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Vaccine deniers as harmful as climate warming deniers?

Vaccines – especially vaccines for polio, small pox, and measles – have saved countless lives since their introduction. Opting out of vaccines, in many case, threatens public health and increasingly – global health.

Are they 100% effective? Are they 100% safe? Nope. Most are in the 99% effective and safe range.

Can you look both ways before crossing a street in a car, on foot or a bike and still get hit? Yes but the chances are really, really small. So, would you advise people not to look or not to cross the street?

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During the 1950s – before the introduction of the measles vaccine – in the United States alone the disease infected roughly 4 million, hospitalized nearly 50,000,  and contributed to the deaths of several hundred every year.

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Lower vaccine uptake, and increases in international travel, have increased opportunities for the measles virus to spread – even to areas that had previously all but eliminated it.

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Vaccinate to save the children!

Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate. It’s safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe, it is safe.

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Measles: A bracing reminder on vaccines

The measles outbreak at a Back Bay office building this week is a reminder that the disease is still a threat. Fortunately, a simple immunization can prevent its spread. Now that the only study linking autism and childhood vaccination has been thoroughly discredited, parents can rest easy when protecting their children against a potentially fatal disease.

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Remember Polio – I do. If you don’t vaccinate, you may know it too.

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.

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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.

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