As you follow the anti-vaccine movement from the very beginning, it is easy to see the common threads that connect all of the players from the Victorian Age to the 21st Century. Germ theory denialism. Alternative medical providers. The media. What else? Fear, especially fear of vaccine-injury.
Be skeptical when you see folks pushing misinformation about vaccines, using quotes from real vaccine experts, so that you don’t get fooled by fake vaccine quotes.
Dr. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine in 1955, an inactivated vaccine that we still use today.
The Mendelsohn ploy is an anti-vaccine argument that basically says that pediatricians don’t attack vaccines because they make too much money giving vaccines.