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我们必须信任免疫

卡拉奇/甘地塔姆-古吉拉特—最近,麻疹疫情在整个欧洲美国中西部爆发,脑膜炎在美国大学校园蔓延,卫生专家正在做他们在2017年初完全不曾预料道德事情:提醒发达国家人民疫苗能救命。

也许疫苗是其自身成功的牺牲品:它们在保护人们免于罹患某种疾病方面表现过于出色,以至于许多西方人已经忘掉了可预防疾病可以有多可怕。面对最近美国和欧洲传染病的爆发,家长们才想起来,放弃免疫是拿他们的孩子命在开玩笑。

悲哀的是,在世界许多地区,特别是南亚,家长们不需要有人提醒免疫可以拯救生命。他们需要的是如何获得一秒。

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