Measles Outbreak in New York City


#1

cbsnews.com/news/measles-outbreak-in-new-york-city-health-officials-warn/


#2

I unapologetically blame the anti-vaccination crowd.

The fact that we are having a major measles outbreak in 2014 in a major city in North America despite having a vaccine that has been widely available for nearly a half-century is embarrassing.


#3

Nice. Point fingers and declare guilt without having any facts to back it up.

Did you know that there are on avg 60 cases of measles a year? And regardless of vaccination, a small percent of people never develop immunity from the disease? Or how about the fact that of the 9 children inflicted in NY only 2 were not vaccinated by choice? Or that even if you got the shot when you were younger, a second dose is required later on?

Pertussis was all but gone as well, but it’s making a comeback too, even in vaccinated individuals.


#4

Well, even doctors here in NYC are saying that it is mainly because of the people who don’t vaccinate their kids.


#5

Yep. I’m not really one for the government to force its will on others; however, for matters such as these, I am seriously starting to think that vaccination for major diseases such as MMR should be mandatory.


#6

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