Measles is back. The virus was considered
eradicated from the United States in the year 2000, but now
that disproven theories of a link between vaccines and autism,
and baseless fears about “toxins” have run rampant—spread by
celebrity conspiracy theorists and irresponsible media—we now
the highest number of measles cases in two decades, with 644 cases in 2014 and over 100 new cases since the
start of 2015 alone. Even diseases like whooping cough are at
their highest level in over 50 years.
It’s not even safe to take your kids to Disneyland anymore!
Here’s your chance to show your support for science-based
medicine, and to help stop the spread of preventable diseases
by spreading the truth about vaccines. As part of our
Keep Health Care Safe and Secular
campaign we’re offering
free campaign stickers that say, simply and
Protect Yourself. Protect Others. Vaccinate.
And we want to send you two of them. One for you, and
one you can give to a friend.
Vaccinating isn’t merely about a “personal choice” as
some politicians have recently suggested. It’s about confronting the reality of being a human being
living among other humans.
Getting yourself and your children vaccinated against
preventable diseases means that others who can’t get vaccinated—because they’re too young,
pregnant, sick, or elderly—are also protected.
When we vaccinate we’re not only doing something good for our own health, but
for our family’s, our children’s, and our neighbor’s health too.
So help make the case! Let’s get the word out that all of us
who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.
And let’s see if we can make this crucial fact…contagious.
Sign up now: you’ll get updates and advocacy
emails from CFI’s Office of Public Policy—and get both of your free stickers too!(Maybe it will go viral! Okay, sorry.)
Due to your overwhelming support for this cause we have
run out of stickers! Please check back soon for more
information about how to acquire a “VACCINATE”
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Keep Health Care Safe and Secular is a
campaign by the Center for Inquiry in support of health
policies that are based on evidence and scientific principles,
rather than superstition, magical thinking, religious beliefs,
or conspiracy theories. The campaign aims to educate the
public, the media, and policy makers about the threat to our
health care posed by misinformation, dogma, and quackery,
whether it comes in the form of science-rejecting “faith
healing” or dubious alternative and “natural” medicine. Learn