(Kristin Houser/ Futurism) — More than two decades ago, a doctor published a study claiming that vaccines can cause autism.
Despite the fact that that study was later completely discredited and debunked — and the doctor behind it barred from practicing medicine — the belief continues to persist throughout society.
Now, a massive study of more than half a million children has confirmed what those in the medical community have been saying for two decades: vaccines don’t cause autism.
But in an era when fringe theories can continue to spread online in spite of overwhelming counter-evidence, some worry that studies alone won’t be enough to effectively address the world’s vaccine crisis. (…)