I was reading an article about the anti-vaccine movement, encouraging pro-vaccine supporters to be more vocal – something I support whole-heartedly. In the article there was an awesome quote, that really needs to be driven home whenever any of the anti-vaxers spout the benefits of all-natural solutions to problems. I typically point out that cobra venom is all-natural, but would not recommend ingesting it. This quote, however, points out the all-natural effects of not vaccination in a particularly powerful way:
However, while there is nothing more “natural” than large numbers of children dying in a Malthusian cesspool of unchecked contagious disease, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that we should avoid that. This shouldn’t be a controversial opinion.
– JJ Keith