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Have vaccines become victims of their success?

Have vaccines become victims of their success?

Science tells us that when you tell someone they’re wrong, they’re more likely to dig in than to experience a change of heart. Take the case of childhood immunizations. As long as there have been vaccines, a portion of the population has been opposed to them, with some well-meaning, but misinformed, parents refusing to get the recommended shots for their kids.

But in this age of distrust and fear — of “fake news” and nearly universal access to the internet, which can back up any “alternative facts” — this population appears to be growing and becoming more dangerous to public health.

Just watch the (reputable) news: Measles is making a disturbing resurgence, with Washington...