Just when you think you’ve seen it all in regards to how far the anti-vaccine termites can spread, now you can look forward to vaccine truther parents using Halloween candy to disseminate their dangerous propaganda.
The National Vaccine Information Center has launched a campaign, imploring parents to stick the pseudoscience-promoting organization’s information on Halloween candy this year.
The labels ask parents to “know the risk” of vaccination, encouraging them to visit the NVIC’s website.
Evidence is continuing to mount that shows parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are contributing to recent disease resurgences.
According to a study published in late September, parents who did not vaccinate their children for whooping cough were linked to outbreaks of the disease in California back in 2010. As a result of the growing misinformation being disseminated about the risks of vaccines, other preventable diseases such as measles have seen a climb in rates recently.
But what’s easily forgotten is that this current wave of anti-vaccine hysteria can be traced back to a single study that appeared in the Lancet medical journal — a study that was outright debunked in the science world.
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