An excellent post aimed at concerned parents who are trying to make a decision with regards to vaccinations for their kids in the midst of all the contradictory information swarming the Web, with the anti-vax fairly dominating the page results from Google Search. The author has reposted some video of children suffering from pertussis that shows how much they are suffering and that it isn’t disease to be taken lightly, illustrating the importance of immunization.
“A cousin of my mom’s survived Polio and lived the rest of his life with its effects. He was not expected to live past his teens but made it to his 40s. I am grateful that modern science can protect us from Polio and other diseases and I choose to take advantage of modern science to give my kid better odds of not dying from a preventable disease. I had heard a lot of noise from people claiming vaccines caused Autism, but never saw any clear evidence. It just seemed to me like people really wanted to point to something as the cause and they latched onto vaccines.”–Jennifer
I have been getting into a lot of discussions about whether vaccines are safe in the last few days. I’m not sure if it’s because of a post going viral about a (terrible) Italian court ruling last year (In contrast, American courts
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