Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last five to ten years you’ve heard all of the talk about vaccines and how they lead to autism, one supposed study was done years ago that showed a link between the increasing number of children with autism and how vaccination was “causing” this increase. (csicop) As a result many parents jumped on the bandwagon and decided that they shouldn’t be vaccinating their children, it wasn’t worth the risk of autism so they decided to forgo the medical treatments created to eliminate such illnesses as measles, mumps, rubella, and may others. (discovery) This trend has led to an increase in these diseases that were once on the verge of being wiped of the face of the Earth, this one “study” has allowed such terrible maladies as polio to creep back up around the world causing more damage than the supposed risk of autism alone would have done. (washingtonpost) As with anything, if you can tie your report to a popular celebrity it gives the theory credence, making larger numbers of people believe that what you’ve theorized is an actual scientific fact, even when it was actually just a ploy to eventually sue the makers of these vaccines. (nypost)
We live in a very gullible society these days, we take way too many things to be absolute fact just based on reading it somewhere, sometimes it’s best to be a bit skeptic because that gives you a chance to research something more deeply before you fall for the story. (thenatureofexistence) One of the many things that I feel makes me special is that skepticism inside me, my father once said you believe none of what you hear, half of what you see, and only part of what you read, this has made me question everything in pursuit of the truth in any situation and I’m better for it today. The anti-vaccination movement has been debunked, the problem is that so many people believed it and now they refuse to admit they were wrong, to be fair nobody ever wants to be wrong about anything, especially something to big and so important, but there comes a time when pride should take a backseat to the health of your children. (denverbroncos) A massive new study has proven that there is zero link between vaccines and autism in any way shape or form, but still there are those who argue that the results are biased and false, it’s a terrible state to live in when someone would rather risk the lives of their children and countless others just to be “right” about something. (iflscience) There comes a point in this life where you have to ask yourself, is it more important to be right, or do what’s right? That time is now, and the choice should be simple, I know on what side I reside, do you?