“Vaccines are one of the greatest lifesaving inventions that humanity has ever achieved. It has decimated harmful infectious diseases such as smallpox, measles, polio and many more. Since the 1900s, millions of parents no longer have to suffer through the deaths of their children due to vaccine-preventable diseases.
There are still diseases such as malaria and HIV that have devastating impacts, but vaccine research and development are in progress. Anti-vaccine activists oppose vaccines and often medicine generally. They rely on flawed anecdotes, fearmongering about vaccine ingredients and general ignorance about basic chemistry. Despite mountains of scientific evidence showing that vaccines are safe and effective, anti-science forces threaten to undermine many public health achievements.”