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#parents More Measles Outbreaks Due to Decreasing Vaccination Rates - E.D. Kain - American Times - Forbes

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More Measles Outbreaks Due to Decreasing Vaccination Rates

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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

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