Friday, 6 February 2009

A disturbing trend

Measles is potentially a very serious illness and it is worrying to see the rise in cases over recent years.

Much of this is because some parents decline to have their children vaccinated due to misplaced fears about side effects. These fears, originally caused by poor scientific studies and heightened by inappropriate media reporting, eventually found so called 'celebrity endorsement'.
Thus the myths are still being propagated.

Today, the Lay Scientist links to a radio broadcast of some idiot woman ranting against the MMR vaccine. She compares her decision not to vaccinate her children to "standing alone under a tree in a field". The trouble is lady, there's a thunderstorm coming.

Children die from the measles.

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