Whack, whack! Stop being a paranoid and ignorant anti-vaxx mother!
Responding to my recent Measles Outbreak in Vancouver article, an anonymous commenter said:
You are correct, however the next sentence in the WHO report addresses the extent of the threat in North America:
"More than 95% of measles deaths occur in low-income countries with weak health infrastructures."
Before becoming alarmed by media reports, it's a good idea for folks to do their research!
@Anonymous - Yes, North America has very few measles deaths - precisely because we vaccinate our children.
The measles deaths that do occur here are primarily due to anti-vaxx parents.
Indeed many research trials have been done, but still no link exists between MMR vaccination and autism, etc.
And the final coffin nail: Andrew Wakefield's original 1998 paper linking MMR to autism has been totally discredited by the entire medical community, citing unethical, dishonest conduct; his paper has been withdrawn from the Lancet where it was originally published.
Denying a child lifesaving medicine is child abuse, and our society should stop tolerating such parental neglect.