Vaccinations, a problem harder than it should be

February 12, 2015 3:58 PM

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Measles was declared eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, but now we are having annual outbreaks, the current one traced to a single tourist at Disney World. Vaccinations are the only practical means we have to stop the spread, and therein lies the controversy.

While there are communities with 100 percent of entering kindergartners immunized, that drops off the closer you get to California, both geographically and philosophically. Parents, many of them educated and economically comfortable, withhold their children from immunization and hope that other peop...

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