21 August 2013

Vaccines fight airplane dispersed epidemics

Originally posted on Facebook in response to a KQED Forum radio topic on vaccinations with some parents opting out.

We have to consider not only the well documented science of vaccines (which show overwhelming benefit and little risk), and not only the responsibility of keeping diseases away from other children at school, but also today's ubiquitous transportation technology which enables potentially dangerous and dreadfully pain inducing viruses and bacteria to hop continents in a matter of hours before detection. Vaccines are the only balancing power we have to hold back epidemics and ultimately protect our children. Our kids are getting vaccinated on schedule.