Medical experts are worried that an increasing number of children may become susceptible to diseases such as measles and whooping cough
The video at this site summarizes quite well the public health issue we are now contending with. (See http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/06/anti-vaccine-movement-is-giving-diseases-a-2nd-life/7007955/)
Adults are vulnerable as well, especially those who are 50 years of age or older, whose childhood vaccines might no longer be fully effective.
For those who think this issue is really “blown up”–children with lost appendages and neurological diseases due to meningitis, mumps and whooping cough are shown on this video.
Other sites worthy of review include:
Newsweek’s “Anti-vaccination movement strikes out in the Bible Belt States” at http://www.newsweek.com/2014/06/27/anti-vaccination-crazies-strike-out-bible-belt-states-255483.html
“Leaving the Anti-Vaccine” at http://www.voicesforvaccines.org/leaving-the-anti-vaccine-movement/
The Washington Post’s “How the Anti-vaccine movement is endangering lives” at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/05/how-the-anti-vaccine-movement-is-endangering-lives/
Committee for Skeptical Inquiry’s ‘The Anti-Vaccination Movement’ at http://www.csicop.org/si/show/anti-vaccination_movement
Finally – – – Some PHYSICIANS are anti-vaccine as well ! ! !
See more on this and the counts of lives lost at Jenny McCarthy’s Body Count site page, http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Anti-Vaccine_Body_Count/Home.html