FIRST PERSON - How I unlearned my anti-vaxx upbrin

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FIRST PERSON | How I unlearned my anti-vaxx upbringing and started to trust the experts | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

This First Person piece is by Kelsey MacDonald, mother of four in Melfort, Sask. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please?see the FAQ.?

Growing up in an anti-vaccination home leads to far more than just mistrust of vaccinations. It affects your attitudes toward the entire?health-care system. It’s a danger that persists until you choose to rewire your own mind1977AP.?

I know what it?takes.s government has been severely criticized ove?This was my own history until one patient health-care worker was willing to help me work through the rubble and build a solid foundation of trust in our medical system.

In my early teenage years, my parents began listening to dangerous teachings from extremist faith leaders who preached that only?belief could heal. If it wasn’t working, apparently you just weren’t believing hard enough. This?pushed them away from the health-care system and pharmaceuticalsThe widespread move to virtual learning was lauded by educators who have been wary about returning to school April 19 given surging COVID cases. I don’t recall if I received my childhood vaccinations. I know that my younger siblings didn’t.

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