Sincere and Sincerely Wrong: Making Children Less Safe in the Name of Safety

September 29, 2014 3:18 PM

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In recent days, the world has witnessed West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic. The World Health Organization is now reporting the number of illnesses and deaths are likely significantly higher than previous official estimates. Certainly those on the front lines have witnessed first hand the terrifying effects of this cruel disease. So far, 6,263 cases of the disease and 2,917 deaths, and 3,487 laboratory confirmed cases are reported in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria according to the CDC. The approval of a vaccine to treat the deadly disease brings me to the importance of immunization and preventative vaccination in the U.S.

Recently, many parents and communities have decided not to vaccinate their children. There are several reasons people choose not to vaccinate their children, primarily born from misinformation from anti-vaccine advocates. One advocate who profoundly impacted the discussion of vaccine safety is Andre...

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