In Reply.—

For the most part, this letter by Dr Brunell mirrors his recent editorial published in the newspaper Infectious Diseases in Children and republished as a guest editorial in a second newspaper, Infectious Disease News.1,2  The editorial was so far off the mark that I wrote a response. Published with my response was a second diatribe by Dr Brunell which contains much of what is said in his present letter.

This letter by Dr Brunell is composed of 8 paragraphs, 7 of which contain ≥1 factual errors, as well as much irrelevant information. Most disturbing to me is that it seems that Dr Brunell has not even read the article on which he is commenting or my response to his original editorial.

I believe the 9 summary points in my article are valid and important and are not refuted by...

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