In 2014, also, whooping cough was declared epidemic in California and listed as the cause of death of three infants too young for vaccination ■ Thomas D. Elias / Columnist The last year saw no major outbreaks of measles or any of the other nine potentially fatal diseases against which California public schoolchildren must be vaccinated – one possible result of a 2016 law that eliminated a “personal belief” exemption that formerly allowed thousands of youngsters to attend school without vaccinations. This “no news is good news” will see many parents drop off their kids with a new sense of security as schools open this fall. There’s a good reason for
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