We, the medical community, have ignored the anti-vaccine community for decades. We were smug in our knowledge that the facts were on our side. Well, now, we have a measles outbreak. Is it the worst ever? No. But we had the measles on the run. We had several diseases almost wiped from the face of the earth.
Well, no more. We are fighting back. GET VACCINATED!!!
This is an r-rated version by Penn and Teller. It is funny but also truthful.
Finally, we are fighting back. We need to do this.
From The Hill:
The largest association of doctors in the U.S. on Wednesday pressed the country’s leading tech companies to crack down on anti-vaccine misinformation spread on their platforms.
The American Medical Association (AMA) in letters to Amazon, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube wrote that social media companies have the responsibility to provide users with “scientifically valid information on vaccinations.”
AMA’s executive vice president, James Madara, wrote in the letters that medical professionals are “troubled” by reports indicating that users are being inundated with anti-vaccine messages when they search for vaccine-related content.
“At a time when vaccine-preventable diseases, particularly measles, are reemerging in the United States and threatening communities and public health, physicians across the country are troubled by reports of anti-vaccine related messages and advertisements targeting parents searching for vaccine information on your platforms,” Madara wrote. (more…)