On the Stubborn Persistence, and the True Underlying Causes, of Vax-O-Noia | David Ropeik

February 19, 2015 4:08 AM

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As attention fades from the Disneyland measles outbreak and the hue and cry about parents who don't vaccinate their kids dies down, it will be interesting to see how much impact this outbreak will have on vaccination rates. If previous episodes are any guide, a safe prediction is very little.

There will be some change, of course, at least in some areas, for a little while. More states will join the few that had already begun making it harder for parents to opt out of mandatory school vaccination requirements for their kids. (California is proposing eliminating parental choice altogether....

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