Please vaccinate


February 7, 2019

It’s not likely they colluded. Yet on Jan. 31, publisher Gordon Forgey of the Whitman County Gazette and managing editor Devin Rokyta of the Daily News published editorials on the dangers of ignoring vaccinations.

The reason? Washington State’s Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency because of a growing measles outbreak.

In 1736 Ben Franklin lost a four-year-old son to smallpox. Recounting that event, the Washington Post quoted from Franklin’s autobiography: “I long regretted bitterly, and still regret,” Franklin wrote, “that I had not given it to him by inoculation.” F...

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