According to the blurb, Melanie’s Marvellous Measles was written “to educate children on the benefits of having measles and how you can heal from them naturally and successfully”. While the arguments against vaccination are most strident in the US, the book’s author, Stephanie Messenger, comes from Brisbane in Australia.
In the book, Melanie contracts measles despite being vaccinated while her unvaccinated friend Tina is not infected with the virus – a highly implausible outcome as the virus is so contagious, 90% of people not vaccinated will be infected if exposed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The book has been bombarded with negative reviews on Amazon, including the following:
Credit: H/T Cheezburger.com
Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.
Read science facts, not fiction...
There’s never been a more important time to explain the facts, cherish evidence-based knowledge and to showcase the latest scientific, technological and engineering breakthroughs. Cosmos is published by The Royal Institution of Australia, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Financial contributions, however big or small, help us provide access to trusted science information at a time when the world needs it most. Please support us by making a donation or purchasing a subscription today.