As germs develop immunity to antibiotics, the importance of vaccines in public health become ever more important. There are several villains in this story:
- Christians who spread lies about the dangers of vaccines.
- People who refused to get their children vaccinated on religious grounds, endangering both them and their children’s friends.
- People who deliberately ignored the research and heed conspiracy theorists and other fruitcakes.
- People who are just too busy to get vaccinated. They potentially infect not-only themselves, but everyone they come in contact with.
If just a few irresponsible people refuse vaccination, they do little trouble. They can’t very well infect anyone when nearly everyone is vaccinated. However, when the irrational fear of vaccination insanity spreads, we put ourselves back to the 1920s when lots of kinds routinely died.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)