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Anti-vaxxers caught on hidden camera: ‘Measles is a harmless disease, so give your kids sugar pills’

Using hidden cameras, undercover reporters visited several Canadian homeopathic practitioners who reassured parents that measles and other highly contagious diseases are really no biggie, and aren’t worth the risks (all debunked, but who cares?) that vaccines pose.

In a recent report from CBC’s Market Place, anti vaccine hysteria isn’t just a phenomenon in the affluent neighborhoods of Southern California and the East Coast, its termites have also spread to North America, namely Canada, eh.

Using hidden cameras, undercover reporters visited several Canadian homeopathic practitioners who reassured parents that measles and other highly contagious diseases are really no biggie, and aren’t worth the risks (all debunked, but who cares?) that vaccines pose.

Estimates suggest that up to 40% of Canadian 7-year-olds are not up to date on their vaccines.

From Wonkette:

Oh, but the practitioners in the video are such special snowflakes who just “want parents to know the risks” and to make “informed choices” — although anyone taking a child to a homeopath is already making some pretty uninformed choices to start with. One homeopath explained, “The autistic kids I see, their parents are fairly confident that their children were vaccine-damaged,” so you know that parents are just getting awesome information. They feel confident, and that is science.

In the report, one homeopath said that vaccines are risky because “Babies are getting too much stimulation of their immature immune systems,” while another explained that measles “is really not a dangerous disease,” and yet another adding that if a child is over 1 year-old, “then [measles] is actually a fairly harmless disease.”

So since they were advising against vaccinations, what DID they prescribe?

All of the homeopaths featured in the “Marketplace” report sold remedies known as “nosodes” — which are basically sugar pills — to their patients.

“This is what a remedy looks like,” a homeopath told her patient. “It’s just a little, little ball and it’s just like sugar – it tastes really good.”

The homeopaths told their patients these nosodes were just as effective as vaccinations.

“From the studies that have been done, it is no different,” one homeopath claimed.

Watch an excerpt from the CBC report below:

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  2. Bob Cull

    December 2, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Everyone knows that Measles is no big deal! So what if your kid goes blind? Eyesight is highly over-rated. I swear, the human race is devolving and becoming less intelligent with every generation.

  3. jayme

    December 4, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I think her point with the sugar pills is that is used as a placebo. Since, according to clinical trials for most vaccines, they aren’t really any bit more effective than a placebo. Of course now they changed the rules and don’t have to test against a placebo in vaccine clinical trials…. you know. .. so it’s not actually a legit trial. That’s the real truth of the “science” behind vaccines. It’s not actual real science.

  4. jae

    January 5, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Citation please?

  5. MajorWhat

    February 15, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Personally I think you’ve all gone mad. Measles IS NOT A serious disease. It is a common ordinary childhood disease. They are using strawman studies to “debunk” the vaccines. When I was a kid. NO ONE was vaccinated for measles and a handful of people got it, putting them out of school for about three weeks. No one came near to going blind and there was no threat over that. Something seems fishy here, like the latest big money effort to brainwash the masses into making the Big Pharmas a lot of money. Don’t be so gullible.

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