Instead, antivaxers like Mr. Hubbs claim vaccinations are harmful or that they cause autism even though there is zero scientific evidence to support that wild theory. There are no clinical trials indicating it to be true, there are no medical or scientific studies, and there is not one single piece of peer reviewed, published research in any reputable medical journal worldwide which has so much as linked vaccines to autism much less proven causation.
Yet the antivaxers press on because they are determined to put people in harms way. They ignore and outright avoid the science. They refuse to consider the available scientific data. They find excuses and place blame upon others rather than accepting the facts, and they invent wild conspiracy theories rather than admitting that they just might actually be wrong about vaccines.
Instead of wanting to protect people from preventable disease, antivaxers seem to be perfectly fine with a few people dying here or there provided they don't give in to those "dangerous" vaccines. So what if a few people die from complications surrounding the measles? Who cares if someone contracts polio and is permanently disabled as a result? What's the big deal if a few people die from cervical cancer which may have been prevented if only they had been given a vaccine? None of that matters to an antivaxer, because antivaxers really don't care about diseases... they merely care about how many people they can convince to follow them over the proverbial cliff.
The following quote from the article seems to sum it up best:
"Whatever risks there are (to vaccination) they pale in comparison with the danger of the natural disease".
~Dr. Jorge Parada, professor of medicine and direction of the infection prevention and control program at Loyola University Medical Center
Mark my words - we will see another large scale outbreak of preventable disease in our lifetimes. Lives will be lost, children and adults will suffer, and antivaxers will quietly slither away into the darkness without so much as acknowledging they are part of the problem rather than part of the solution.
Thanks antivaxers - if your goal is to kill or permanently disable a large number of people... you're doing a remarkable job.
Read the full and original article here.