More Measles Outbreaks Due to Decreasing Vaccination Rates
Megan McArdle points to more infuriating news out of Massachusetts:
There’s a measles outbreak in Massachusetts, probably thanks to low vaccination rates.
It’s hard to believe, but we’re sliding backwards on two of the three public health achievements of the 20th century: vaccination, antibiotics, and clean water. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, one that we’re partly inflicting on ourselves by rampant overuse. And now vaccine resistance is spreading among parents who want to free ride on the herd immunity of