Dr. James Conway Discusses Vaccine Rejectionism

Vaccine rejectionism has been around for 200 years, since Edward Jenner used the harmless cow pox virus to immunize people against deadly small pox. Cartoons from the early 1800s showed people sprouting cow heads because of Jenner’s vaccine, and in some cities, mass hysteria sparked riots.

Anti-vaccine beliefs ebb and flow through the years, lying dormant like a virus, stirring at the slightest provocation. The latest outbreak can be traced to a troubled researcher named Andrew Wakefield, and a flawed study inexplicably published by a prestigious medical journal.

Read Dr. Conway's full opinion article: Vaccines Will Save Our Lives — If We Let Them in the LaCrosse Tribune.