Regardless of what Jenny McCarthy (former co-host of Singled Out) might have you believe, vaccines don’t cause autism. And you don’t have to take our word for it: Doctors (who truly want children not to die of polio and measles) have also begged people all over the world to stop believing in a vaccine/autism correlation. There’s no giant lie, no terrible conspiracy, and even if vaccines did cause autism (which they don’t), vaccines would still be preferable to children dying of preventable diseases.
Fortunately, we’ve got a new hero of reason to give us all a reality check. His name is Marco Arturo, he’s from Mexico, he’s 12, and he loves science more than anti-vaxxers love the phrase “wake up, sheeple!” That’s why he’s made a little video to educate the masses on the link between being vaccinated and developing the disorder.
It’s already got over 3 million views. Why? Because it’s flawless.
The video starts out a little nerve-wracking because you don’t know exactly where Arturo is going. It begins with the claim that the pre-teen has done a whole bunch of research and is going to prove once and for all that vaccines are exactly the problem many people still believe they are. Arturo then quickly flips the script by showing that he couldn’t find one good piece of evidence that supports not vaccinating children.
Finally, while explaining why vaccines are important and why parents shouldn’t just ignore them because some guy who lectures on cruise ships said to, he drops this little piece of real talk:”It’s also everyone else’s child you’re putting in danger because you read some forwarded email.”
Consider that mic dropped.