Twenty years ago we thought we had nearly eradicated measles, but now we have a fairly large outbreak in Ohio. And just in case you’re wondering, the vast majority of the infected were unvaccinated.
In 2000, the CDC stated that measles was eradicated in the USA. We were right there, so close to making measles extinct. Then the cunning fraud, Andrew Wakefield, published his hoax in The Lancet, claiming that the MMR vaccine was linked to autism — measles vaccinations dropped. As a result of fears and misinformation about the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella, vaccination rates have dropped allowing measles to again attack children.
Just to remind you, the MMR vaccine is not linked to autism according to real science published by real scientists.
So let’s take a close look at that measles outbreak in Ohio. But first, let’s talk about measles itself.Read More »Measles outbreak in Ohio — almost all did not get MMR vaccine