Monday, June 7, 2010

More on Autism and Vaccines

An op-ed last week from the LA Times gives some frightening stats and stories about Measles and children dying from such an easily preventable disease.  In a way, the effectiveness of vaccines seems to be partly to blame (with, of course, the whole bogus autism scare bearing most of the blame).  As the author recounts, one parent she had seen in her practice didn't get the MMR vaccine for her child more because she didn't see getting measles (or mumps or rubella) as much of a threat since you never hear of people dying of measles anymore, at least not in the U.S. and other countries with widespread vaccination programs.

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