Orac reports on the latest pinhead celebrity to jump onto the anti-vax bandwagon. Yup, it’s that walking, talking hairpiece, The Donald.
The anti-vax pinheads are a group I find particularly annoying. My aunt had polio. My grandparents’ generation saw the Salk vaccine for the wonder that it is, and saw polio for the danger it is. Have we forgotten so much so quickly?
When polio was something that
Your friends and family got,
Damn right you’d wait in line to get
That magic-seeming shot.
When infant graves were commonplace,
Each parent knew the cost;
A victim of our own success,
Perspective has been lost.
But now that science gives our lives
More health and fewer pains,
True geniuses like Salk give way
To Trumps with shit for brains.
I’d bet if Trump was suddenly
Confronted with, say, cancer,
He wouldn’t hesitate to look
To science for an answer.
But ignorance and affluence–
A potent combination–
Are threatening the future of
A younger generation.
With every anti-vaxxer voice,
Our children’s risk enlarges,
And science must–for all our sakes–
Defeat these Trumped-up charges.