Video clip promotes myth that vaccines cause chronic illnesses in children

A video clip of two anti-vaccine figures promotes the baseless claim that vaccines make children more susceptible to chronic illnesses. In the video, which suggests questioning everything, including childhood vaccines, they say that in the last 40 years, the rates of childhood chronic diseases have increased from 6 percent to 54 percent. They note that this period coincided with the addition of several new vaccines to the routine immunization schedule, insinuating that the rise in illnesses was caused by vaccines.

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