Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Seems Like Theres Some Hope Left For Humanity

With the recent measles outbreak, it can be extremely disheartening to realize that a few people still question the safety of vaccines, but a recent study offers some hope by showing that it’s only a few people.

Pew reveals that more than 80 percent of Americans believe (rightfully so!) that vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) are safe for healthy children, with only less than ten percent believing the nonsense peddled by Jenny McCarthy and other anti-vaxxer quacks. (Also fortunately, this level of sanity spreads across party lines, with a near equal number of Democrats and Republicans recognizing the safety of vaccines.)

Of course, I really have to wonder if humanity has fallen to the point where expecting them to unanimously accept a proven scientific fact is considered a good thing. That’s sort of like rewarding someone with a gold star for not crapping their pants. It’s something we should expect from everybody! *sigh*