Smerconish | July 23, 2021Read the Publication
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranked vaccinations as one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Yet the anti-vaccine movement is as old as vaccination itself. From the founding of the Anti-Vaccination Society of America in 1879 to the mistaken idea that the MMR vaccine caused autism, anti-vaccination beliefs have long been fueled by misinformation and conspiracy theories. Through all the public doubts, the law and the judiciary have always supported immunizations – until now.