Have you traveled back in time and talked to them?
#23 | Posted by jpw
No but "everybody knows" that's true. Or at least it's an alternate fact.
But seriously, all the diseases prevented by pasteurization may have been less prevalent then than today. A cow that lived in a pasture that had never seen cows before may have been less likely to carry disease than one that lives in a feedlot. Pasteurization wasn't invented because somebody liked to cook milk. It was invented to save lives. These people are just like anti vaxers. They ignore science until they get a deadly disease and then expect everyone else to pay for saving their lives from something that was easily prevented. Sigh.