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Why do parents worry about vaccines?

We are in the midst of a measles epidemic. As of July 25th, more than 1,100 cases have been reported in 30 states since the beginning of the year. That’s the highest number since 1992 — and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Given that measles is extremely contagious — the virus can linger in rooms even after a sick person has left — and can lead to serious complications, this is really alarming.

There is a simple way to help: get more people immunized.

How many children receive vaccines?

Most children in the US are immunized. Only a little more than 1% of children have no immunizations...

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Don’t Let Schools Propagandize Your Kids

The following is a letter I wrote to my child’s school upon finding out some of the ideas they were trying to force upon her and her classmates as it relates to vaccines:

With the school year nearing its end my daughter recently brought home quite a sizeable pile of papers which have accumulated over the course of the year. Reading through them I became extremely dismayed when I came across a printout of a Washington Post article titled, ‘Measles Spreading Across U.S. to Record High.’

The packet was essentially a propaganda sheet that could’ve been written by the pharmaceutical lobby itself. What made it so offensive was that it wasn’t just an article but in fact a sales pitch which attempted to sell our children on the ‘pressing need’ for receiving the MMR vaccine.

In my opi...

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