The measles outbreak in Disneyland is a very unfortunate incident. The place is symbol of fun and wholesome entertainment for the old and the young alike, the whole family for that matter. People I’m sure will start looking for other alternatives in the meantime. There are many other places to go to but it’s not the same when having fun in Disneyland.
However, a lot of people will now having second thoughts spending their leisure hours in theme parks and other crowded places. Cancellations will be a great possibility and a staying away is a more prudent option this time. With people who are not vaccinated visiting these places as well, what will stop the next Disneyland from happening? I’m not trying to put the blame on them, but the specter of getting infected by measles is even higher because of this, according to health officials.
So what is it going to be this time? Let them stay home and don’t allow their children attend school, don’t allow them to attend masses or go shopping in malls? Their civil rights as citizens of the country will be curtailed. Some sort of preventive measures are starting to happen in some places without court sanction. Schools are telling unvaccinated children to stay home. Is there trouble brewing ahead?
Is media trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill? The measles cases are growing and spreading to several other states, including one country just across the border. However, it’s not yet as serious compared to last year’s and it is much less serious compared to the flu outbreak.
Maybe what the health officials can do now is to implement all health measures to contain the spread without going into finger pointing and accusing others who don’t want to avail of the measles vaccine.
On the other hand, those who don’t want to avail of the measles vaccines should voluntarily stay away from crowded places. Is this possible? I think not.