Have you ever wondered why vaccines aren’t mentioned in the Bible? Me neither, although I really question why anti-vaccine folks use this as an argument against vaccines.
Have you seen the photo of the two kids with smallpox, only one of which had severe disease? Can you guess which one was vaccinated?
Hundreds of people got safely inoculated against smallpox and left their names on Hospital Rock near Farmington, Connecticut just before Edward Jenner discovered the first smallpox vaccine.
Fifteen people died in Plano, Texas in 1895, even though a smallpox vaccine was available at the time that could have prevented this and most other smallpox outbreaks and epidemics. Tragically, the fight against its use mirrors much of what we see in today’s anti-vaccine movement.