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  • Can't we all just follow the science?

    Politics is a funny business. And totally unpredictable. Just when it looks like some politician is riding high, you never know what unexpected event might trip them up. Look at Chris Christie and Rand Paul. They were riding high on their way to 2016 this...
  • Vaccinations: The debate over such programs should be over

    We are having trouble believing that, in this day and age, Americans are actively debating the value of childhood vaccinations. Even more astounding is the fact that an odd coalition of Republican political leaders and liberal skeptics find themselves...
  • Vaccination saves lives

    Vaccination saves lives
    The bedrock of children's medical care is prevention, and chief among the advances in child health over the past century has been the careful development, testing and inception of immunizations against preventable childhood disease ("Vaccines: No immunity...
  • Measles outbreak: Vaccinate kids or find new doctor, pediatrician says

    Measles outbreak: Vaccinate kids or find new doctor, pediatrician says
    Amid a California-centered measles outbreak, a Los Angeles pediatrician has told the parents of young unvaccinated patients: Get them vaccinated, or find a new doctor. The Northridge office of Dr. Charles Goodman will not accept new patients whose...
  • Randy Blaser: The choice not to vaccinate is a false one

    I never got the measles vaccine. But that wasn't by choice. Unlike the growing number of parents who choose not to vaccinate their children because they think vaccines are harmful or will cause autism, my parents had no say in the matter. There was no...
  • Despite naysayers, measles vaccinations a must

    Despite naysayers, measles vaccinations a must
    Many of us thought measles had been eradicated, a disease of yesteryear that no longer poses a public health threat. Many of us were wrong. More than 100 people in 14 states have been diagnosed with measles since January, most stemming from an...
  • If only there were a vaccine for ignorance

    Flashback: Galileo is sitting under house arrest pondering the unyielding ignorance of The Church for refusing to consider his heliocentric proposition that the Earth circled the sun, which, contrary to Scripture, was at the center of what we now call the...
  • The grim reality of growing up unvaccinated

    The grim reality of growing up unvaccinated
    To the editor: I was born in 1946. There were smallpox and polio vaccines in the 1950s, but I can't remember any others. I lived in the English countryside, with fresh air and loving parents. ("As Disneyland measles outbreak spreads, O.C. bars students...
  • Could the Disneyland measles outbreak quiet vaccine doubters?

    Could the Disneyland measles outbreak quiet vaccine doubters?
    Take a bunch of people, pack them into a space and watch some get frighteningly ill. For much of human civilization, that was how we lived, and with measles outbreaks at Disneyland and elsewhere, we're getting a taste of what our infection-plagued...
  • Naperville Rotary cyclists riding to end Polio

    Naperville Rotary cyclists riding to end Polio
    Naish Shah, a member of the Rotary Club of Naperville-Downtown and an employee of the Rotary International headquarters, pedaled furiously Nov. 22 in Tuscon. Shah joined other Rotary Club members and Rotary International employees, with Rotary...
  • Rotarians give the gift of survival to countries dealing with disaster

    MOUNT DORA — Gifts often come in boxes, but rarely are they filled with gear designed for survival. The 80-member Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle pitched in $2,000 for the purchase of ShelterBox kits for those in crisis after a...