Measles Outbreak In America Reaching Ridiculous Levels
Measles is completely able to be eradicated by vaccination.
The amount of confirmed measles cases in the U.S. : 704 across 22 states. This represents an alarming trend that has taken root over JUNK SCIENCE spewed forth from ill-informed parents that think they know something- but really have just been lead astray by celebrities like Jenny McCarthy and sham Doctors like Andrew Wakefield, the author of the completely debunked report run in The Lancet, which has been pulled and retracted. The author, Wakefield, has been stripped of his license and subsequently been found to have profited from the junk science, discovering that the research was fraudulent and completely false. Anti-vaxxers have not seen the light, however, and believe in a conspiracy.
A dangerous conspiracy harming children and endangering their lives as well as everyone else. The longer these outbreaks happen, the easier it is for the disease to mutate and become impossible to treat.
There have been thirteen outbreaks throughout the nation. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, has stated,”Forty-four cases were brought from other countries, and 9 out of 10 of these people were in unvaccinated persons.
New York has been one of the hardest hit by the virus. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the public crisis in parts of Brooklyn experiencing a measles outbreak. The statement requires that unvaccinated individuals get vaccines or pay penalties. The outbreak is most significantly effecting the Orthodox Jewish community Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. A judge in Brooklyn ruled against a group of parents who tried to challenge the compulsory measles vaccinations order.
The parents maintained the city’s public health authority exceeded its boundaries. New York lawmakers also have suggested a bill which finishes religious vaccine exemptions amidst a measles epidemic . Private companies are also taking steps to block the anti-vax movement. The crowd-sourcing website GoFundMe has prohibited anti-vaccine fundraisers.
Measles killed more than 400 kids every year in the US ALONE before a vaccine was invented. Since vaccination became the norm, the most recent measles death in the US was one adult case in 2015. We are heading for a disaster if this trend continues.
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