October 2018

Monthly Archives

  • Can We Get Rid of Measles Once and for All?


    My brother, who is six years older than I am, has a scar where his smallpox vaccine was administered when he was a child. I do not have this same scar because smallpox had been eliminated from the United States by the time I was born and would be declared eradicated from the planet within […]

  • We Lived the Worst-Case Scenario: Scott’s Chickenpox Story


    I sat down to write this piece and I asked myself “Where do I start?” My best answer for that would be to start at the end of December. Scott and I had moved to a decent apartment, the bottom half of a pretty house. We loved that apartment; it had a lot of space. We had […]