The vacuous anti-vaccine movement should take notice of what's going on in Syria. After less than three years of civil war, polio is on the rise — a stark reminder of what happens when societies collapse.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced the discovery of 10 children — all under the age of two — who have polio. Tests are currently being conducted on a dozen more who likely have it. The UN is now warning that half a million Syrian children need to be urgently vaccinated against this terrible blight — a highly infectious disease that's all been eradicated in areas where vaccinations are commonplace.