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Pediatrician Romina Libster tackles the topical and controversial subject of vaccination and breaks down the particulars with easy-to-understand graphs and language. Her powerful message is clear and simple: If you don’t inoculate yourself against “vaccine-preventable” diseases, you place vulnerable members of society, such as babies, at risk. getAbstract believes Libster’s poignant presentation once and for all puts antivaxxers’ arguments to rest.

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Romina Libster is a staff scientist at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina.

 

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When Dr. Romina Libster first began working as a pediatrician, a one-month-old baby in her care died from whooping cough, a “vaccine-preventable” disease. Before the age of inoculations, such tragic tales were not uncommon: In 1918, 50 million people died of Spanish flu; in the 1950s, thousands died from a polio epidemic in Argentina. Today, vaccines have eradicated deadly diseases such as smallpox and drastically reduced outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and polio.

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