Fun facts About Anti-Vaxxers: Smallpox, Marie Antoinette, and the Leprosy Connection

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In 1774 King Luis XV, died of smallpox. Vaccines hadn’t been invented yet at the time but the process of using dead cells from infected patients to inoculate against smallpox was sweeping Europe at the time because not dying is fucking awesome. At the time, inoculation was illegal in France. You can’t inoculate someone if you don’t have a sick person to get some scabs from and the idea of running around during an outbreak, smearing pus on healthy people didn’t add up for some folks. Which, I get. Also, sometimes people would confuse chickenpox with smallpox and get inoculated against the wrong disease, which led to some hilarious results, and by that, I mean dying. After Louis died, his grandson, Louis XVI said, “I ain’t goin out like no bitch!” and had himself and the rest of the royal line inoculated. Holy Science, Batman! It worked. To commemorate the occasion, women’s hat makers started cranking out gaudy headpieces with a bunch of shit that symbolized being inoculated called the pouf à l’inoculation.


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Much like people right now are not protecting themselves from preventable diseases because famous people made it trendy, the pouf became the headdress of the season and made inoculation trendy in France. Too bad for Louis and his wife Marie Antionette, there is no way to inoculate against guillotines, which they found out in 1793.

In 1853, England and Wales declared vaccines to be mandatory. This didn’t sit well with the lower class because they were already stomped on enough by the upper class and now they were being told what to do with their bodies. The courts were like, “We’re trying to keep everybody alive, you idiots” but common sense is hard to hear when it isn’t your idea. Enforcement of the law was less than stringent, especially in backwater towns. This led to many people claiming to have been vaccinated even though they hadn’t. Then a wave of smallpox would come through town and people would start dropping like flies and everyone would be all like, “See. Vaccines don’t do shit.”

In 1871 another vaccination act was passed that appointed vaccination officers to make sure people were complying with the law and common sense since they obviously hadn’t. Between 1869-1884 61 people were arrested for not vaccinating their kids. in 1868, Sir James Simpson came up with what he called “The Leicester Method” for combating smallpox. That is, isolating infected people in a hospital when they got sick so they wouldn’t spread the disease. Fuck, this next part makes my brain hurt: Everyone who worked in the smallpox hospital had to be vaccinated. Also, if someone got sick, people in that neighborhood were encouraged to get vaccinated. Basically, the Leicester Method was “I won’t get vaccinated but other people should to keep me safe.” Also, quarantining sick people was the exact thing everyone on the planet had always done for smallpox.

In 1869, townsfolk started the Anti-Vaccination League and passed ordinances for the Leicester Method. Then they all patted themselves on the back for ending smallpox once and for all. The “Gubment” was all, “Cool story bro. Get your shots or you’re going to be arrested.” Parents were more than happy to go to jail for not vaccinating their children, because who doesn’t love being a martyr, especially in a mass hysteria situation? In the spring of 1885, with about 5,000 people waiting on their court dates for non-compliance of the law, the city of Leicester decided to have a protest. They put out ads in newspapers for other anti-vaccination leagues in other towns to come to join the protest. Estimates of the turnout range anywhere from 80,000 to 100,000 protesters. People paraded down the street with sick cows to symbolize the cowpox vaccine. They even borrowed the gallows from the courthouse and put it on a cart with an effigy of Edward Jenner (the vaccine’s inventor) swinging from it. The dummy eventually got torn down and tossed around the crowd like a beach ball until its headless body was eventually taken to the jail, where it was locked up.

After the demonstrations everyone got together and agreed to vote out anyone in office who was pro vaccine. Vaccination rates among children went from around 94% to about jack shit. Leicester became famous for being the place where nobody gets vaccinated. Between 1872 and 1901 there were 17 outbreaks of smallpox in Leicester.

Due to public outcry from protesters, a commission was formed in 1896 to determine if vaccines were effective, once and for all. To the surprise of nobody, the commission determined, “Yeah, they work.” But they went ahead and added a conscientious objector clause to the Vaccination act that allowed people to opt out of getting vaccinated.

Over in America, Massachutes became the first state to have mandatory vaccinations in 1809. Over the next couple decades vaccines had reduced the number of outbreaks to the point where people started saying, “Vaccines are stupid because look, we don’t have smallpox.” People stopped getting vaccinated, leading to a public health crisis when smallpox came back with a vengeance in the 1870’s.
In 1879 a guy name William Tebb started the Anti-Vaccination Society of America. In 1893 he published a book called “Vaccination and Leprosy,” claiming that vaccines caused leprosy.

In 1901 Boston was getting hit with a smallpox outbreak. Health officials were trying their best to get everyone vaccinated but were facing tough resistance from the anti-vaccination community so the chairman of the board of health dared anti-vaxxers to go hang out in the smallpox ward at the hospital. Eventually the dare was taken up by a doctor named Immanuel Pfeiffer, who claimed to be able to heal folks by laying his hands on them. He spent some time hanging out in the smallpox ward and then went home with a smug look on his face. Health officials immediately went looking for Pfeiffer. They found him five days later, holed up at his wife’s farm, covered in smallpox. Local authorities quarantined the farm and made anyone who came into contact with Pfeiffer get vaccinated. Somethefuckhow, Pfeiffer managed to survive and used that as proof that he was right all along.

