May 3, 2011 9 Comments
While belief in ufos, ghosts and other hard-to-prove-either-way phenomena is (vaguely) understandable, the ongoing insistence from some people that vaccinations are some sort of insidious plot is, to put not too fine a point on it, completely insane.
It’s not just all the scientific evidence that’s been compiled over the last hundred years or so, which shows that vaccinations are not only safe, but have greatly improved (and extended) the lives of millions of people, and virtually wiped out what were some of the most common and insidious childhood diseases of yesteryear (measles, whooping cough and polio, to name but three), it’s also the practical reality of your own life experience. When did you last hear of someone dying or being crippled from measles? How many childhood friends did you lose to whopping cough? How many people in your workplace are handicapped by polio?