Legislation in Sacramento intended to induce more parents to get their children the measles vaccine and other shots stalled this week amid an outcry from anti-immunization forces who said the government should not tell parents what to do.
The vaccine-paranoia controversies have gotten so bad that Ben Carson is now actually one of the more sensible people around, delivering an important rebuttal to fellow potential 2016 candidate Rand Paul for his scaremongering. (Though on the other hand, Carson does have his own nutty idea about the measles outbreak!)
Click above to watch Carson slam the “anecdotal” and “debunked” kind of vaccine horror stories that Rand was pushing — then watch this video!
By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — After declaring in 2000 that measles had been eliminated from the U.S. through a successful vaccination program, government officials now say the number of confirmed cases has reached a 20-year high as people who get the disease abroad bring it back to America. Unvaccinated residents in the U.S. […]
By Dan Browning, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — Stacy Erholtz was out of conventional treatment options for blood cancer last June when she underwent an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that injected her with enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people. The 50-year-old Pequot Lakes mother is now part of medical history. The cancer, […]