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Print Column: There Should Be Consequences for Refusing to Vaccinate

Print Column: There Should Be Consequences for Refusing to Vaccinate

MINOT, N.D. – Over the last week I’ve published a print column and a podcast about the vaccination issue, noting the resurgence of communicable diseases like measles and the rise in the number of North Dakota parents opting their children out of vaccines. The response to these pieces was ugly. My inbox and social media feeds filled up with

North Dakota’s Low Vaccination Rate Should Be a Mark of Statewide Shame

Over the weekend Robin Huebner published a very interesting look at the vaccination issue here in North Dakota. “In 2000, 95 percent of the state’s kindergartners were fully immunized,” she writes. “In 2014-2015, the number was 89 percent.” “That put us amongst the five lowest states in the U.S.,”Dr. Paul Carson, professor of public health

Matt Evans: Vaccination In A Free Society

Everyone is talking about vaccination this week. As usual, we are lucky to be North Dakotans. In our fine state, we have very low population density, yet have modern water treatment and sanitation facilities.  Our hospitals are excellent.  Our winters are bitterly cold and our hot season is relatively short. Microscopic pathogens are going to

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