I was really planning on staying out of the whole vaccine debate because I don't think anyone anywhere ever changed their minds because they read a blog post once. What I can't, in good conscience, stay out of is the censorship and propaganda surrounding this debate.
I read an article on CNN that was incredibly sad. A mother who had lost her young son to influenza was allegedly "attacked by anti-vaxxers." The report said:
Grieving and frightened, just days after her son's death she checked her Facebook page hoping to read messages of comfort from family and friends.
Instead, she found dozens of hateful comments: You're a terrible mother. You killed your child. You deserved what happened to your son. This is all fake – your child doesn't exist…The attacks were from those who oppose vaccination… (source)