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Letter for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

• Trust CDC flu numbers

Trust CDC flu numbers

In response to Ray Songtree’s claim (TGI, Jan. 17) that only 18 people die of flu, not 36,000 as the CDC claims, please show me your sources.

In my county alone (King County, Washington), this year there are 12 confirmed cases and neighboring Snohomish County has at least four deaths.

I trust our government and CDC more than Robert Kennedy Jr. and Mr. Songtree. Anti-vaxxers put our communities’ health at risk. Please keep your family’s vaccinations current.

Michael Gordon, Woodinville, Wash.

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