Should it be Mandatory for Canadians to Vaccinate their Kids?

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Unless you are living under a rock, it cannot have escaped your notice that there are two very important things happening in the world of children’s communicable diseases. One is that there are an increasing number of devotees to the absurd position that vaccines do more harm than good and who accordingly choose NOT to vaccinate their children. Let’s (charitably) call them the anti-vaccination zealots. The second is that there are now outbreaks of diseases …

Jenny McCarthy and The View: If It Quacks Like a Duck….

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Since it was announced a few weeks ago that Jenny McCarthy was going to be the new co-host on the ABC “newsmagazine” show The View, there has been a vigorous outpouring of outrage (and some support). In fact, there has been so much written in newspapers, columns, op-eds and blogs that I wondered why I should bother adding to this barrage, especially since I don’t really have any new facts to bring to light. But …