Letters: Chilliwack, India and vaccinations

There is simply no acceptable rationale for this latest threat to public health in our city.

Regarding the measles outbreak in Chilliwack

Further to the ongoing saga of the measles outbreak in Chilliwack, I find it interesting that as of this week the World Health Organization has declared India polio free. It seems odd to me that a nation of 1.2 billion people, crippled by poor sanitation and poverty, is able to eradicate a life threatening disease when a healthy, relatively affluent community such as Chilliwack faces yet another outbreak of a completely preventable illness. There is simply no acceptable rationale for this latest threat to public health in our city.

 

Jennifer Douglas

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