The battle between science and skepticism
(CNN)At a time when almost everything is politicized, vaccination has planted itself squarely on the national stage. On one side of the debate are parents who are rebelling against settled science and calling on states to broaden vaccine exemptions. They cite their faith or believe vaccines pose danger to their children, even though no major religion opposes them and claims of vaccines' link to autism has been long debunked. On the other, are public health officials who point to unprecedented measles outbreaks that have sickened thousands in the US as proof that vaccine exemptions cause health crises. They're calling on states to eliminate exemptions entirely.