One Liner Wednesday- 31 March 2021

Linda is the host of One Liner Wednesday

Yesterday I got my first covid vaccine. I found this quote very pertinent to today’s situation and thinking.

“Vaccines don’t cause autism. Vaccines, instead, prevent disease. Vaccines have wiped out a score of formerly deadly childhood diseases. Vaccine skepticism has helped to bring some of those diseases back from near extinction

Alex Pareene



55 thoughts on “One Liner Wednesday- 31 March 2021

  1. This message needs to be shouted from the roof tops. My mom had polio when I was about seven. When the Salk vaccine came out, she marched my brothers and me to the doctor for our shots. Also, two cousins who skipped the measle shot, got the measles and lost their hearing. Skipping vaccinations is really a bad idea.

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  2. Nut if you cast your mind back, at that time it was not at all obvious that this was the case. In the UK, the argument boiled down to “take this, because we know best”. I flatly rejected that reasoning and would do so still.

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      1. I do. Here, the controversy was specifically surrounding the MMR jab. Measles, mumps, rubella. Three conditions rolled into the one vaccine. It was specifically that they were rolled in together, there was never an issue if they were given separately. And, the doubts were propagated by a serving doctor. In that context they were perfectly credible.

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        1. These are are related diseases. Basically fall under the same family of pathogens. All my kids got them. It’s specially important for a girl-child to get it as Rubella can cause genetic problems for the mother gets it in pregnancy. There are many childhood regimens that include triple or even quadruple vaccines given in one dose. They all are effective and prevent given babies too many jabs.

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          1. Ah, but the debate was not about the merits of being innoculated against these diseases.
            It was specifically about this triple vaccine in particular, causing autism.
            That was the case here, anyway, over MMR.

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  3. The “vaccines cause autism” is one I’m very familiar with. Even IF there was some relation, which there is not, wouldn’t people prefer an autistic child over a dead child?
    Vaccines save lives, and they slow the mutations.
    MMR isn’t the only vaccine that is combined either. DPT, or diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus is a combined vaccine.

    Congrats on getting shot! 👏I’m eligible tomorrow, but I’m not gonna join the mad rush. I’m registered at a couple places. I’ll go when called😉

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    1. You’re absolutely right! I don’t think that there I as a correlation at all. If there wasn’t social media, people would never have believed this theory. My kids got all the shots, the triple vaccines for the older two and quadruple vaccine for the youngest one and now all three of my grandchildren.
      Thanks 🙏! I hope you get yours soon. 💖❤️
      How are things going? Is school due to start on 5th? 😍

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      1. School is still planned to start full time on Monday!🥳💃🏼. I’m very excited! I have a long list of things I’ve been putting off doing🙄 stuff like getting new glasses, getting a new windshield in my car, home repairs… fun stuff like that🤦🏼‍♀️🤪
        I also want to go to the beach. I miss the ocean!
        Is your grandson back at school yet? Isn’t he on Spring Break now too?

        Have an awesome Thursday afternoon, and maybe I’ll catch up with you before you go to sleep🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m heading that way soon… Younger stopped by after she got off work.

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        1. This is great news. I hope it happens and with safety. Over here we are back to online schooling. Things are pretty bad with a very virulent strain of the virus making so many people ill.
          Thanks my friend. Sleep well. Hugs.

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  4. Did you have any side effects? I get mine on the 8th. I had to sign up out of town to get one, but I don’t mind a little drive for the peace of mind I will get. Great quote for this times we are in.

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