When the topic of vaccinations comes up for debate (it's not), I'm always reminded of this video by Penn & Teller that puts it simply enough for anyone to understand.
Kottke's article is accompanied with a screenshot of a tweet where a teen is looking for information on how to get vaccinated behind their parent's backs.
Axios covered the situation with measels in the US yesterday. Anti-vaxxers not only put their own children at risk but every child they interact with.
Why it matters: Unless doctors and the public step up to counteract the vocal opposition to vaccines with evidence-based facts, there is a serious concern that infectious diseases like measles could return full-force, public health officials and scientists tell Axios.
'Evidence-based facts' is one of the most offensive terms I've ever seen written down. I'd love to chalk all of this up to a lack of education but it's not even this one topic or a single social group that is able to look past the truth. Brexit and Trump are two examples in the political world.
How can anyone misunderstand that the MMR vaccine will prevent your children from dying?