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ZXEightyMum Fri 24-Jun-11 14:09:26

From a child-free friend and social worker on FB:

"The idea of over indulged teenagers in a wanky self directed learning environment type private school having measles as a direct result of their hippy parents willingness to believe bad science media hype is pretty funny"

about an outbreak of measles in an independent school.

It isn't funny is it? I don't think so. I do happen to have a vaccine-damaged child but it's still a bit insensitive I think.

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Fri 24-Jun-11 14:11:28

I think it's unprofessional and the sort of thing that has potential to come and bite him/her on the arse.

Perhaps a comment is required?

knittedbreast Fri 24-Jun-11 14:12:01

you think too much. its her opinion let her get on with it!

iwasyoungonce Fri 24-Jun-11 14:12:18

Children suffering from a very serious illness? Er, no, it's not funny.

JudysJudgement Fri 24-Jun-11 14:12:24

its her opinion


mummaxmas Fri 24-Jun-11 14:13:22

vaccine damaged child? in what way? if you dont mind me asking?

TryLikingClarity Fri 24-Jun-11 14:13:32

It's FB, so YABU to expect sense and polite discourse. I. am. not. a. FB. fan.

It's terrible grammar from your friend, has she not heard of punctuation? confused

You are right though, OP, not exactly inclusive and supportive words from a Social Worker, and I think YANBU for being annoyed.

From all my years on MN I know that the vaccine good/vaccine bad arguments can be fierce, so I'm hoping this doesn't descend into that bunfight!

ShirleyKnot Fri 24-Jun-11 14:14:12

Not remotely funny. Maybe you shouldn't be friends with someone with such a shit SOH.

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Fri 24-Jun-11 14:16:07

She's entitled to her opinion but she's a bloody idiot for putting it like that - esp on fb!!!

I am sure no parent takes the matter of vacination lightly - I researched no end when it was time for my DS to have the MMR!

PelvicFloor0fSteel Fri 24-Jun-11 14:19:23

Facebook itself doesn't make crass comments, you need to make better friends if you think this is a typical fb statement!

Not a nice comment though, whichever way you look at it, and unprofessional from a social worker.

quiddity Fri 24-Jun-11 14:25:56

Not funny at all

nocake Fri 24-Jun-11 14:28:24

It's not funny at all. It's tragic that some parents are putting their child's health, and life, at risk because they believe what's written in the Daily Mail. What's even worse is that they're also putting other children's health at risk.

feckwit Fri 24-Jun-11 14:29:49

No not funny at all. I feel more cross at the parents who didn't vaccinate though and now have seriously ill children.

youarekidding Fri 24-Jun-11 14:33:23

No, another not funny here as well.

People make personal decisions about vaccines as I did for DS, but to laugh because you think they made the wrong one, and are now suffering the consequences is cruel.

What if they had it and suffered ill-effects?

onagar Fri 24-Jun-11 14:34:46

It's not funny, but nor is it funny that people like nocake think that the daily mail invented vaccine damage.

Stupidity is sad and there is so much of it.

realhousewifeofdevoncounty Fri 24-Jun-11 14:51:23

Is this the sands school per chance? No not funny for the children at all. But I do agree that had more of the children been vaccinated it wouldn't have happened. But that's the parents' fault and not the children's fault and no, not funny. Not in particularly good taste to post that on facebook either.

ZXEightyMum Fri 24-Jun-11 14:53:49

I don't know which school. Will look. I still think it's a bit shit to laugh at teenagers or anyone getting measles.

MsTeak Fri 24-Jun-11 15:03:09

Funny as in ironic, perhaps. I have to admit that if I heard of a measles outbreak in a place full of unvaxed middle class kids, I would think.. "well, duh, bug surprise". But just to my self and I wouldn't be laughing at the kids.

nethunsreject Fri 24-Jun-11 15:05:12

It's nasty, yep. Yanbu.

thumbwitch Fri 24-Jun-11 15:06:55

Not remotely funny. And not necessarily any truth in it either, as there is a limited lifespan on the immunity granted by the MMR.

ZXEightyMum Fri 24-Jun-11 15:12:55

Sands school

Take the piss out of the learning environment if you like but don't wish such serious illnesses on teenagers who are still somebody's children. I hope this adult isn't working with vulnerable young people with this sort of attitude, or am I biased?

ZXEightyMum Fri 24-Jun-11 15:23:03

How do I defend this then?

"I hope none of those kids suffer any lasting ill effects, can't measles make boys sterile?"

thumbwitch Fri 24-Jun-11 15:27:42

Don't understand that question - who/what are you trying to defend?
And no, it's not measles - mumps can cause orchitis which may lead to male sterility.

MsTeak Fri 24-Jun-11 15:28:05

Well, lots of people in professions like that have very dark humour which doesn;t translate well to people who don't do jobs like that. I have sw's and cops in my family, you'd be appalled at some of the talk.
Doesn't mean they are terrible people though, its a tough job.

ZXEightyMum Fri 24-Jun-11 15:30:57

I did say that it thought it was mumps which was more problematic in adolescence.

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