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Despite Anti-vaccination Quackery, Measles Has Left Disney

By Tuesday, 21 April 2015 03:33 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The Magic Kingdom is officially no longer the Measles Kingdom. After 42 days with no new reported cases of measles at Disneyland, the measles outbreak has been declared over by the California Department of Public Health.

The Washington Times quoted Dr. Karen Smith, the director: “We are pleased this outbreak is over, but caution that measles can be reintroduced in California at any time when an infected person brings it to the state. The best defense for protection against the highly infectious measles is vaccination."
That used to be what was referred to as a no-brainer, until too many members of the public began taking medical advice from the likes of former Playboy Bunny Jenny McCarthy. It was a strange combination of anti–capitalism intellectuals, wary of “Big Pharma,” and the credulous inhabiting the tabloid–subscribing areas of the nation that began avoiding vaccinations for their children.

It was the middle class — Hillary’s “everyday Americans” so to speak — who kept their wits about them and continued to have their children vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control believe the Disneyland measles mania was introduced by a traveler from an area of the globe where the disease is common and vaccinations uncommon. This didn’t make a difference before parts of America lost its mind, but now it does.

Medical professionals were able to confirm a total of 147 people, spread over seven states, were infected by Disneyland’s patient zero. The majority of the cases, 131, stayed right in California. Residents of the Golden State should consider themselves fortunate their outbreak is over.
The Times reports “officials in the Canadian province of Quebec have reported 159 cases linked to the outbreak, particularly among unvaccinated residents of the Lanaudiere region.”

And that outbreak continues to this day. Just as junk bonds make the financial markets more risky and unstable, junk science erodes a culture.

The anti–vaccination movement started from a single article in a British medical publication that was later proved to be fraudulent.

But by that time it was too late, hysterical coverage in the media had given millions of gullible people an unreasonable fear of a process that’s saved hundreds of millions of lives.

If we’re lucky the anti–vaccination cult will soon dwindle to McCarthy and a handful of liberals. The rest of the nation can resume vaccinations and life can go back to normal, which means Mickey will never have to wear a surgical mask again.

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan. He is president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation and chairman of the League of American Voters. Mike is an in-demand speaker with Premiere. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.



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Junk science erodes a culture. The anti–vaccination movement started from a single article in a British medical publication that was later proved to be fraudulent.
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 03:33 PM
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