05 Feb '15, 7am

It’s not just climate change: Some GOP leaders are disregarding the science on vaccines too: There’s a new fro...

It’s not just climate change: Some GOP leaders are disregarding the science on vaccines too: There’s a new fro...

There’s a new front in the Republican War on Science: encouraging the dangerous practice of leaving it up to parents whether to vaccinate their children for highly contagious diseases such as measles. Superstitions about vaccinations are said to be a left-wing phenomenon, the liberal equivalent of climate change denial. It turns out, though, that it’s the same party adopting an anti-science mindset on both issues. The stereotype of people who don’t vaccinate their kids is that they’re hippies, clustered on the coasts and in college towns , only letting their children eat organic. When The New Republic ’s Julia Ioffe got whooping cough in 2013, she wrote a piece blaming “Park Slope parents,” a reference to the famously liberal Brooklyn neighborhood where I grew up. (For the record, a quick internet search pulled up no evidence that non-vaccination is a current epidemic in t...

Full article: http://grist.org/politics/its-not-just-climate-change-som...

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