Thanks to not-smart types like Jenny McCarthy and people who wish parts of the computer game The Oregon Trail was real, there’s a generation of kids who aren’t getting vaccinations for polio and measles and whooping cough (you know, the diseases science cured back in the 50s, because getting polio sucks). But Kristen Bell is apparently not one of those people who is super psyched that old school diseases are coming back. She recently told The Hollywood Reporter that if you want to hang out with her 1-month-old baby Delta or her 23-month-old daughter Lincoln, you better be able to prove you got your shots first:
“When Lincoln was born, the whooping cough epidemic was growing, and before she was 2 months old, we simply said [to friends], ‘You have to get a whooping cough vaccination if you are going to hold our baby. It’s a very simple logic: I believe in trusting doctors, not know-it-alls.”
“Well, I believe in the pop-up ad I accidentally clicked on one day while shopping online for shoes” hissed Kristin Cavallari.
Getting sick with whooping cough is no joke, so I’m Team Sloth on this one. These old school throwback diseases are ruining everything! I want to go to Disneyland without being afraid of catching measles on the It’s A Small World ride. You shouldn’t be afraid of catching measles or whooping cough at the happiest place on earth; the only sick you should get at Disneyland is a violent case of gut rot after eating the chili cheese dog from Award Wieners in California Adventure.