Yeah, I know. It just seems like most.Not “most”, just a sizable minority, too many of whom are in positions that amplify their utterances.
You forgot unapologetically unconcerned.Yeah, I know. It just seems like most.
Of course, the virus doesn't care about the majority either. It only needs a handful of bad actors to spread, and even 1% is far more than enough (especially when they are spread out across such a large area, and largely unchecked, untracked, and untested.)
FWIW, I was reading about similar anti-public health measures in the past. I was, of course, familiar with the parallels between our current situation and the 1918 flu.
Today, I learned that similar behavior occurred while the world was ramping up its fight against SMALLPOX.
As we get closer to an effective vaccine for Covid-19, we should expect to see a renewed push of disinformation and vocal resistance from the anti-vaccination movement.www.cnn.com
Sometimes, less is more, right?Nowadays, people are a lot more educated and have access to much better scientific resources. I mean, it's not like there are still companies selling "homeopathic medicine" based off of science that was proved wrong 150 years ago, right?
Did you catch the part where one of the most vocal and visible antivax activists at the time had been vaccinated for smallpox?To be fair, when the smallpox vaccine was created germ theory was still in it's infancy. Heck, homeopathy was once legitimately considered as an alternative to germ theory. Lots of details like sterilization, preservative chemicals, and proper storage were still being worked out; getting a vaccine was a bit riskier than it is today.
Nowadays, people are a lot more educated and have access to much better scientific resources. I mean, it's not like there are still companies selling "homeopathic medicine" based off of science that was proved wrong 150 years ago, right?
The STONES on that guy!Published by a leading anti-vaccinationist, Dr. Alexander M. Ross, this pamphlet was widely circulated during the smallpox epidemic of 1885 in Montréal, as public health officials were seeking to increase vaccination coverage.
Ross seized on the opportunity of increased health measures to gain authority, notoriety and personal fame. He painted himself the hero of his own story, the "only doctor; who had dared to doubt the fetish" of vaccination. Despite this, it was discovered that he had been recently vaccinated during the epidemic, a fact that was gleefully reported by the major newspapers at the time.