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The Daily Show Tears into Liberal ‘Idiocy’ on Vaccines

Liberals always complain about how conservatives are ignorant and anti-science, but as The Daily Show discovered tonight, vaccine skepticism is bringing easily preventable diseases back to the United States and it’s all thanks to “left-leaning idiocy” about vaccine science.

At first, correspondent Samantha Bee was convinced it was the “right-wing nutjobs” who are the real villains here, before discovering “stage four science denial” exists in spades on the left. She attempted to contain the anti-vaccine disease as much as possible, but alas, you can’t shut down every Starbucks in New York City.

And The Daily Show isn’t the only Comedy Central program to take on vaccine denialism; Stephen Colbert did just that back in April, and he spoke with the same man, Dr. Paul Offit, that Bee spoke to for her report.

Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:

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