Immunizations ‘Have Revolutionized Public Health’
New York Times: The Dangers of Vaccine Denial
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist
“…If we’re going to denounce the Taliban for blocking polio vaccinations, we should be just as quick to stand up to health illiteracy in our midst. First, a word on vaccines: They have revolutionized public health. … Thus refusing to vaccinate your children is not ‘personal choice’ but public irresponsibility. You no more have the right to risk others by failing to vaccinate than you do by sending your child to school with a hunting knife. Vaccination isn’t a private choice but a civic obligation…” (2/7).
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