Refusing Vaccination Puts Others At Risk

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Subtitled "A pragmatic argument for coercive vaccination", this Reason Magazine article points out the science about the externalities of being unvaccinated. Read the 600+ comments for typical examples of libertarian rejection of science in favour of pseudoscience.


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And it is certainly true that a lot of that decline in infectious disease mortality occurred as a result of improved sanitation and water chlorination. A 2004 study by the Harvard University economist David Cutler and the National Bureau of Economic Research economist Grant Miller estimated that the provision of clean water “was responsible for nearly half of the total mortality reduction in major cities, three-quarters of the infant mortality reduction, and nearly two-thirds of the child mortality reduction.”
Ronald Bailey, "Refusing Vaccination Puts Others At RiskRefusing Vaccination Puts Others At Risk"