Letter: ‘Herd mentality? I think not …’

Suffer the little children, and forbid them not their vaccinations

[In regards to Don Harte’s letter, “Measles Shmeasles,” Feb. 13, which argues that measles is a trivial childhood malady, and that it is vaccinations that cause more harm]: When an otherwise healthy child suffers through a case of the measles, it likely isn’t a tragedy. However, if that otherwise healthy child exposed an infant or a child with a compromised immune system to the measles, that scenario could end in tragedy. Herd mentality? I think not. Behaving responsibly for your child’s benefit and the good of your entire community doesn’t make a parent a lemming, it means that the parent understands basic science and the sanctity of life. Go bellow about something that could actually help others. Global warming, terrorism, lack of gun control, homelessness. But, please, enough complaining about measles and vaccinations. We’ve actually already solved those issues, as long as we all participate. Be well.

Nikki Silverstein, Sausalito

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