Fox Host Defends Science And Takes Anti-Vaxxers To The Woodshed Over Measles Outbreak (VIDEO)

A Fox News host actually defended science and amazingly blasted anti-vaxxers for not vaccinating their kids against the measles in the midst of a serious outbreak of the virus across the nation.

As health officials in 14 states across the country deal with over 100 cases of one of the most contagious and deadly viruses in human history, anti-vaccination advocates stubbornly refuse to get their children the necessary shots to prevent themselves and others from contracting the disease.

Even Fox News hosts such as Andrea Tantaros, and some Republican politicians such as Rand Paul and Chris Christie have pandered to the anti-vaxxers by supporting their choice to not vaccinate. But one Fox host has had enough of this anti-science bullsh*t.

During his show on Monday, Shephard Smith echoed President Obama’s call for parents to get their children vaccinated to prevent them from catching the measles, a disease that had once been eradicated in America only 15 years ago. Smith also shockingly slammed anti-vaxxers and their dangerous ideology.

“The White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a new pitch to Americans, to please, please get your measles vaccinations as the outbreak spreads even further. Hello, science?! A lot of you want to talk about science deniers, that’s what you are people! You non-vaxxers, you’re science deniers! That’s it!”

Smith went on to remind everyone that the outbreak began at Disneyland in California when an un-vaccinated person entered the park while carrying the virus and inadvertently infected other un-vaccinated people. Smith then mentioned that anti-vaxxers believe that vaccines cause autism, leading the Fox host to put his foot down on the side of science.

“A small minority of parents refuse vaccines for their children citing all kinds of weirdness, including a possible link to autism, which science says does not exist. And according to the CDC, there is absolutely no link to autism and all the anti-vaxxers are hurting all the other little children by not letting little Johnny and little Janey get their shots. Get your shots! C’mon now!”

Here’s the video via YouTube:

Shephard Smith is absolutely right on this issue. For too long, anti-vaxxers have been a major threat to public health and safety. So much so, that it’s time to make vaccinations mandatory by law, and to punish parents who continue to refuse to vaccinate. Whether it be prison time or losing custody of their children, parents should have to face real consequences for putting the health of theirs and other children at risk.

And Smith isn’t alone at Fox when it comes to vaccines. Their own medical expert, Dr. Marc Siegel also took anti-vaxxers to the woodshed for their ridiculous and dangerous anti-science beliefs:

“Let me be clear on this, I see no debate whatsoever. Period. This is the greatest vaccine that has ever been created in the history of vaccines. You know we stamped out measles in the United States in 2000. It was incredible because measles is the most contagious virus known to man. If you had measles there would be a 90 percent chance that I would get it by sitting next to you if I weren’t vaccinated. It’s so much more contagious than the flu. We were talking about Ebola, this is a million times more contagious than Ebola! Your celebrities did not go to medical school! In California, there’s 13,000 parents that are taking a personal belief exemption, allowing their kids to go to school without that second MMR vaccine. You need one after you’re 1 year old, and then you need one again before you’re 5 or 6 years old. I think these parents are putting children at risk in schools. I think schools should consider not allowing these kids in. Make them be homeschooled if they don’t have this vaccine. Why should my child be a risk because your child isn’t vaccinated?”

Here’s that video via YouTube:

When even Fox News hosts and experts are turning against you and your crazy anti-science cause, it’s a lost one.