I was reading the obituary of the recently passed lefty journalist Doug Ireland. I didn’t know he was a polio sufferer. He seems rather young for it. But then there was this:
At 10, according to a newspaper report, he was admitted to a hospital with polio, given an emergency tracheotomy and placed in an iron lung, where he was confined for at least a year, friends said in interviews. Mr. Ireland told friends that his parents were Christian Scientists who had refused to have him inoculated against the disease.
Well there you go. When you don’t vaccinate, you put your child at risk, as well as other children. You are a public health hazard.