A Simple Solution to the Great American Measles Scare | James Moore

February 17, 2015 2:31 AM

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In an era of profound medical advancements in drug therapies and technologies, the U.S. finds itself immersed in a controversy over the very basic issue of vaccines. An increasing number of parents have made a decision to not have their children vaccinated for measles, mumps, and rubella. Their rationale for this choice comes not from science but rather anecdotal narratives about what has reportedly happened to many children after receiving the MMR, trivalent vaccine. There is a belief, unproven and untested, that autism is a risk of the MMR vaccine.

By January 30th of this year, the CDC had reported that there were 102 cases of measles confirmed in 14 states, and in Arizona health care officials said they were tracking up to 1000 people who may have been exposed. The outbreak appears to have originated at Disneyland in California during the Chr...

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