Millions live today without having to fear many diseases because of past vaccination campaigns. Blindly fearing vaccinations out of love and fear for your your children can cause more harm for all children. Life is not easy and there are no guarantees but without vaccinations many children will die or be permanently harmed by what could have been prevented.
As a child of the 1950s I well remember a time when American kids by the tens of thousands were still being crippled – and sometimes killed – by polio. In the 1950s, the fear of polio was palpable across the nation.
There were hospital wards filled with polio-paralyzed children trapped in iron lungs (a grim technology many younger adults have no memory of), which were used to keep them alive.