ATLANTA, GA – The CDC released a new and updated list of possible side effects for anti-vaccers today, with the Dunning-Kruger effect and verbal diarrhea topping the list.
“We felt an update was needed as the old list had become fairly outdated,” said CDC spokesman Dr. John Greinke. “We all know the common ones like feelings of superiority, lack of scientific knowledge, endangering children, etc. but it seems not everyone knows that being anti-vaccine also causes people to spew verbal diarrhea and to suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect.”
In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect (referred to by some as Dunning-Kruger Disease or DKD) is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority comes from the inability of low-ability people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence. [Wikipedia].
“Perhaps no one group are more vulnerable to DKD and the seemingly involuntary spewing of verbal diarrhea more than anti-vaccers ,” explained Greinke. “Along with endangering the lives of children, these are some of the worst side effects we have seen.”
The following illustration shows a person in the early stages of anti-vaccinism:
If you suspect someone you know of being anti-vaccine, be sure to avoid them at all costs and not let them near children.