When Anti-Infant Immunizations Become Childhood Onset Diseases

On February 17, 2012 I wrote an article — When Doctors Fire Patients — that dealt with, among other things, the anti-vaccination efforts of some people — led by debunked semi-celebrity Jenny McCarthy — who believe childhood immunizations cause Autism even though there is, and has never been, any empirical medical proof for that claim.  When pressed for scientific evidence, the anti-vaccine believers simply talk about “mother’s intuition” and other nonsense that not only puts their non-immunized children at risk for disease, but the rest of society at risk as well as these unprotected children become certain carriers of diseases that should have been eradicated from the face of the earth.

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Tarnishing the Jewel of National Public Health: Exempting Mandatory Childhood Vaccinations

We do not live in a time of plagues. Our children are healthy. We — as a world of nations — came together in a herculean, unselfish, effort to successfully eradicate Smallpox from the face of the earth through mandatory vaccinations even though, at times, those vaccinations caused death and illness in those who got shot or inadvertently exposed.

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