Really? Well my friend, there’s a mountain of data proving how totally wrong you are! Just check out what I found over on Visual News:
Despite the few very loud voices still claiming vaccines are dangerous (and getting a lot of attention in the process), there is overwhelming evidence that they make the world a much safer place. Take the seven interactive heat maps created by Tynan DeBold and Dov Friedman for the Wall Street Journal. Each of the three examples we’ve featured here show the number of cases before and after a vaccine was introduced. Striking isn’t it?
Each square on these charts represents the number of cases per 100,000 people. For highly infectious diseases like polio, measles and rubella, the thousands of people infected each year often had life changing, if not life-ending consequences. However, after the introduction of each vaccine (represented by the black line on the chart) cases quickly dwindled away, leaving us as we are today – with faint memories of the suffering in a world without vaccines.
Reblogged from 3 Striking Charts Show How Vaccines Have Impacted 20th Century Diseases on Visual News
See all seven interactive heat maps at Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines
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