Stupidity Is Timeless - Yes, history does repeat itself, because sometimes refusing a body of compelling evidence feels like "freedom" or "rebelling" against a perceived threat. But vaccinations are like seat-belts. They are not perfect, but they are far better than nothing at all. Anyone familiar with the newspaper art of Winsor McCay will know we've been through this before. If we refuse to learn, we are doomed to repeat the same errors.