Sunday, December 28, 2014

Anti-Vaccination Movement Finally Losing Some Steam

According to the LA Times, the momentum behind the ridiculous anti-vaccination movement let up slightly in 2014, dipping down a tiny bit for the first time in 10 years.  This completely discredited bullshit is an embarrassment to liberal-minded people everywhere, it being one of the very few areas where progressives are guilty of ignoring the science (a mindset that conservatives tend to embrace with the bliss typical of of the ignorant).  The pushback against vaccines, and specifically the belief that they actually cause autism in young children, came about after one lone quack in Britain published 'research findings' to that effect which turned out to have been fabricated entirely, something that the publication itself admitted to not long afterward.

Hopefully this means a corner has been turned on this topic and rational thought will allow us to avoid bringing back diseases like small pox and the mumps in the future.

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