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Reader's View: Measles outbreak is not an epidemic; autism is

I'm sick of people freaking out about measles. Maybe five people have died in the past five to 10 years in the U.S., and they probably had underlying issues. It's tragic; but this is not an epidemic.

I’m  sick of people freaking out about measles. Maybe five people have died in the past five to 10 years in the U.S., and they probably had underlying issues. It’s tragic; but this is not an epidemic.
So some kids at Disney got measles. It’s not that big a deal. They’re in America. They’re not malnourished. They have access to modern medicine if complications arise. They don’t have Ebola.
There are people who want to sue the parents of unvaccinated kids. I thought bullying was a hot topic, but it’s OK for moms to bully other moms into vaccinating their kids?
I’ve heard Minnesota wants to end all conscientious objections, whether religious or philosophical. See Senate file SF380. Isn’t that medical tyranny?
Parents need to educate themselves and not rely on doctors, friends, the media or even the government. Educate before you vaccinate. Make your own informed decision about vaccinating.
Don’t fool yourselves; vaccinated people still spread illnesses. Herd immunity is a lie; read about it. And if you trust vaccines so much, you have nothing to worry about.
Vaccines aren’t without risks. According to the CDC, last year, one in 500,000 Americans got the measles. Meanwhile, one in 68 U.S. kids has autism. That’s something to think about. There’s your epidemic.
Measles are not that serious. It’s not worth the government forcing people to make medical decisions they have educated themselves about and want to opt out from in the best interest of their children.
Read about the MMR vaccine. Know what’s in it? The rubella part reportedly was created from tissue from an aborted baby.
This is America. The government has no right to take away our freedom of health choices. Choose to vaccinate or not; it should be a parent’s choice, not the government’s.
Heather Kral Bovey

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