Stupid things that I have seen this week







Oh, and the ABC used obvious-nutcase-is-obvious Meryl Dorey to comment on a story about which she knows nothing at all.

This is why there are days where, given the chance, I would gladly push the big red button that disentegrates the planet.

posted @ Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:31 PM


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# re: Stupid things that I have seen this week

Left by A Well-Known Native American at 3/24/2012 1:24 AM
I'm not well versed in Doreyisms as I can't be doing with reading the drivel that she and her accolytes of idiocy spew forth like anti-intellectual pez dispensers, but I have lifted the following quote, attributed to Dorey, from the article you linked to:

"The vaccine no longer contains the same strain of the bacteria as that which is circulating in the community," she said.

"In addition, the newer strain of the bacteria seems to be more virulent which is why we're seeing infants dying of whooping cough, which we haven't seen for a very long time."

Now, it may just be me, but I read that as saying, "Vaccination is proven to work in reducing the severity and infection rate of whooping cough in infants, but as diseases and bacteria can and do mutate, the current vaccination in use for protecting against whooping cough is not as effective as it could be were it to be modified to combat more specifically the more recent mutations of the pertussis bacteria."

Seems almost an advertisement for the benefits of vaccination albeit with some slight constructive critiscism thrown in for good measure.

I think the poor dear's mental state has deteriorated to the point where she doesn't even remember her own ridiculous stance on the issue. I've heard that syphilis can have that effect on people. If only she'd been vaccinated against it...
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