There are many unexplained things in this world. Are UFOs real? Is Avril Lavigne really a clone? What really happened to Tupac?
Yet, despite all of these questions, there remains one mystery that is bigger than them all... anti-vaxxers.
Yes, there's actually a handful of parents out there who don't believe in vaccinating their children. You know, those life-saving vaccinations that prevent a child from getting potentially-deadly diseases? These quite ridiculous people genuinely believe that vaccinations do more harm than good, subsequently baffling and infuriating the rest of the modern world.
Anti-vax moms have become somewhat of a joke, and one has recently gone viral for shooting herself in the foot by publicly asking how to protect her un-vaccinated child from a measles outbreak. The unidentified woman took to Facebook for advice but was met with a flurry of hilarious, yet pretty accurate, jokes and jibes.
Keep scrolling to see the comments, which brilliantly put this woman in her place.
Children need vaccinations. Period.
via: GettyThere's no argument about it. Because of advances in medical science, a child can be protected against more diseases than ever before.
Vaccines have eliminated many deadly diseases.
via: ShutterstockSome diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinction– primarily due to safe and effective vaccines.
Yet there are some people who don't trust these vaccines...
via: GettyMany parents ask "are vaccines bad?" and get caught up in online articles that argue that you shouldn't vaccinate your child.
Many believe that vaccines cause the problems, rather than prevent them.
via: GettyIt all comes as part of the “anti-vaxxer" movement. Anti-vaxxers believe that there is a connection between vaccinations and autism, as well as other disorders, despite there being no scientific evidence supporting that theory.
There are more anti-vaxxers than ever before.
via: GettyAnd, as a result, the measles virus has made its not-so-glorious comeback. Measles was declared to be eliminated back in 2000, but, last year, a staggering number of cases of the virus were confirmed in the United States. Measles starts with cold-like symptoms that develop about 10 days after becoming infected. This is followed a few days later by the measles rash.
The return of the virus was been blamed on unvaccinated children...
via: GettyAs the vast majority of people infected had not received vaccination and were living in close-knit communities wherein the immunization rate is lower than average. Way to go, anti-vax folk.
And, because of this issue, the measles virus is back in full swing.
via: GettyFrom January 1 to August 15, 2019, 1,203 individual cases of measles had been confirmed in thirty different states. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1992 and since measles was declared eliminated.