Something surprising came out of the mouth of "Fox and Friends" co-host Peter Doocy on Tuesday morning.
"There are no two sides to the issue. Vaccines work," Doocy said.
The "Fox and Friends" crew, along with the rest of the media, was still processing remarks from several potential presidential candidates about whether parents should have more of a choice in vaccinating their children in the context of a major measles outbreak that began in California.
Doocy's strong statement of support for vaccinations contrasted with Fox's welcoming attitude toward the many anti-vaccine activists who've guested on its programs over the years. Back in 2011, co-host Clayton Morris declared "Fox & Friends" to be "at the forefront" of the debate over whether childhood vaccines were linked to autism.
So what changed? Here are some of the medical and pop culture milestones in the protracted rise and then swift fall of anti-vaccine "science." It underlines just how thoroughly the myth of a link between vaccines and autism has been debunked and how unusual it is for anyone to continue to treat it seriously.
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