Back in 1998, a paper suggested that there was a link between autism and the MMR vaccine. Now, although a plethora of research since has completely disproved the findings of that Lancet report, it instilled great fear in parents all over the world.
The mere mention of childhood vaccinations now prompts heated debates from the ‘pro’ and ‘anti’ camps, and the internet is full of impassioned arguments for and against vaccinating babies and young kids.
The latest person to add their voice to the debate is Marco Arturo, a little boy who has set tongues wagging with his powerful contribution to the argument.
In a video shared to Facebook with the caption ‘Vaccines DO cause autism’, Marco presents a file he has prepared titled ‘Evidence That Vaccines Cause Autism’.
Now, before you jump to conclusions, Marco is not only a young scientist, but he is also one very clever guy – and the arresting caption and feature photo in his post are not what they seem.
In the video, he takes viewers through the file he has prepared, alleging that it contains all of the evidence proving the original Lancet research to be true; the only thing is, the file is full of blank pages!
In an impassioned appeal to parents watching his video, Marco reminds them that there really is no evidence to support a link between vaccination and autism.
“PLEASE, vaccinate your children!” he cries to the camera, before doing a very clever ‘mic drop’.
Check out the video for yourself, below.