The science behind vaccines is less like global warming and more like gravity. There's plenty of evidence here.
I notice that lately, the press is trying to paint the anti-vaccine crowd as conservative/Republican. That just ain't so. Marin County, California's home of the anti-vaccine crowd, only has about 7 Republicans in it. Jenny McCarthy isn't known for her conservative political slant. That's only two examples, though. Are there more? Yes:
Jon Stewart and Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Bill Maher (who doesn't trust the govt to stick a needle in his arm but supports Obamacare?)
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (says the Huffington Post)
Hillary Clinton attacks vaccine producers
Yes, I'm sure that with some digging you can find Republicans who are willing to jump on this bandwagon, too, but the list above should be a good vaccination against the lie that the crazies are all or even mostly Republican.
I'll close with two observations:
1) The financiers of the anti-vaccination movement now blamed for a
resurgence of measles in the United States include trial lawyers suing
drug companies that manufacture vaccines and high-profile Democratic
fundraisers, public records show. link
2) President Obama released his $4 trillion fiscal year 2016 budget proposal
Monday, and in it he outlined some ambitious health care initiatives to
improve efficiency and eliminate waste. But buried a little bit deeper
is a $50 million cut to one of the U.S.’s longstanding vaccine programs
for the under- and un-insured. link
I don't really expect comments on this post. I just wanted to have all this information available in one place in case I need it.
hat tip to Instapundit