Too often parents who remain worried by such claims believe they are erring on the side of caution by not vaccinating their child, believing that no harm can come from this. Yet by doing so they are inadvertently perpetuating the spread and the very existence of the disease, and through that human suffering. The fact is, a measles outbreak anywhere is a risk everywhere. Global health security means thinking globally and acting locally.
The crux of my problem with the current debate is that this just isn't one of those decisions we make for our families alone. This isn't one of the times where you get to weigh it up and make the call. This isn't about your individual freedom, its about basic community responsibility.
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