We are in the midst of one of the largest measles outbreaks in decades, in large part due to multiple pockets of communities refusing vaccination for their children.  We are also in the midst of flu season, where thousands have developed complications, and many have died, also in large part due to absence of vaccination. Despite countless large studies demonstrating that vaccination is safe and effective, anti-vaccination rhetoric continues to contaminate online communities, leading to deadly outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.

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