A 12-year-old boy who loves science proved to have more common sense than many adults.
Several parents who choose not to vaccinate their children do so under the belief that vaccines are connected to autism. While this theory has yet to be proven, celebrities such as Jenny McCarthyand Kristen Cavallarigive credence to the idea by supporting it.
In a viral video — which reportedly received more than 3 million views throughout social media — a pre-teen scientist named Marco Arturo brilliantly trolled anti-vaxxers’ unfounded belief.
Arturo holds up a folder with the words, “Evidence That Vaccines Cause Autism” written across it. When he opens the folder to reveal this “evidence,” he pulls out several blank pages.
He pretends to look confused while frantically trying to find all of the information that proves vaccines cause autism before saying: “There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that vaccines are linked to autism in any way whatsoever.”
He notes that vaccines have actually done the opposite by saving millions of children from diseases like polio, measles, and meningitis.
Arturo concludes his demonstration by pleading with parents to vaccinate their children and dropping a piece of paper that reads, “Mic," which symbolizes that there is nothing left to be said.
While this certainly isn’t the first time someone has tried to dispel myths about vaccines, the fact that a child took the initiative to share his perspective speaks volumes.
As a school-aged adolescent, he is one of the many lives endangered by fellow students and classmates who are not vaccinated.
His passion regarding the matter is likely rooted in the fact that his own health is in jeopardy by being exposed to children who are not properly protected against deadly diseases.
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