- The folks who are angry at immunologists for getting rich by injecting kids while content to have hucksters take their money in exchange for advice like, literally, “No vaccines + more vitamin d = no autism."
- The fact that children's diseases long thought eradicated in the U.S. are now on the rise due to various populations refusing to immunize their children.
- Jenny McCarthy claiming that her child has been cured of autism through dietary changes.
- Jenny McCarthy being accepted as an authority on anything.
Looking back over human history, rationality has been the anomaly. Being rational takes work, education, and a sober determination to avoid making hasty inferences, even when they appear to make perfect sense. Much like infectious diseases themselves — beaten back by decades of effort to vaccinate the populace — the irrational lingers just below the surface, waiting for us to let down our guard.