Author Topic: A win for anti-vaxxers and their ilk  (Read 113 times)

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Offline Squidward von Squidderson

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Re: A win for anti-vaxxers and their ilk
« on: September 20, 2019, 01:44:25 pm »
So reading this over, it looks like the judge ruled that he couldn't be sure that the child had bacterial rather than viral meningitis, which means that it is possible that medical intervention might not have saved the child anyway.

So it's not really an endorsement of the right of parents to do nothing or use fake **** to treat illnesses, it's just a conclusion that the judge isn't sure that the child's death could have been prevented if the parents had done something sooner.


Viral meningitis doesn't have a cure, but treatment with anti-virals and IV fluids, etc. usually saves someone's life.   So the judge is completely out to lunch on that.   When your kid is sick, you still bring them to the hospital.

It's like saying if your kid has AIDS, it's good enough to do some voodoo, rather than bringing them to the doctor, because there's no cure.