Reader says Rossetti is wrong about immunization
Dr. Rossetti’s comments on immunization are completely irresponsible, and perhaps deadly, to those who follow her advice. No informed, responsible doctor would suggest that parents should skip vaccinations for their children. There is no cure for polio, homeopathic or otherwise, but vaccines can prevent it altogether.
Vaccines are essential to protecting people’s lives and health, not only for the individual, but for others. When everyone gets vaccinated, it prevents the spread of infection to those who are too young or unable to be inoculated. One needs only to look at the consequences of the anti-vaccine movement in affluent areas of Chicago, Seattle, and Southern California to understand what happens when people don’t immunize their children. There were10,000 cases of measles and six deaths in one year in one community for an easily prevented illness. In some cases, babies too young to be vaccinated were infected by children of the parents who made a “health choice” not to immunize. These babies became sick, and some died.
Rossetti would do well to review videos of children suffering from rubella and whooping cough as a result of not being vaccinated. I think she would change her mind on immunization quickly.
Also, vaccines do not cause Autism. Period.