Anti-Vaxxer Posts Image Against Child Vaccination, Deletes Account After Brilliant Response
What do you think of the immunologist's response?
Arianna Etemadieh

The debate whether or not to vaccinate your kids is a heated one. Both sides have strong opinions, and it all stems from what parents think is the best course of action for their children.

With that said, the choice is mostly a personal one. However, if there is a simple cure for common diseases, why not take it? If vaccines had been available at the time of our grandparents or older ancestors, there would have been lines out the door for a simple cure.

But don’t take my word for it. There is scientific proof that vaccinating your children is the right thing to do.

In fact, one immunologist went on a passionate rant when an anti-vaccine person decided to share an image on tumblr encouraging people to think against vaccinating their kids.

The person who posted the image has now deleted their account. But thanks to the internet, the brilliant takedown lives on.

As you can see, the immunologist got pretty heated about the subject:


This is the image that inspired the rant.

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This is what the rant said:

You are the worst person.

You can be a vegan and whine at people, thats hurting nobody but when you tell people to not take vaccines, you’re endangering public health.

If YOU mixed mercury, aluminium phosphate, ammonium sulfate, formaldehyde and viruses and injected it into someone, you’d kill someone because you have no pharmacological experience.

If someone in a lab mixed those together, they know how they work, they have medically assessed and peer reviewed evidence and strict guidelines to follow to create a safe and effective product. Why is it legal? Because they know what they’re doing and know how to spell “phosphate” and “ammonium”.

Why don’t YOU educate yourself instead of subscribing to the notion that all scientists are evil and want to poison you are your natural, vegan lifestyle. I say this as a fucking IMMUNOLOGIST, you are single handedly responsible for the skyrocketing resurgence of deaths caused by TB, measles and the worrying prospect of smallpox returning.

Let’s break this one down and give you some education.

* Mercury is an element in the compound thiomersal which was part of many vaccines. It has been claimed with NO tangible evidence other than a multifaceted correlation that thiomersals cause autism. This has been investigated thoroughly and no causal link has been found.

* Aluminium phosphate is an aluminium salt which is used as an adjuvant in vaccines. An adjuvant is a compound which causes an immune response to be higher and stronger, so that the immune system comes into contact with the attenuated virus more, so that it can recognise the antigens of the virus and provide immunity. They are a necessary part of the vaccine if you want it to work well.

* Ammonium sulfate is used in the process of purifying the proteins in the synthesis of a vaccine. It is also found in bread and flour, so you’d better learn to enjoy rice if you want to avoid it.

* Formaldehyde is used in the treatment and purification of vaccines and stops contamination. Most of this is removed before the vaccines is shipped, although some remains.

In my personal and scientifically backed opinion, the war against disease is a hundred fold more important than the mum-led war against vaccines. Do you want your child to die a slow, painful, agonising death? If not, then shut the fuck up with your so called “facts” you got from Yahoo Answers and get your kid vaccinated.

I am going to sound derogatory, but if you don’t have formal education in at least biology, you have no role to talk about the way vaccines should be done. You have no idea of the actual function and mechanism in which they work, and you have is a vague knowledge that mercury used to make people mad, formaldehyde is used in embalming and that ammonium sulfate and aluminium phosphate sound scary.

Vaccinate your kids if you want them to live. End of. If you don’t then you clearly don’t love your kids and would prefer to see them die of completely preventable diseases.

This has been a rage filled, alcohol induced response from a scientist.

Talk about a compelling argument. What do you think of the immunologist’s response?

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By Arianna Etemadieh
Arianna Etemadieh is a contributing writer at Shareably. Arianna is based in San Francisco and can be reached at