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Commentary: Collective ignorance and government timidity are public health threats

I live in Kentucky, a state with the nation's largest hepatitis A outbreak, an emerging measles outbreak and a governor who said he exposed his children to chickenpox rather than get them vaccinated. In the last year, two heads of infection control in Kentucky's Department of Health have left the position. The first one was asked to leave after he expressed the need for an urgent increase in infection control funding.

I am a firm believer that we must learn from history

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