Dr. Anthony Faucice said on Saturday that if today’s vaccine misinformation was about many years ago, smallpox would not have been ruled out.
Jim Acosta spoke to Fauci about serious misinformation about covid-19 vaccines, including the President Joe Biden saying that platforms like Facebook are “Killing.”
Acosta says it’s more than just social media, and specifically brought up Fox News to ask if the US “could eliminate polio or beat measles” if similar vaccine misinformation spread into the world. at that moment.
Fauci says that’s a good point:
If you look at the historic, extraordinary success in eliminating smallpox and eliminating polio from most of the world – and we are on the verge of eradicating polio – if we have the push towards with vaccines in the way that we’re seeing in certain media, I don’t think that not only can smallpox be eradicated, we can still get smallpox and we’ll probably still get smallpox. would be crippled in this country if we had the kind of misinformation that is being spread like it is now.
“If we had that decades ago, I’m sure we would still have polio in this country,” he added.
You can watch it above, via CNN.
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