I would like to comment on the vaccination issue as the father of six children. My nephew had a fairly severe reaction to the DPT shot, and his mother, an RN, decided at that time not to vaccinate her subsequent six children. Her influence on my wife led to a conflict between the two of us, as I was more of the “well of course it is better to vaccinate” line of thought.
Being a fighter pilot in the Air Force, college degree, etc. (my wife also has a college degree), I tried to research the issue. I could find much about the exact statistical risk of the vaccines, but not for the risk of not vaccinating. I approached seve ... continue reading »