What a time to be alive! Extinct illnesses are BACK.

What a time to be alive, indeed. In fact, it’s quite depressing that here we are, discussing the selfishness of people who refuse to vaccinate their kids in response to a mythical fear. It’s equally depressing for all of us to feel the need to celebrate the teenage who defied his parents and got vaccinated in response to the recent outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.

File this under things that shouldn’t have to happen, but are happening.

Perhaps the most profound responses to these ongoing outbreaks are the people sharing their own stories from the pre-vaccination days, and that’s really what I want to show here. Below are a number of tweet from folks who contracted Measles, and then suffered severe complications. Let the patients tell the story:


That’s all I have to say this morning.