The spread of disease caused by people’s irrational and baseless skepticism over vaccination.
Anti-vaccination is not an idea. It’s the opposite of an idea. It’s a fevered, irrational panic without merit, sense, or decency.
It is the worst kind of selfishness: the baseless refusal of data empirically gathered, analyzed, and proved, pared with the arrogant assumption that your right to be wrong supersedes everyone else’s right to not get sick.
Life is already hard enough – not only here, but for people all around the world for whom the relief and luxury of vaccination isn’t even possible. Millions of people get sick and they die because they lack the access and infrastructure to avail themselves to this technology you so thoughtlessly toss aside.
120 cases of Measles to date. Of a disease that was all but eradicated thanks to vaccination.
This doesn’t have to be a problem. And yet it’s becoming one.
And that is absolutely fucking heartbreaking.