Very interesting entry I found. Well worth the read.
Quote of the day: "The history of compulsory vaccination is not a success story, rather the opposite. (...) It is a culture of mistrust that breaks with the success story of voluntarism in Germany." ( Medical historian Malte Thießen, Hart aber fair, ARD)
"If mandatory vaccination is enforced in Austria, other European and Western countries will follow. Then the totalitarian trap would have snapped shut, probably irrevocably. (...) If Vienna falls, the world falls, and we must counter this with a decisive 'No pasaran!ʽ." (Martin Lichtmesz, COMPACT 1/2022
There is actually plenty of evidence in the US for people to be suspicious of vaccines. They are well documented to have done grave harm to minorities and military personnel. I understand the mistrust they must feel. The rest of us have all had good experiences with vaccines so we can't relate. We must be mindful of those hurt or knowing of those hurt from vaccines.
The history of compulsory vaccination is a success story. Diptheria, measles, polio, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, small pox, rubella, tetanus, chickenpox, rabies, and yellow fever have all been eliminated or nearly so by vaccination.
People used to trust doctors and scientists. Now we live in the age of misinformation where the ignorant and selfish and greedy spread lies and conspiracy theories via the internet. Too many people would rather takes worthless "herbal" remedies, drink their own urine, and listen to quacks and snakeoil salesman than listen to actual proven science.