No doubt, many of you who will watch this evening’s program, on the faulty link between vaccinations and autism, will be angry. Disgraced British researcher Andrew Wakefield published an explosive study in The Lancet leading many to believe certain vaccines could cause autism. You’ll think this program is biased and that we did not do our due diligence by getting Wakefield’s side of the story. But you would be wrong. There are no two sides to this story.
Sandra Gionas of The Agenda unequivocally explains how deceit and fraud mushroomed into kids going unvaccinated.
The vaccination “debate” drives me crazy. There’s no debate between fact and fraud.
The kids who go unvaccinated don’t get sick because other kids are vaccinated. But if the rate drops low enough, those diseases will resurge (and the prevalence rate has gone up already). And those diseases killed and debilitated many people in the days before vaccination. But the mythical connection between vaccination and autism has got so deeply rooted that it’s become part of normal discourse between parents. “Do you vaccinate?” is something I’ve been routinely asked.
This reminds me of creationism but that, at least, has only the potential of resulting in kids raised in ignorance, not becoming deaf, blind or brain damaged. Ignorance is rather more easily cured.