Here’s the Real Reason so Many Parents Are Anti-Vaxxers

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.

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Anti-Vaxxer Moms are refusing to change their minds.

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Joanna

Joanna has been following the world of entertainment and celebrities since '05, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity News Service and as a personal assistant for one of the original James Bond screenwriters, producer Kevin McClory during her days in Ireland. These days she’s a mother, warrior, celebrity writer and Disney dreamer. And she eats a lot of peanut butter M&Ms, as well.

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