Measles is threatening to become another epidemic. It’s taking over the limelight from the flu and the Ebola virus.
It started as a simple case of Disneyland infection. Now, it’s even infecting 5 Disneyland employees, two of which received measles vaccination.
Did the measles really start from outside sources, or was it just lurking inside the theme park all along, waiting for unsuspecting visitors to come too close? Remember: measles are also airborne and can infect even without direct contact.
The growing number of cases are still too few to be considered an epidemic. What happened last year came as a surprise to government health officials with more than 600 cases on record according to the Centers of Diseases Control and Prevention report.
There’s a new angle here that is worth considering. There were several reports about individuals who received measles vaccines but were still infected by the virus just the same. Are the anti-vaccine groups right in resisting the government’s efforts to have everybody vaccinated with the MMR vaccines?
This question is very important. The inability of the flu vaccine to stop the flu virus effectively during this season gives more reasons for the anti-vaccination group to keep their children away from being vaccinated.
Were they right all along? Are health officials not telling the truth about the negative effects of the vaccines on their children?
The country’s health officials should pull their act together before a lot of people begin questioning their ability to come up with the right vaccine. And most of all, are they telling the truth? Once the American people lose their confidence in their health system that will be totally catastrophic for this country.
The hope is for health officials to contain the spreading measles infection soon. Another epidemic will not be good for the country. Americans have suffered enough already.