That’s the most tragic and terrifying thing about the anti-vaxxer movement: These parents trust their guts more than scientific studies, and that’s mostly because of fear and distrust. If science can’t win here, where the evidence is strong and clear, where will it win? And what does that say about people’s confidence in facts?
I trust in the efficacy of (childhood – not the flu) vaccines, and if my own children were still of age to receive them, I’d do it again. But two decades of lies about global warming, all based on “settled science”, all subsequently debunked as lies, distortions and part of a political agenda, have done more to destroy the public’s trust in the objectivity of scientists than anything else I can imagine.