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The Impact of Not Getting Vaccinated, in One Terrifying Video

Whether it’s due to violent threats or just plain ignorance, areas with low vaccination rates show a startling resurgence in harmful diseases

You would think governments and individuals would make vaccinating citizens against harmful diseases a high priority. But this video, based off a map created by the Council on Foreign Relations, shows that this isn’t always the case—and as a result, whooping cough, measles, and polio have returned in epidemic proportions in some areas.

Why do people shun vaccines for life-threatening diseases? The reasons are heartbreaking and confounding.

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