Conspiracy Theory

Measles is Finally Great Again

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The measles virus has finally been made great again according to the latest reports from state and local health departments.

The number of measles cases reported in 2019 has already set a new record for the highest number of cases since the virus was officially eliminated according to CNN.

(CNN) -- Measles cases in the United States have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide in 2000.

Overall, there have been 681 measles cases across 22 states this year, according to CNN's analysis of data from state and local health departments. [...]

Previously, the highest number of reported cases since elimination was 667 in 2014.

What may be most the most alarming fact about this is that we're only in the fourth month of the year.

The previous record of 667 cases identified in 2014 includes the entire year, not just the first four months.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), transmission of the measles virus increases during the late winter and early spring so it's possible we will not see as many cases diagnosed in the coming months. But with that said, the risk of transmission remains.

Let's hope this year's measles scare will convince more parents to vaccinate their children before the next season.

Vaccines do not cause autism. Vaccines are not a globalist plot to turn your kids into gay socialists, although that would be nice, wouldn't it?

  • Scopedog

    “Let’s hope this year’s measles scare will convince more parents to vaccinate their children before the next season.”

    One can hope, but…I don’t think it’s going to happen.

  • muselet

    I used to make (relatively gentle) fun of foolish people who looked at the Middle Ages—or even the Victorian Era—with wide-eyed admiration. Dying at a young age from an easily-treated injury or some stupid disease isn’t romantic, it’s something countless generations worked to get beyond.

    By and large, those people were cherry-picking what they thought were the cool aspects of living in periods that were objectively quite nasty. Convincing them that cholera and untreated infections weren’t a barrel of laughs was fairly easy.

    Things have changed. Anti-vaxxers aren’t silly or amusing, and facts have no meaningful effect on their beliefs or their behavior.

    People who willfully endanger their own children are monsters, but we as a whole are willing to accommodate them. People who endanger others’ children, especially children with compromised immune systems, need to be expelled from society.

    Anti-vaxxers are stupid and dangerous, and it’s long past time to treat them as such. (Sorry. bit of a sore subject.)

    –alopecia

    • Scopedog

      “Anti-vaxxers are stupid and dangerous, and it’s long past time to treat them as such. (Sorry. bit of a sore subject.)”

      No need to apologize. That’s been my attitude as well–and they are truly a health hazard.

  • Draxiar

    There’s one part of me that’s all like, “People, please vaccinate your kids. It’s the right thing to do for them and other kids.” Then there’s the other side of me that’s all like, “Let natural selection take it’s course. If parents are going to be stupid enough not to vaccinate their kids then they get what’s deserved.” Except, the kids are suffering for their parents idiocy. So, please, parents, vaccinate your kids.