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Long-term measles vaccine study shows no link with autism — again

13 comments

  1. [13]
    JustABanana
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    At this point I want to filter out all posts and articles with the word "vaccine" in their titles. Don't get me wrong I'm glad people are showing that vaccines are harmless but I'm just tired of...

    At this point I want to filter out all posts and articles with the word "vaccine" in their titles. Don't get me wrong I'm glad people are showing that vaccines are harmless but I'm just tired of having the entire internet filled with articles titled "For the 9999999th time vaccines don't cause autism. In the other news water is wet and earth isn't flat". I don't want people to stop posting those arrticles and hopefully fighting the anti-vaxxers but it's annoying

    5 votes
    1. [4]
      aphoenix
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      You can do that on Tildes, btw - just filter out the "vaccines" tag. I understand being fed up with a particular news piece, especially if you're the sort of person who has internalized that...

      You can do that on Tildes, btw - just filter out the "vaccines" tag.

      I understand being fed up with a particular news piece, especially if you're the sort of person who has internalized that vaccines are important (as I did, 35 years ago). However, it's still important for things to be available so people like my crazy aunt who thinks it's bunk gets inundated with information informing her of how wrong she is. I think many of us hope that facts will eventually win out over willful ignorance.

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        ThatFanficGuy
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        I'd like to hear from someone who'd changed their view on vaccines. I really would. It's easy to demonize the people who hold a particular view – the Internet as it's set up makes no effort to...

        I'd like to hear from someone who'd changed their view on vaccines. I really would. It's easy to demonize the people who hold a particular view – the Internet as it's set up makes no effort to rectify that ease. All we see are faceless crowds of someone labeled "stupid" or "ignorant" or any other empathy-terminating name – as if that external definition is meant to be the absolute, ultimate declaration of those people's nature.

        I used to know a guy who was a neo-Nazi – in Germany, in fact! We were playing Dota 2 matches together, and he told me, out of the blue. I asked him about it. He said where and when he grew up – I believe it was East Germany, in the 80s – the neo-Nazi sentiment among the teenagers was strong. The Soviets didn't do enough to fight it. Among each other, the boys got their blood boiling.

        His mind changed when he became disillusioned with the idea. I think that, the way it was, for him, it was a way of venting, of letting off steam. He was always a dark, brooding personality; the world, for him, was grim, and violent, and more than anything, dark. Whether his upbringing made him so, or his natural inclination was what turned him down those roads, is a mystery, but – there he was. A former German neo-Nazi.

        It makes me wonder how deep should empathy lie. I don't see the limit that others draw so easily. Where's evil? Where's that which I can easily abhor? Where are those I can easily abhor?

        Maybe that crazy aunt of yours is taking refuge in that cooky idea of hers because she's deeply-disconnected from the outside worlds by forces outside of her control – or even perception. That wilful ignorance is never not to know something: it's to hide from something else. It's never about the vaccines, or whether the planet is actually a plane, or touching the surface of the Moon, or any of that nonsense. Maybe it's that in the nonsense, there's refuge from the harsh, crude, chaotic sense – and the harsh, crude, chaotic people that claim espouse it.

        5 votes
        1. [2]
          iiv
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          What made him change his mind more specifically?

          What made him change his mind more specifically?

          1 vote
          1. ThatFanficGuy
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            I don't think there was any specific event that made him reconsider. I'm not that well-versed on the history of the man, but from what he told me, I understand that he simply grew dissonant in...

            I don't think there was any specific event that made him reconsider. I'm not that well-versed on the history of the man, but from what he told me, I understand that he simply grew dissonant in values with the movement he'd associated himself with previously. I wish I knew more.

    2. [8]
      Deimos
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      You can do that for Tildes at least: click on "Filtered topic tags" in the sidebar, click "Edit filtered tags", and enter "vaccines, antivax" and save it.

      You can do that for Tildes at least: click on "Filtered topic tags" in the sidebar, click "Edit filtered tags", and enter "vaccines, antivax" and save it.

      1 vote
      1. [3]
        JustABanana
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        God, I love tildes. I just wish I could do the same on reddit and twitter

        God, I love tildes. I just wish I could do the same on reddit and twitter

        3 votes
        1. iiv
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          I think you can do something similar using Reddit Enhancement Suit. I've at least filtered a lot of subreddits from /r/all.

          I think you can do something similar using Reddit Enhancement Suit. I've at least filtered a lot of subreddits from /r/all.

          4 votes
      2. [2]
        jackson
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        Do you think it'd be appropriate to have an antivax tag on this? I think that'd be a good way to bundle all the "vaccines don't cause autism" posts. I'd still like to see the 'new vaccine...

        Do you think it'd be appropriate to have an antivax tag on this? I think that'd be a good way to bundle all the "vaccines don't cause autism" posts.

        I'd still like to see the 'new vaccine discovered for ____,' but not see the antivax posts, so I think it might be a good idea.

        1 vote
      3. [2]
        Grand0rbiter
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        Can i follow tags? I like some things that are the subject of some groups, but i don't like everything enough to subscribe to the group.

        Can i follow tags? I like some things that are the subject of some groups, but i don't like everything enough to subscribe to the group.

        1. Deimos
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          Not currently. It's something I'd like to support though, there's an issue for it on the tracker here: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/359

          Not currently. It's something I'd like to support though, there's an issue for it on the tracker here: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/359