Friday, August 23, 2013
Wiping out disease
Here's an article on eight deadly diseases we've pretty much wiped out, at least in the US. How? Every one of them has been eradicated, or close to eradicated, by vaccination. Horrors like smallpox, polio, and rabies have been eliminated, or significantly reduced, due to vaccines. Anti-vaxxers really ought to be required to be educated on the statistics of death by these diseases before vaccines were developed, and made to look at pictures of people suffering from them, before they decide not to vaccinate their kids.