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Aliya on bars – Birmingham WC 2019

Seeing this in person was a religious experience

can you link to the coach's meeting?

can you link to the coach's meeting?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKPv2koFT_Q

“So is Viktoria Komova coming back or not?”

“So is Viktoria Komova coming back or not?”

“I was at the DTB Pokal and I have to say th…

“I was at the DTB Pokal and I have to say that it was awesome. The arena was packed and the audience was amazing. While all gymnasts left very fast, Aliya was just sitting in the crowd with the Russians coaches during Men’s Team final and she was very kind to all the little kids who came up to her, it was lovely to see! Also Ana’s beam was gorgeous!”

amanda-fior: gymfanconfessions: “I don’t see…

amanda-fior:

gymfanconfessions:

“I don’t see what’s so wrong with Aliya not vaccinating her baby. I’m not vaccinating my children and that’s a choice that is nobody’s business except the parent’s. Leave the poor girl alone!”

Examples of things that are “a choice that is nobody’s business except the parent’s”:

  • Hiding vegetables under cheese to trick your kids into eating them.
  • Letting them wear their pyjamas all day.
  • Giving them this haircut:

Things that are a serious health concern not only for your child but for anyone else who relies on herd immunity:

Vaccinations.


The reason why we don’t see many cases of measles or polio etc is due to herd immunity. When people are vaccinated, which makes it harder for the disease to spread. In order for a population to be protected by herd immunity against measles, for example, 90 to 95% of that population must be vaccinated.

The problem with people simply choosing not to vaccinate themselves and their children, is that there are people within society who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons (eg. infants who are too young and people with auto-immune disorders). These people need herd immunity in order to avoid getting sick and potentially dying (these people are more likely to die if they get infected due to their age or medical condition).

Every person who chooses not to vaccinate is decreasing the percentage of immunity within the population and making it easier for diseases like measles  to threaten anyone not immune. It is also important to remember that not everyone who is vaccinated is necessarily immune. Some people may not have had the appropriate booster vaccines within the correct time frame and therefore they could be susceptible without knowing.

Choosing not to vaccinate is not just dangerous to your children, but it also affects the vulnerable people within society (babies and the sick).  

These pictures illustrate herd immunity:

Courtesy: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

Here if an article from Oxford University about herd immunity

Here is Romina Libster’s Ted talk explaining Herd immunity

The doctor who linked autism with vaccines retracted his article and had his medical licence revoked. He was a fraud. This is one of many articles on this

Or if you’re the kind of person who likes evidence based research, here are some links to peer reviewed academic articles:

Vaccines are not associated with autism: An evidence-based meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies

Vaccine Refusal, Mandatory Immunization, and the Risks of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (New England Journal of Medicine)

gymfanconfessions: “Nastia and Pavlova would’…

gymfanconfessions:

“Nastia and Pavlova would’ve thrived under the perfect 10 system”

They both competed under the perfect 10 system tho?

gymfanconfessions: “I want Aliya to get her 3…

gymfanconfessions:

“I want Aliya to get her 3rd UB Olympic gold. Simone can a add silver to her Olympic medal collection.”

gymfanconfessions: “I’m not a fan of most tat…

gymfanconfessions:

“I’m not a fan of most tattoos but whenever I see a gymnast with the Olympic rings tattoo I feel so happy for them, like Yes you go girl!”

“I don’t see what’s so wrong with Aliya not …

“I don’t see what’s so wrong with Aliya not vaccinating her baby. I’m not vaccinating my children and that’s a choice that is nobody’s business except the parent’s. Leave the poor girl alone!”

“MAG fans who think they’re some kind of sup…

“MAG fans who think they’re some kind of superior beings for watching MAG more than WAG are the worst.”