Rand Paul, friend of "freedom" and foe of public health said Monday on CNBC: "I've heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines." He continued, "I'm not arguing vaccines are a bad idea. I think they're a good thing. But I think the parents should have some input. The state doesn't own your children, parents own their children, and it is an issue of freedom." Like his father, Rand Paul is a doctor. A doctor who went on a national news station and seriously said that vaccines can cause "profound mental disorders."
Meanwhile, ISIS, the terrorist organization known for its brutality supports Polio vaccinations in Syria and Iraq.
"An unexpected success of the polio immunization campaigns in Syria and Iraq has been the access granted to vaccinators in territory controlled by the militant group calling itself the Islamic State," according to the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), a humanitarian news service formerly part of the UN.
The UN has called the polio immunization campaign in Syria — which had an outbreak in 2013 — a significant success. While it's possible the disease could come back, 8,500 health workers got as close as they could to immunizing everyone, especially children.
So, on the one hand you've got an American doctor and politician who thinks that most vaccinations "ought to be voluntary." And then on the other you've got ISIS who is making sure people aren't going to contract polio.
On Vaccinations: Terrorist Organization > American Senator