Wednesday, February 11, 2015
John came into class in a state. He was livid.
It was a special ed science class, and it turned out that I knew many of the kids from previous classes. Which can be a good or bad thing, depending.
John came right up to me and complained. About measles.
The whole anti-vaxxer measles thing has apparently been a discussion in some classes. Or among students. I don't know. I do know that John was angry, so I let him vent.
He couldn't understand why people thought there was a link between vaccines and autism. John explained that he had Asperger's, so he was qualified to have an opinion. He fumed about how vaccines have to do with the immune system while autism has to do with the brain.
I nodded and let him vent.
What could I say? I wasn't going to argue with him. I agree with him.
Ah well. I tried to explain some of the history of it all, but I don't know if it helped. The bell rang, and I had to start class.