“Collective amnesia about the virulence of this disease has driven us to forget that measles virus has killed tens of millions of infants throughout history” http://theconversation.com/measles-why-its-so-deadly-and-why-vaccination-is-so-vital-110779 … writing this piece for @ConversationUS is sobering #vaccineswork
Vaccines have been so effective that many parents today have never seen / heard of a case of measles, rubella, polio or pertussis. Most people process visual information better (visual beings) – out of sight, out of mind. Plus the internet is full of #misinformation on #vaccines.
Looking forward to these @PittCVR projects to help address "collective amnesia" & to remind people of the dangers of vaccine-preventable diseases especially in today's world where #misinformation #pseudoscience abound & antivaxx are louder & more aggressive.
The position of antivaxxers will just confirm evolution. Getting vaccinated is effectively assisted natural selection. Unfortunately many innocent children will suffer along the way entirely unnecessarily. It’s really tragic.