June 11, 2015

Sick Selfies App To Encourage Vaccinations

An man in Albuquerque, New Mexico is working on a sick selfies app to encourage vaccinations.

From the article on KRQE.com:

Here’s how the app works. You take a selfie or a photo of a friend. You can then select the photo and adjust it through the app so that your face is framed up. Then comes the part that’s supposed to get you thinking- you can give yourself measles or small pox, the only disease that’s been eradicated in the wild.

Here’s the video:

Creepy? Maybe. OK, definitely. The comments on the story are equally creepy though:

How sick! Vaccination is an organised [sic] criminal enterprise dressed up as disease prevention by means of junk science.

Yeah. Because that’s true. #sarcasm

The app does seem like a weird way to get parents to vaccinate their kids. But as the comment above shows, anti-vaccination folks are a tough crowd to convince.

On a related note, I may have to start checking the news in Albuquerque for weird stories. It’s no Florida, but only because nothing — NOTHING — compares to Florida when it comes to wild and wacky stories. But Albuquerque could have items worth posting. I found this “sick selfies app” story because of the bikers who helped a 5-year-old girl when she was bullied.

Source: App aims to encourage vaccinations with sick selfies | KRQE News 13

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