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Why Do We Only Fear Vaccine Preventable Diseases?

Are we really only afraid of diseases and infections that can be prevented with a vaccine, like measles and mumps?

The Plano Smallpox Outbreak of 1895

Fifteen people died in Plano, Texas in 1895, even though a smallpox vaccine was available at the time that could have prevented this and most other smallpox outbreaks and epidemics. Tragically, the fight against its use mirrors much of what we see in today’s anti-vaccine movement.

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