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A conversation with anti-vaxxers

To the editor: Robin Abcarian's meeting with three antiscience activists who oppose a bill that would eliminate the personal-belief vaccination exemption for children who attend public schools will surely go down as among the most generous, restrained, patient and kind engagements with someone's political opposition. ("Much in common, but worlds apart on the issue of vaccinating children," June 5)

Sparing them the further embarrassment of having to defend inexplicable positions, she reviews instead the facts of vaccination and its health policy successes, gently extricating the "health choice" lobby from any reasonable discourse.

Thanks for this variety of rhetorical inoculation — against ignorance and solipsism.

Andrew Tonkovich, Modjeska Canyon, Calif.

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