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Abbey Clint recently took her 7-month-old to the doctor for her scheduled immunizations.

While there, she decided to snap a couple of photos of herself and her little ones and share them to Facebook.


Abbey shared an important message with the photos, along with an infographic debunking the supposed link between vaccines and autism.

"Madelyn got her shots today! 🥂💕🥰"
"I grew up unvaccinated before it was cool 😎"
"I've had to catch up on my inoculations with each pregnancy. Glad I didn't catch measles while pregnant! 🥳"
"Glad my babies don't need to suffer through preventable infectious diseases. Preventative maintenance saves co-pays and saves lives. Proud to vaccinate! 💃❤️"


Her post was largely positive and celebratory, but it apparently struck a nerve with someone, because it was shared in an anti-vaxx group.

This resulted in no small number of people showing up to comment on Clint's post, some even making some pretty wild assertions based only on a photograph.

But many on Facebook were supportive of Abbey's efforts to vaccinate herself and her kids. Because SCIENCE.

Some told stories of life before vaccines.

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Others said that they plan to vaccinate their little ones too.

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Some thanked Abbey for Educating herself on vaccines and disease, and using that knowledge to decide to keep her kids and those who cannot be vaccinated safe.

Others who grew up unvaccinated and caught up as adults chimed in with their experiences.

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After Clint's post was shared to an anti-vaxx group, plenty of people showed up to dogpile on her for what they saw as an attack on their freedom to choose not to vaccinate their children.

Some even went as far as to claim that her children were already showing signs of "vaccine injury" in the snapshot of the family at the doctor's office.

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People had Abbey's back, though.

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One person brought up the uncomfortable truth about the "vaccines cause autism" line of thought.

People seem more afraid of their child developing autism from a vaccine (which doesn't happen, and the paper originally claiming the link has since been retracted over ethical concerns) than of them dying or killing others because of a preventable disease like measles.

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Vaccination saves lives.

Anyone who was alive before vaccines for measles, rubella or even polio were available could tell you about the horrors of disease outbreaks.

Smallpox, a disease that is estimated to have killed 300 million people in the 20th century alone, has been officially eradicated worldwide thanks to vaccination.

Measles was eliminated in the United States in 2000, but declining vaccination rates have contributed to the disease being reintroduced and several significant outbreaks have occurred this year.

According to a CDC press release, these new cases of measles stand a chance of causing even greater harm.

"The longer these outbreaks continue, the greater the chance measles will again get a sustained foothold in the United States."

Stories like Abbey's show that people can change their minds, and grow, when they educate themselves and come to truly understand a subject.

Misinformation is prevalent, and can be difficult to sift through when doing research.

Alex Azar, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, recently urged parents to vaccinate their children in a press release.

"The measles vaccines are among the most extensively studied medical products we have, and their safety has been firmly established over many years in some of the largest vaccine studies ever undertaken."
"With a safe and effective vaccine that protects against measles, the suffering we are seeing is avoidable."
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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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