Belief and Vaccines: Why is an almost religious reverence for vaccines so widespread?
If you question vaccines, you will likely be met with trouble. Health professionals will be shunned by peers, punished by authorities and censored by the media. Lay people will be labelled as "vaccine hesitant" or "anti-vaxxers" and treated as if they are some special combination of stupid and wicked. The obligation to believe in vaccines is like religious observance under a religious dictatorship.