- Feb 2011
- The formerly great golden state
Because of Anti-Vaxxers, 37 People in Europe Have Died of Measles This Year
An outbreak of measles is rampaging across Europe, taking a huge toll. In the first six months of 2018, there were 41,000 recorded cases of the easily preventable viral infection.
Measles is already on the rise in the US. Last year saw Minnesota's worst outbreak in decades, and earlier this year there was an outbreak in New York City. There's an outbreak underway in Brooklyn right now, with six cases cropping up last week, all of them in unvaccinated children (one too young to have been vaccinated).
As someone who grew up in the pre vaccine era, a time when it was expected that every child would get the measles sooner or later, this situation seems insane to me. Measles should have gone extinct by now.