Posts Tagged with herd immunity

  1. Should the United States pass nationally mandated vaccines?

    [ By on March 16, 2016 ]

    In December of 2014, the "most magical place on Earth" became a little bit less magical when over 100 cases of measles emerged, all connected to a shocking outbreak at the theme park. While Mickey and Minnie Mouse may enjoy polka-dots and various other sorts of spots, falling ill with measles, a seemingly eradicated disease, is a far cry from the fun experienced on Space Mountain. The 2014 Disneyland outbreak exposed the public to a reality hard to conceive of: according to the National Immunization Survey, nearly 9 million children in the United States are not fully vaccinated against measles. Although many consider vaccines to be just another blip on the radar of their yearly physical, the popularity of the ...

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