My friend Sybil was on This American Life this week talking about her choice not to vaccinate her children. For once, coverage of the topic was somewhat balanced and not just a big, "You're an idiot" march. Well, balanced if you don't look at the title of the show: Ruining It for the Rest of Us
Or the synopsis:
When they decided not to vaccinate their son against measles, two San Diego parents thought they were making the best decision for their child. But when the 7-year-old came home from an overseas trip suffering from the disease, his family’s personal decision became a whole community’s problem. The resulting outbreak infected 11 children and endangered many others. This and other stories about what happens when people's actions and choices infringe on those around them. Including the disquieting truth about Amtrak’s Quiet Car.