Darla Shine, spouse of the head of communications in the White House, Bill Shine, stated in a controversial Twitter post that measles and other types of sicknesses that affect mainly children were, in fact, good for the health and prevented more serious diseases such as cancer.
Mrs. Shine was inspired to post her thoughts on social media after a false report claimed there was an epidemic of measles in the country because of parents who do not vaccinate their children.
The wife of the politician posted her comment of the situation on her Twitter page “Happy Housewives Club, Faith Family Friends” saying that the entire Baby Boomer population of today suffered through the measles during childhood.
The controversial personality wrote: "Here we go LOL #measlesoutbreak on #CNN #Fake #Hysteria The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kids."
Shine also urged people to bring back such childhood diseases because they kept kids healthy and were good against cancer. She also added that her children were vaccinated.
She added: "I had the #Measles #Mumps #ChickenPox as a child, and so did every kid I knew – Sadly my kids had #MMR so they will never have the life long natural immunity I have. Come breathe on me!"
Many people online decided to mock the conservative author and CEO because they find that her opinion does not match with science.
According to a recent report from CNN, the measles outbreak was declared after more than 100 cases of the disease were identified in 10 different states.
This led Governor Jay Inslee to even announce a state of emergency in Washington near the end of January because of the high fatality risks among small children.
The vaccination against measles was invented back in 1963, and since then the mortality rates of the disease have been drastically reduced, and the sickness was even thought to be entirely gone by 2001.
The highly contagious infection can be distributed through coughing and sneezing, and the typical symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, and rashes all over the body.
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