Measles Outbreak in Texas Linked to Anti-Vaccination Church

Liz Szabo, reporting for USA Today:

All of the school-age children infected in the Eagle Mountain outbreak were home-schooled, health officials say. Texas requires children be vaccinated before attending school.

In an Aug. 15 statement, Eagle Mountain’s pastor, Terri Pearsons, said she still has some reservations about vaccines. “The concerns we have had are primarily with very young children who have family history of autism and with bundling too many immunizations at one time,” she said.

Tell me again how there’s no link between religious zealotry and dangerous anti-scientific views.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013