Vaccines have been all over the news lately, well I guess those against vaccines. Like today’s infographic states, vaccines are the most effective public health invention of all time. Those who are against them are only helping humanity take a step back from evolution. Anti-vaxxers are mis-informed individuals who are hurting children around the world.
Besides hating on those against vaccines, I’ll talk about the good they’ve done. Vaccines helped reduce measles deaths globally by 78% between 2000 and 2008. In sub-Saharan Africa, deaths dropped by 92% in the same period. This fact in itself is completely indisputable. Vaccines save more lives than any other signal medical option. It’s a ‘wonder-drug’, although not really a drug.
Almost the entire world has eradicated polio. Which was once one of the world’s scariest diseases, especially for children. Go vaccinate your children. Please listen to your doctor’s and not your friend’s. [via]