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Prevent terrible illnesses: vaccinate


April 17, 2019


I am old.

I listen to the radio and I hear young, well-meaning parents expressing deep concerns about, if not hostility toward, vaccinations.

These young parents have not watched their children die, go deaf or blind, or become imbeciles due to the high fever caused by measles.

I have seen this. When she was a baby, before vaccines were available, my aunt – previously a bright, cheerful, healthy toddler – fell ill with a very high fever. She was never the same again, always sickly and slow.

Measles and whooping cough are not merely “inconveniences.” They can be truly mise...

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