Anti-vaccination culture (including homebirth) responsible for resurgence of measles

Here is a handy chart to show that anti-vaccine parents, encouraged by home birth midwives, have led to a historic increase in measles in the united states. It is no surprise that the Utah outbreak, which primarily affects unvaccinated people, has its origins in Orem, the home of the largest Utah out-of-hospital birth center.

If you are reading this and have not gotten an MMR vaccine for you children yet- please reconsider. Your decision affects people who cannot obtain vaccines for various reasons, and the public at large. Forbes magazine is even discussing the possibility of suing parents who pass vaccine preventable diseases onto other humans. Be careful.

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One thought on “Anti-vaccination culture (including homebirth) responsible for resurgence of measles

  1. Case in point: Raeann Peck, proud unlicensed Utah midwife and anti-vaxxer. See her 9:22 Jan. 30 post on her FB page about the “dangerous” chemicals in vaccines. The ignorance . . .

    While I was on her page I noticed that she liked a Libertas Institute post about “HB202: Cracking Down on Unlicensed Midwives.” (Libertas opposes the bill. Surprise.) I didn’t realize that there was such a bill being proposed. How can we support it?

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