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Nevertheless, many years of scientific research have disproved this ridiculous claim. After former doctor Andrew Wakefield first attempted to connect autism to a series of vaccines, The British Medical Journal found Wakefield's paper to be "fraudulent," and his medical license was revoked.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in the 2012-2013 season, 90 percent of children who died from the flu had not been vaccinated. In 1989, low vaccination rates allowed a measles outbreak to occur in the United States. The outbreak resulted in more than 55,000 cases of measles and 136 measles-associated deaths.
But the most powerful tools against ignorance come from everyday people, as McCarthy recently discovered. After tweeting the message below, she was deluged with responses similar to those that follow: