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TINA, YOUR STAY AT HOME SOCIAL ADVOCATE, HOST: Hi everyone! Today, we’re live streaming what is sure to be an incredibly enlightening discussion concerning the dangers of vaccination. Joining me today is Nicolas “the antivaxxer crusader” who is leading the crusade to stop the compulsory vaccinations that are causing millions of children autism. His opponent is some guy from the Centers for Disease Control or CDC who claims that vaccines are not dangerous. Let’s start with you Nicolas. If you could please introduce yourself and gives us a little background on your work that would be great.
NICOLAS “THE ANTIVAXXER CRUSADER”: Hey everyone, I am Nicolas, and I am from Ashland, Oregon. In Ashland, we lead the way in reducing vaccinations. I got involved in the antivax movement while I was attending parties and kept hearing people discussing how vaccinations were causing autism. A group of us got together and we decided to use some of the spare money we have from our trust funds to launch campaigns on social media and pass out vital information standing in front of Trader Joes and other hip and socially responsible stores. Things are progressing well, but we still have a long way to go before we stop vaccinations permanently.
TINA: That’s amazing! You are so kind and selfless. Well, I guess we need to hear the other side of the story. Could you please introduce yourself, Mr. CDC man?
ROBERT R. REDFIELD, MD DIRECTOR OF THE CDC: My name is Robert Redfield and I am the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and I have been working in clinical research and clinical care of “chronic human viral infections and infectious diseases, especially HIV, for more than 30 years.” I came here today to discuss the need for vaccinations and the risks of not being vaccinated.
NICOLAS: Here we go…another guy with a bunch of big words who is going to try to cover up the fact that vaccinations are causing autism. How much are the vaccine manufacturers paying you?
DR. REDFIELD: I don’t work for the pharmacology industry; I work for the CDC. You really need to stop telling people that vaccines are causing autism because it is not true.
NICOLAS: What does studying farms have to do with anything?
DR. REDFIELD: What?
NICOLAS: You just said you don’t work in farmocology. It’s hard to take people like you seriously when you can’t get your words right.
TINA: Ha! Ha! Yeah that’s dumb.
DR. REDFIELD: I said, “Pharmacology, p-h-a-r-m-a-c-o-l-o-g-y.”
NICOLAS: Damn that is sad. He can’t even spell the word farmocology correctly. And, he’s supposed to be telling us what is healthy.
TINA: Ha! Ha!
DR. REDFIELD: At any rate, vaccines don’t cause autism. We have decades of research that show that Vaccines are safe and have almost eliminated many diseases.
NICOLAS: Sure, Sure…I suppose we are just suppose to take the word of these “studies” and so called “experts”. How do you explain the fact that in a study of autistic children there was a connection between children who were afflicted shortly after being vaccinated?
TINA: Yeah, how about that?
DR. REDFIELD: You are both referring to one study that was performed by one unscrupulous doctor who created a bias study. The study has been discredited repeatedly and the doctor lost his license to practice. What possible reason would the CDC or any health organization have in covering up the cause of autism?
NICOLAS: Well money of course! Big drug companies make vaccines and then get paid by providers including the government. These drug companies would stand to lose billions of dollars if vaccines were no longer required.
TINA: Yeah, it’s all about the money.
DR. REDFIELD: That’s ridiculous! If pharmaceutical companies wanted to make money in that way then they wouldn’t create vaccines that work in the first place. They would create drugs to treat the diseases- not cure the diseases. Or, even more to the point, why wouldn’t they jack the rates up on necessary medications for people with common chronic ailments such as diabetes and heart issues in order to profiteer?
NICOLAS: There he goes again with using the wrong words, “farmer suit companies”. What the hell does farmer clothes companies have to do with this argument?
TINA: He’s so stupid, where did he get those degrees?
DR. REDFIELD: For Pete’s sake! How can you people sit here and argue against vaccinations when you don’t even understand the science of pharmacology? You don’t understand the science of drug therapy and you are sitting here railing against it and endangering thousands of lives.
NICOLAS: How can you sit here defending the wrong companies who are clearly profiteering from the sale of drugs?
Nicolas and Dr. Redfield continue a heated argument.
TINA: Well, there you have it folks. The obvious decision is to not vaccinate your kids. Clearly, the experts from the CDC have nothing intelligent to say about vaccinations. If we want to keep our kids healthy, then we will need to refuse vaccinations.
Thanks for joining me, and tune in next week when I tackle the problem of racism.
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