Measles Are Marching Back Into Our Lives, And Here's A Real Reason Why

There are a lot of bloggers and personalities who are experts on giving their opinion but are not experts on presenting actual facts to back up their claims. So it's often easy to misplace your trust in people who use their voices to be a personality but aren't scientists. This video from "The Daily Show" addresses this phenomenon and makes a few digs at people who deny science facts across all political persuasions. Watch it to the end, and if you like what you see, you may want to pass it to a friend who needs a little fact check.

FACT CHECK TIME. Here are some time-stamped facts for you:

0:50 Infectious disease expert Dr. Paul Offit (director, Vaccine Education Center) — the number of people choosing not to use vaccines is increasing, according to Forbes, Mother Jones, and PolicyMic.


1:21 Before vaccines, rubella caused 20,000 birth defects a year and measles infected millions.

1:34 Because of anti-vaxers, outbreaks started in California, N.Y., and Oregon.

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