Tara Culp Ressler, writing for Think Progress:
Federal health officials have already been able to connect the
dots here. Last fall, the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) issued a report warning that anti-vaccine beliefs
have fueled a rise in measles cases. Researchers noted that 2013
saw the highest number of measles cases in nearly two decades, and
80 percent of those cases occurred among unvaccinated people —
most of whom cited “philosophical differences” with the MMR
Is this anti-vaccination movement just a U.S. thing, or is it spreading in other countries too?
Update: Reader responses make clear that this is not just a U.S. thing; it’s a problem in a slew of first-world countries today.
★ Friday, 14 March 2014