...The true culprit is a growing, unfounded fear of vaccines, now with mongers in the highest places.
A mostly conquered disease is spreading in Minnesota’s largest city because an abysmally low 40% of Somali-American kindergarteners there have gotten their necessary shots.
That four-in-ten figure is way, way down from nine-in-ten in 2004, driven by lies about a connection between vaccines and autism....
For that, blame not only local leaders, but the likes of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose anti-vaccine megaphone has gotten amplified thanks to a certain President.
Under the photo of Kennedy in the New York Daily News story it says, "Stop spreading lies."
It seems that the science isn't up for discussion. We can't even talk about the "anti-vaxxer" claims. Vaccines are safe; vaccines save lives is now a tenet of faith in medicine and the media, and especially for anyone in public life.
IF YOU SAY OTHERWISE, you're a liar. You're also dangerous. You threaten the health and the lives of children.
In a May 8th editorial from the Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com/opinion/editorials/2017/05/editorial_preying_on_parents_fear readers were told:
"These are the facts: Vaccines don’t cause autism. Measles can kill. And lying to vulnerable people about the health and safety of their children ought to be a hanging offense."
If the pro-vaccine people are telling us the truth, then those questioning vaccine safety must all be liars. There is no middle ground.