01 February, 2015

Read Roald Dahl's Powerful Pro-Vaccination Letter (From 1988)

Read Roald Dahl's Powerful Pro-Vaccination Letter (From 1988):

It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous
illness. Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have
their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at
risk. In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like
smallpox, has been virtually wiped out. 

Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of
obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised,
we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year. Out of
those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.
At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections. About 20 will