Genius Author Roald Dahl Shuts Down Anti-Vaxxers

by Ariana

Roald Dahl’s is known for his whimsical children's fiction books, most famously The BFGCharlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda.

He was a creative, an innovator, a thinker, a true independent who followed no trends, but instead chose to forge his own path. He wrote about kindness, humility, friendship, and imagination. He taught important lessons, and almost 20 years after his death, his words are still hoping to teach and inform.

Along with fiction novels, Dahl wrote a personal essay hoping to teach and inform. He wrote about the tragic death of his daughter, Olivia, in 1962, who passed away from complications of the measles virus, urging people to vaccinate their children.

Below: Dahl, his wife and 3 children

Below: Dahl, his wife and 3 children

Dahl's daughter had been recovering from the illness when things quickly went downhill

Dahl's daughter had been recovering from the illness when things quickly went downhill

Dahl's daughter prior to falling ill.

Dahl's daughter prior to falling ill.

Dahl explains:

Dahl explains:

He continued - urging people to vaccinate their children since this is now so available

He continued - urging people to vaccinate their children since this is now so available

Dahl explains how measles is actually life-threatening, though it isn't often treated that way

Dahl explains how measles is actually life-threatening, though it isn't often treated that way

A colourful collection of Dahl's novels

A colourful collection of Dahl's novels

Dahl explains two of his novels are dedicated to his his late daughter:

Dahl explains two of his novels are dedicated to his his late daughter:

Reactions online supported Dahl's message

Reactions online supported Dahl's message

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