Vox got it wrong when it said Barack Obama ‘pandered to anti-vaxxers in 2008′

February 3, 2015 10:49 AM

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Things got pretty hot in the vaccine debate on Monday as the lines of an emerging culture war were sketched out. On one side, there was President Obama, who urged parents to get their kids vaccinated, calling the science behind vaccines “indisputable. … I just want people to know the facts and science and the information. And the fact is that a major success of our civilization is our ability to prevent disease that in the past have devastated folks.”

On the other side were likely Republican presidential hopefuls Chris Christie and Rand Paul. Both said parents should have more choice in whether to their kids get vaccinated. Paul took it further, citing “many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disor...

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