Forward to 2019, and the campaign against vaccination is a global, multi-layered animal – driven by security concerns, religious and political beliefs, preferences for homeopathic approaches, and widespread disinformation.
But one issue that has been sustained for about 150 years is not just vaccination but vaccination. Today, growing populism in Europe and the United States is part of a new wave of anti-vaccine distrust in the enterprise, experts say.
Today anti-government sentiment "continues to be a thread in the anti-vaccine movement ̵
In the United States, the anti-vaccination revival was augmented by actors Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, who thought vaccines might have contributed to the autism of McCarthy's son – and celebrities such as real estate tycoon and television star , Donald Trump.
A report published by the CDC in October showed that while coverage for a number of vaccines 'remains high and stable overall', the segment of unvaccinated children under 2 years of age increased from 0.9% for those born in 2011 to 1.3% for those born in 2011. In 2015, only 0.3% of children between 19 and 35 months did not receive vaccine doses
This rise in unvaccinated children was observed globally through data from global outbreaks of measles over the past year, according to the WHO.
Early numbers of measles cases reported to the WHO headquarters in 183 countries show a near 50% increase in the middle of January 2019 compared to that date in 2018
Arguments that are not based on facts and that are frankly destructive to public health, "said Kari, noting that social media has critically allowed the spread of anti-vaccination rhetoric in countries where the history of vaccine confidence is high.
"The challenges we see are that we do not have well-prepared measures to counter this threat and we see this as a major problem," he added.
In these Facebook groups, the boundaries between political rhetoric and health problems are often blurred. And while many of these networks may feel like a small, cohesive community, they are not immune to foreign interference. Why the Russian Trolls Sparked Debate in the US Vaccine ” data-src-mini=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180823160524-20180823-russia-troll-vaccines-flag-small-169.jpg” data-src-xsmall=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180823160524-20180823-russia-troll-vaccines-flag-medium-plus-169.jpg” data-src-small=”http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180823160524-20180823-russia-troll-vaccines-flag-large-169.jpg” data-src-medium=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180823160524-20180823-russia-troll-vaccines-flag-exlarge-169.jpg” data-src-large=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180823160524-20180823-russia-troll-vaccines-flag-super-169.jpg” data-src-full16x9=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180823160524-20180823-russia-troll-vaccines-flag-full-169.jpg” data-src-mini1x1=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180823160524-20180823-russia-troll-vaccines-flag-small-11.jpg” data-demand-load=”not-loaded” data-eq-pts=”mini: 0, xsmall: 221, small: 308, medium: 461, large: 781″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAJEAAAAAAP///////wAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKlI+py+0Po5yUFQA7″/>
While technology companies are increasingly trying to accept some of these groups, some people most affected by the anti-vaccination movement are turning to social media for help.
A teenager from Ohio, Ethan Lindenberger, grew up thinking he was not vaccinated normally by publishing in a popular publication in Reddit last November that "my parents think vaccines are some kind of government scheme." this week he told CNN that he wanted to protect others from illnesses as much as he did.
"It's obviously scared a little bit, but I'll try to do my best to convince my parents that [CNN]
CNN's Gianluca Metzofiore contributed to this report.