6 tweets that prove there is no debate in the vaccine debate.

Is America gonna be the land of the free and the home of the measles? How about no.

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So, the discussion about vaccines has been going reeeeally strongly lately after a measles outbreak turned "The Happiest Place on Earth" (Disneyland) into headline news. Back in the day, measles pretty much didn't exist in the United States because of the measles vaccine. But now it's back. Why? Because people are refusing to vaccinate.

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? WHY is that a question?

Good question.

Questions are good.

Here are some answers from some very different sources.

A grandma:

A Republican:


A map:

A mom:

A celebrity:

A dead guy:

Thomas Jefferson wrote this to Dr. Edward Jenner, aka the man who invented vaccines. He basically told him that he had changed the world and therefore become an immortal force for good in the world. This coming from the guy who kinda invented American democracy (another thing we like!).

... and they all agree: #vaccineswork.

Sometimes there aren't two sides. There's just what works.

And for a deeper, scientific dive into the history of vaccines and WHY they work, may I suggest this amazing fact-checked video? Have at it.

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There is no playbook for how to deal with someone going on a racist rant in public. But the way server Gennica Cochran handled a bigot demeaning a table of Asian customers is something we can all applaud.

She was working as a server at a Camel Valley restaurant near San Francisco when Michael Lofthouse, CEO of tech firm Solid8, began harassing an Asian family celebrating a birthday.

Lofthouse had been belligerent all night, changing his seat and repeatedly sending back food.

After going on an expletive-laden racist rant at the family for singing "Happy Birthday," Jordan Chan, pulled out his cellphone, began recording Lofthouse, asking him to, "Say that again."

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