If you’re someone who cares about science, you need to watch tonight’s PBS special on vaccines called “Vaccines: Calling the Shots.”
The program directly attacks the anti-vaxxer movement and its hysteria from the past decade that has been linked to a resurgence of diseases once brought under control by vaccines.
From Mother Jones:
Without giving too much away, suffice it to say that “Vaccines” makes a powerful case for immunization. It lays out the overwhelming science demonstrating the safety of vaccines and also shows you how the immune system works and why conditions like autism likely have a genetic and early developmental explanation, rather than being caused by vaccine “injury.”
Unfortunately, it also shows that again and again in history, after a disease (like smallpox) is beaten back by vaccinations and medical science, people who are no longer threatened by the real danger then start to worry about the inoculation itself.
Unfortunately, this is happening again.
Watch a preview in the video below: