• As An Historian, This Is What I Want People To Understand About Vaccines

    13 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    The vaccine debate recently hit home to my Facebook circle. As the arguments flew fast and furious (“The CDC is a giant conspiracy to sell vaccines!” “Science proves that vaccines are extremely effective and not dangerous!” “Basic sanitation eradicated measles, not vaccines!” “No, it didn't!” “Vaccines cause autism!” “No they don't!”), I couldn't help but notice that all my historian friends fell firmly into the camp of pro-vaccines. Even the crunchy ones, even the woman who homeschools her kids and gave birth at home in an inflatable pool.
    The reason for that is best summed up by my...
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