"Scientists and organizations across the world spent a great deal of time and money refuting the results of a minor paper in the Lancet and exposing the scientific fraud that formed the basis of the paper. Appallingly, parents across the world did not vaccinate their children out of fear of the risk of autism, thereby exposing their children to the risks of disease and the well-documented complications related thereto. Measles outbreaks in the UK in 2008 and 2009 as well as pockets of measles in the USA and Canada were attributed to the nonvaccination of children. The Wakefield fraud is likely to go down as one of the most serious frauds in medical history."
I post this on your site, Ruth, because I want to present this information to as many in our group as possible. The incident rate of measles seems to keep popping up.
New cases just on our news here in BC.
The harms done to children even in our own relatively informed times merits discussion.
Several decades ago I read in the news of a West African nation whose rulers were so corrupt that many of its population became so apathetic that parents stopped caring even for their own children.
I will start one in the Water Cooler forum.
Reposting a Valentine's Day editorial cartoon (also in "Measles" in the No Nonsense group):