Having had measles and chicken-pox
(but not scarlet fever) and had the opportunity
to escape from school for a week or so
to read Conan Doyle and E.A. Poe
and The Wind in the Willows while I was recuperating,
I'm glad there was no vaccine when I was young.
What we (and the planet) really need
and will never get, is MMM inoculation.
There are even worse outrages than Vaginal Infibulation -
such as repeated gang-rape, massacres, genocide,
compulsory religion, slavery, misogyny, racism
- and war. To these I would add Mass Mental Mutilation.