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But wait! There are some things that will immediately start a fight around here. One of them is the question of whether or not to get vaccinated. All you have to do is whisper about it and people will come out of the trees. I was once confronted by a guy who was a total anti-vaxxer. If I see that guy at a party, I run to the other side of the room. This guy is passionate about not getting vaccinated or letting his kids get vaccinated. No matter what you say, it will turn into a fight over vaccinations. Say “rose” and he’ll start yelling about vaccinations. It turns out that he is not alone. There are certain cults, often under the name of a particular substrata of educational philosophy, where this anti-vaccination policy lives.
Let’s face it — vaccinations for diseases — from measles to polio — have a long history of success. Countless lives have been saved. Names like Jonas Salk will go down in the pantheon of heroes because of their work. Despite the science that proves these vaccinations work on the overwhelming number of people who take them, there are parents who simply refuse to comply …
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