Values and vaccines: anti-vaccination might be rational but is it reasonable
Coverage of anti-vaccination efforts has a surprisingly long history, going back more than 30 years. And the coverage has unanimously derided parents who reject vaccination as irrational and unscientific. But Maggie Koerth-Baker, writing in Aeon Magazine, finds that the rejection is a rational choice and rather than being anti-science, it is anti-authoritarian – resisting the mandatory placing of the greater good ahead of the individual child’s interest.
From Aeon magazine