I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
Captain Renault in Casablanca
I contacted the writer of the article in National Geographic to ask her why it had disappeared from the pages of the website, and she wasn't aware of it. She evidently contacted her editor who checked and claimed that "the article was dumped while working on the web design."
I'm going to be honest, here.
It smells like bullshit.
All the other articles in the series about vaccinations are still up on the site (the one about our story was published on February 14, 2015)
The Anti-Vaccine Generation: How Movement Against Shots Got Its Start
published on February 6, 1915
Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?
published in March 2015 issue
Measles Are Back: Key Questions and Answers on Disease, Vaccinations
published January 23, 2015
and so forth.
I also can't find the conversation that was on the National Geographic Facebook page. Last time I checked, it had over 350 shares and thousands of comments, many of them the usual ugly.
Reader, what do you think?
I'm thinking about burning some books.