Measles, the Public Health Crisis that . . . Wasn’t 

While doing research for an upcoming blog on the changing representation of “anti-vaxxers” in the media, I revisited some of last year’s media coverage of the recent measles outbreak at Disneyland. In the wake of that outbreak, the media turned on vaccine-hesitant parents with an unprecedented wave of vicious stories, frequently pitting more the more fearful parents against their neighbors. They blamed the then-current outbreak on a rising tide of vaccine exemptions and vaccine hesitancy in today’s parents, frequently referred to as the “anti-vaccine movement.” While rereading some of the more extreme pieces, I got curious about how all the finger pointing and dire predictions stacked up against the facts and did some digging. Turns out, they don’t stack up at all.

Read more here: Measles, the Public Health Crisis that . . . Wasn’t – The Thinking Moms’ Revolution

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