Scott Maxwell: Childhood immunizations drop in Florida, where public health is mocked

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Orlando Sentinel

For most of humanity’s existence, most of us were all on the same team when it came to eradicating deadly diseases. When Gen. George Washington realized his troops were being taken out by smallpox, he required them to get immunized. When Jonas Salk figured out how to stop polio, most people celebrated. Yet in 2022, Floridians are regressing, as evidenced by this recent headline: “School immunizations in Florida hit 10-year lows.” Keep in mind: We’re not talking about COVID-19 vaccines or other newly developed ones. We’re talking about basic immunizations that have been widely accepted for gene…

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