As medical science seems to take a step in the future with AI and more, it appears that we are taking a step back in some areas too. More and more people are getting vaccine exemptions which have led to the resurgence of diseases like measles, rubella vaccine, and even mumps.
The troubling thing here is that the rate of vaccine exemptions for children is growing with each passing year.
In a report conducted by the Center for Disease Control – CDC, the numbers showed that vaccination exemptions in newborn children have grown from 0.9% to 1.3%. Around 90% of all children between the ages of 1.5 years to 3 years have not received a dose of measles, mumps, and rubella, also known as the MMR vaccines.
It’s a City Wide Phenomenon
Vaccine exemption is being commonly practiced on a national level. In the U.S. many metropolitan areas are experiencing it. These largest areas include cities like Phoenix in Arizona, Seattle in Washington, Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and Houston and Austin in Texas. It is also becoming common in affluent areas such as California and New York.
Many new mothers are also hesitant about vaccinating their children, even when being cautioned about the risk their child will face. As a growing number of the population relies on herd immunity, doctors fear about the risk that these people face against easily preventable diseases.
Spreading Misinformation and Lack of Resources
It should also be noted that the anti-vaccination movement also spreads a lot of misinformation. In 2017, Minnesota experienced one of the worst outbreaks of measles that the state had ever seen. The cause for it was found out to be misinformation that was being given by the anti-vaxxers group.
The problem here is that they denied all responsibility for the outbreak that impacted a community of immigrants. A total of 78 people, including small children were affected by measles. The disease while preventable is deadly. It is also responsible for taking the lives of small children in many third world cities.
Additionally, the declining numbers are also being chalked up to a lack of resources from parents. Not only are they unable to get the vaccines, but they are also unable to make use of programs like the Vaccine for Children program – VFC.
The Presence of Bad Vaccines
The hesitation from parents and the growing number of vaccine exemptions is being chalked up to bad vaccines as well. Parents are claiming bad vaccines are responsible for causing auto-immune conditions and ruining their child’s mental abilities.
The fear and possibility of this aren’t just founded in assumptions. Bad vaccines are becoming more common in the marketplace. In fact, China penalized Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology a sum of $1.3 billion for bad rabies vaccines.
It should be noted that one batch of bad vaccines does not mean that all vaccinations pose harm. Additionally, it has already been scientifically proved that vaccines do not cause autism in kids, particularly the MMR vaccines.
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