These statements reflect a real problem of vaccine advocacy. Proponents of the vaccine are unwilling or unable to understand the thinking of vaccine skeptics — or even admit that skeptics may be thinking at all. Their attempts to answer skepticism or understand it end up poisoned by condescension, and end up reinforcing it.
Here’s why your efforts to convince anti-vaxxers aren’t working
People don’t listen to outsiders. They need enlightened insiders to offer them a ladder to climb down