Those who oppose efforts to expand vaccination may not only distrust authority; it’s also likely they have not done any genealogy research either, as I did into my dad’s immigrant family.
I was stunned reading through the “sterberegister” (death registry) from the late 1800s. There were so many infants and young children listed, many with the notation, “Ges. an masern.”
Translation: Died of measles.
Bob Wieting, Simi Valley