Tina K. Russell

March 20, 2008

Ideology still not an adequate substitute for science

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Tina Russell @ 9:02 pm

Public Health Risk Seen as Parents Reject Vaccines – New York Times

SAN DIEGO — In a highly unusual outbreak of measles here last month, 12 children fell ill; nine of them had not been inoculated against the virus because their parents objected, and the other three were too young to receive vaccines….

Measles, almost wholly eradicated in the United States through vaccines, can cause pneumonia and brain swelling, which in rare cases can lead to death. The measles outbreak here alarmed public health officials, sickened babies and sent one child to the hospital.

If you want to put your child at risk, that’s disgusting. If you want to put my child at risk, it’s personal.


1 Comment »

  1. […] kids in danger as well as their own) and eschew the vaccines, suddenly–whoa!–kids start getting sick and dying from Gold Rush-era debilitating diseases. Who’da […]

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