So much harm from one flawed medical study:
[T]he vaccines-cause-autism canard created more than just a public-health risk. It also expanded the U.S.’s vulnerability in our efforts to fight bioterror. Vaccines are a key component of our arsenal against a host of agents that our enemies could potentially weaponize, such as anthrax and smallpox. Effective vaccines and a populace willing to take those vaccines are essential to our ability to combat these threats.
Dr. Wakefield has a lot to answer for.