking melon juice
- vaccines weaken the human immune system,
- getting measles strengthens it (as does melon juice).
A brief overview of the ridiculous cast of characters in this poorly written and down-right dangerous piece of anti-vaccination propaganda is as follows:
- The main character Melanie was vaccinated but got measles anyway, the “worst case” the doctor had ever seen. So she runs around with a big grin, full of energy, showing off her cool red dots.
- Melanie’s mom responds to her daughter getting measles (in a classroom that apparently has a 50% vaccination rate) by exclaiming: “so much for vaccination!”
- Melanie’s un-vaccinated classmate Tina is protected from measles by all the melon and carrot juice she drinks. This makes her sad, because she’d love to catch the measles.
- Then there is Jared, the baddie. He’s a boy in class who believes in vaccination. He is a mean, eats junk food, and comes down with the measles anyway (because vaccines don’t work, Jared).
This is what happens when publishing tools are put in the hands of the wrong people, but thankfully, Amazon reviewers are there to save gullible readers from disaster. The top review is classic:
If you enjoyed this book, check out these other fine titles from the same author:
Abby's Absolutely Abundant Abscess
Addie's Adorable Adenoma
Adelia's Addled Alzheimer's
Andys Amazing AIDS
Anne's Incandescent Anorexia
Annette's Astonishing Aneurysm
Annie's Awesome Asthma
Arnie's Artful Addiction
Barack's Baroque Barbiturate Overdose
Barry's Bitchin Beri Beri
Beatrice's Bawdy Bronchitis
Bella's Beloved Bell's Palsy
Bennett's Breathtaking Boil
Bertha's Blossoming Bulimia
Billy's Bodacious Botulism
Bobby's Bitchin Bubonic Plague
Bobby's Bubbling Buboes
Bob's Bodacious Bone Break
Boris's Big Blister
Bradley's Brilliant Bradycardia
Candy's Candid Candida
Carl's Chewy Cancer
Carl's Cool Cauliflower Ear
Carol's Calm Coma
Carol's Colorful Chlamydia
Carol's Copacetic Chlamydia
The comment author, Michael Gogulski goes through the entire alphabet this way. It's hilarious and totally appropriate. Thank you, Mr. Gogulski, for saving people from themselves.
This whole anti-vax thing needs to stop. If people are stupid enough to buy this snake oil, I suggest they watch Chris Hayes' report last night on the supplements that have no clothes. Or supplements.