Posted by: Calilo | May 12, 2017

Dear Boston Herald… (about that “hanging”)

I still find it incredibly difficult to comprehend what keeps some minds so closed to exploring a controversial topic and why one can disregard with such ease those who have no other motivation but to warn others of possible harm. I look to the field to see what is possible because probability can only be determined where there is possibility and that is fundamental in the scientific process. I find it sad and ironic that those calling vax aware parents science deniers, are themselves the biggest offenders calling for a halt to the scientific process and the removal of informed consent for an invasive and risky medical procedure.

Vaccines

Dear Editor,

I am responding to Rachelle Cohen’s editorial entitled, “Preying on Parents’ Fear” published in your newspaper on May 8, 2017.

It is evident from her commentary that Ms. Cohen has done no legitimate investigation into the topic of vaccines, the vaccine-autism connection, the work of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, or any of the medically grounded reasons why Somali immigrants or others might possibly eschew vaccines. Rather, she has engaged in spreading untruths and lies unbefitting a publication that deems itself reputable.

Suggesting that people be killed—by hanging, no less—for their thoughtfully made healthcare decisions, including the decision about what immune-altering pharmaceutical products to inject into their bodies and the bodies of their children, is irresponsible and reckless.

In the United States we have the right to informed medical consent, which includes the right to refuse treatment and the right to choose how to treat illness when it…

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