Ever since then [the fall] we face health problems and tragedies that apart from original sin we would not have to undergo. Let me quote from the website of Dr. Michael Stone, an Oregon family physician who seems to recognize our fallen estate:
â€śI have had a family member crippled with polio (now vaccine preventable) as an 11-year-old. â€¦ I had a cousin who died hours after the initial symptoms of hemophilis meningitis (now vaccine preventable) in Corvallis, Oregon. I have held babies dying of diphtheria in Thailand where they hadnâ€™t had the diphtheria vaccine, and have watched young children in our under-vaccinated community become ventilator dependent with pertussis in North Idaho.â€ť
But what to do is not as simple as 1, 2, 3. Stone continues:
â€śI have also watched more than one child following an MMR [measles, mumps, and rubella] vaccine at 18 months (Medford, Oregon) develop severe ...