This is why idiocy is rampant among Americans-because they don’t do their fucking homework and only use the first two or three “articles” on Google as their research. I’d rather have my children vaccinated and friendless than not vaccinated and lose them because of idiocy. There’s always a chink in the armor. Why do people believe that a vaccination is a cure all, end all, not a tool used to keep illness under control? Oh yeah-BECAUSE WE ARE IDIOTS THAT DON’T RESEARCH. Bloody hell, common sense isn’t so common anymore. Times like these, I hate being “American”. I just want to be me.

S.D. Gates

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I remember back in 1985, when I was a brand new pediatric nurse, I encountered my first patient with bacterial meningitis.    The little boy was wheeled into the Pediatric Ward on a gurney, such a tiny boy with brown curls, and long lashes that dusted his round cheeks.  He was so sick, rigid and unresponsive.  Despite intensive treatment, he never really recovered.  He was never the same.  He never walked again, nor did he ever talk, his development stopped that day.  Even now, 30 years later, I still remember that boy.  Because the most shocking thing was, 24 hours before he arrived on our Pediatric Ward, he was a completely normal, exuberant little 2 year old.  Bacterial meningitis can hit hard and it can hit fast.  And as sad a story as this is, it becomes even sadder because he wasn’t the only one,  there were many more.   November was…

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