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Uh, I don't know if I should mention this or not... I had two small boy twins who every time they received a vaccination would go into convulsions within hours. I don't know if you have ever seen two 6 month-olds convulsing but it was pretty frightening for a young parent. After a discussion with the pediatrician, we tried giving half doses. Same effect. The final decision was that potential damage from convulsions trumped protection from small pox. Long story short, you aren't fully vaccinated.

I didn't laugh, but don't worry about the money back, I'll just unfollow you - neither the world nor the sorry dregs of this platform needs yet another vaxtard shill - are you even the same person writing this crap?

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Have you or anyone you’ve ever known had smallpox or polio?

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I can't be arsed arguing anymore - 10 years ago I first did this webpage, but these days I think believers might as well do their own eugenics...

http://www.frot.co.nz/design/health/vaccination/

“Belief in immunization is a form of delusional insanity”- Dr Herbert Shelton

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Absolutely everything in your article is horrifyingly, laughably, verifiably fake. Children die because of the dumb ass shit you "believe". This isn’t a case where people argue about who is more right or wrong. You are just absolutely wrong, and you kill children. I can’t stress this enough; children die because of how wrong you are. You are wrong, and children die because of it. You kill children because of your arrogant ignorance. Your views don’t hold equal weight to anything that involves anything more scientifically rigorous than reading the back of a cereal box. You are murdering innocent children because you are stupid as shit. By any metric that anyone measures anything, you are a piece of shit. You are an arrogant piece of shit. You are a willfully stupid, arrogant, stupid piece of shit. When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, you should greet each day by saying, “ I kill children.”

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I kill children certainly has a nice ring to it - I'll try that.

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C’mon, tell him how you really feel. Also Sifty, 99% of anti vaccination information is Chinese propaganda meant to cripple an already stagnant birth rate in the west, or maybe I made that up... go get a tetanus booster.

And in the early vaccines tdid they include Mercury or Aluminum? Did they intentionally include LIVE VIRUS? did they indeed have a crash cart next to the neo-natal ward for innoculating new borns with so much vaccine that they DIED and had to be jump started? I guess that answer would be "probably not". Even the CDC has not direct link to inocculation and prevention. Check the STATS on the "Flu vaccines" that so many people flock to get. In the year 2000 Measles were listed as ERADICATED, in 2008 after inocculations began, 432 cases of Measles were found, this year alone over a Thousand cases in New York alone some had been vaccinated.

Two words of note: "Live Virus". go figure...

This led to many people claiming to have been vaccinated even though they hadn’t. A wave of smallpox would come through town and people would start dropping like flies. Then everyone would be all like, “See. Vaccines don’t do shit"

I wrote about this a couple of months ago.

Vaccination and Mandatory Vaccination are two very different beasts.

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That was a very articulate and well written post. Good job. What’s that steempeak platform all about? Should I be using it?

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Thanks; also yes, definitely. It has a tonne of incredible features, like templates for posts, scheduled posts, favourite topics and authors lists, also the ability to mute topics.
There's no going back :)

Fine if people don't want to be vaccinated let them but I would make them pay for treatment if they got sick. In the long run it will be beneficial to the planet and human race because dumb ones will die

Howdy sir madgoat! man, this is a great way to get some lively commenting going! I love the history of this topic and you did an amazing research job of getting so many killer images! Dang those are great!

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This one took forever on the research. There’s just so much wackiness. I was going to do a part 3, with the more modern version but it’s pretty much the same argument from 100 years ago, only science has gotten better since then so there’s even less of an argument now.
Unfortunately this is one of those topics where nobody is ever going to go, “oh yeah. I see your point.” So I don’t think I’ll be wading into these waters again.
Those old cartoons were pretty cool though.

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yes, the old cartoons are great! I like studying those. So you are going to go into these waters again because it's so controversial? The naysayers and the name calling doesn't bother you?

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I’ll round the story out eventually before I put the next book out, but this took too long to research so I’ll probably do a few more fun ones before I get back to it. Name calling doesn’t bother me, but people being just plain ass wrong about common sense does, and someone else can fight that fight. I’m too old and lazy to bother.

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too old! lol. Ok well hopefully you can create a passive income with alot of books published and selling, then you can retire in peace!

Misinformation is a bitch. Unfortunately it might take your kid dying (or someone else's) before you see the truth.

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Don’t try you just hate how Bill Gates is gonna infect us with 5g? Hope you guys are holding up all right with your dumpster fire leeadership. I heard Dtube mentioned on the news today, because it’s hosting garbage banned from YouTube 🤣

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We're all going to die and at this point we deserve it. Not me though. I listen to scientists instead of politicians. Everybody makes fun of me and calls me paranoid. I gave up arguing with these people months ago and just hide in my hole.