Is the growing tendency of people around the world to hesitate when it comes to vaccines that difficult to understand? For vaccine apologists, is it simply a matter of communicating more effectively with people to convince them about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines? The wonders of vaccines and how they’ve saved humanity? Is it all really just a misunderstanding that can easily be resolved by reminding people that doctors and public health officials really do know best and that the average person or parent just doesn’t have the required brain cells to fully grasp something as difficult as vaccine science? Or could it be that people have legitimate concerns about vaccines because what they are being told by doctors and public health officials does not match their own personal experience with vaccines, or it doesn’t square with what they have learned by reading articles in newspapers, magazines and on websites regarding injuries and deaths caused by vaccines?
Vaccine hesitancy isn’t that hard to understand… really