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February 11, 2015

Are you ready for the latest fad?

It's anti–vaccination.

And, as fads go, it is deadly.

Here is what happened. In December, at least 87 people came down with measles at Disneyland. Then, the California Department of Health reported 73 new cases of measles in the state, of which 50 have been linked directly to the Disneyland outbreak.

Let’s leave Disneyland and go to Los Angeles. At the Waldorf Early Childhood Center in Santa Monica, CA, 68 percent of the children had not been vaccinated because of “personal belief exemptions” – because their parents personally believe that vaccination is dangerous, that it might cause autism, that it violates their parental rights, that there is a “big pharm” conspiracy to get rich off of vaccination.

According to the World Health Organization, the measles vaccination rate in in the United States in 2013 was 91 percent — which is lower than in Zimbabwe or Bangladesh.

This is not good. Not at all. For more, 

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