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Vancouver Sun: Dutch Reformed likely at heart of mumps outbreak

 

September 3, 2008 | Daniel Kanis

Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun, Saturday, August 30, 2008

A retired physician in Chilliwack vividly remembers the conservative Christian mushroom farmer who came to him in 1978 severely ill with polio, which was starting to paralyze his body. The B.C. polio victim was a member of an arch-conservative arm of the Dutch Reformed church, which held it goes against God’s will to accept vaccinations for polio or other infectious diseases, Dr. R. W. Van der Flier said in an interview. Keep reading this story here.

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