You’ve met one. I’ve met one. Heck, we all know at least one in our lives. An anti-vaxxer is a person who is opposed to vaccination, typically a parent who does not wish to vaccinate their child. What’s more, three in four Americans think more research is need on the safety of vacinnes and the risk they pose.
They are criticized by other parents, mocked by the media and rebuked by doctors and policymakers. The Onion recently poked fun at them with a fake timeline of the measles outbreak.
And yet the anti-vaxxer movement just refuses to die. Here’s why.