Recently I read an article that had me wondering what are they thinking, anyway. As a consumer health researcher for over 35 years, I can see a clear childhood diseases history trail in the rear view mirror, as they would say.
One issue that doesn’t seem to sit right with me is the fact that as a young child in the 1940s, who went to both public and parochial schools, I never remember a child dying from any of the childhood communicable diseases, and we lived in a large city.
Furthermore, I remember parents holding ‘measles parties’ where they would take their children to the house of a child with measles so their child could contract the disease; get it over with early in life; and acquire natural, life-long immunity. It was a given back then: children got childhood diseases, and we survived. Just ask anyone who is 60 years or older how it was done.