This vaccine hugely reduces the risk of certain kinds of cancers. Conservative religious groups have fought this vaccine tooth and nail. Sigh.
The parents got hold of the anti-vaccination nonsense circulating on the net and believed it. Fortunately, after a near-fatal case of tetanus, the boy is recovering.
Quite honestly, I don’t believe there ought to be a religious exception for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. Period. If you are going to put kids in real danger because the parents say God doesn’t like vaccinations, then just how much irresponsible parenting are you willing to tolerate in the name of religion? Female genital mutilation, perhaps? Stoning disobedient teens to death? Don’t know about that one? Check out Deuteronomy chapter 21, verses 18-21.
I’m due for a booster next year. I plan to get it. I’d rather get a little stick in my arm than put innocent children at risk.
This is about figuring out what someone’s face looks like from DNA traces.
Psychic Sylvia Browne maintained this kidnapped woman was dead. Of course, the odds were that a woman missing that long had been killed. Bad guess in this case.