'Absolutely No Evidence': 12-Year-Old Boy Goes After Anti-Vaxxers in Viral Video
Millions have watched a young boy's emphatic denunciation of the so-called "anti-vaxxer" movement.
The video, posted recently by a boy who lists himself as a "scientist," has been viewed 3.5 million times in the past week.
The clip starts with Marco Arturo pretending to be taking the other side of the debate, holding up a folder called "Evidence That Vaccines Cause Autism."
He then proceeds to dump empty sheets of paper out, declaring that there is "absolutely no evidence" to support the notion that vaccines cause autism.
Marco went on to argue that failing to vaccinate a child ends up exposing other children to potentially deadly diseases like polio, measles, meningitis or hepatitis.
"It's everyone else's child you're putting in danger because you read some forwarded email," he said.
"Please vaccinate your children," he concluded, then dropped a piece of paper labeled "MIC."
The 12-year-old later took to Facebook to explain his accent, saying he was born in Mexico and still resides there.
He also touted the fact that actor Ashton Kutcher had shared his video.
The debate over vaccines and autism has made headlines in recent weeks with the release of the film "Vaxxed."
The film claims that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) manipulated and hid data that links vaccines and autism.
A link between vaccines and autism has been widely discredited by the scientific community.