Jabbed starts at the bedside of a tiny baby gasping for air from whooping cough, contracted when he was seven weeks old, one week before he was due for his first immunisation. His terrible illness was indirectly the fault of those who had failed to have their own children immunised, leaving an ecological niche for pertussis.
The critical difference immunisation makes is that it can eliminate a disease – so no one dies and no one is maimed. It is one of many reasons why impoverished, politically oppressed Cubans live as long as Americans.
The documentary can be found here.
I just can't believe how many Australians, and apparently others worldwide, have become too complacent about the risks and refused to vaccinate their children.
Edited by lamminium - 6/15/13 at 11:17am