A mom who was raised in an anti-vax household, but vaccinated her own daughters, posted on Facebook that she's "glad" her children "don’t need to suffer."
Measles, which was declared eradicated in 2000, is on a horrifying upswing across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control confirmed 704 measles cases since the start of 2019, the highest number since 1994, and the agency is urging parents to have their children vaccinated, and for those traveling abroad to make sure they are immunized. Sadly, a 5-month girl confirmed as Alabama’s first case of the measles, was too young to receive the vaccine.
The mother of a 5-month-old girl who is now Alabama’s first confirmed case of the measles is being criticized online after making comments about the “carelessness of other mothers” who didn’t get their children vaccinated.
Just last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released in a statement that measles cases in the U.S. are the highest they have been in 25 years after they were eliminated in 2000.
“As a mother, my daughter was vaccinated,” says Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady, in response to an old episode which portrays the virus as harmless.
An additional 90 measles cases were reported across the nation last week , the biggest jump this year, for a total of 555 cases.
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered mandatory vaccinations for some people who may have been exposed to the measles virus.
While a measles outbreak continues to spread across Washington state, hundreds of anti-vaxxers rally to preserve their right to not vaccinate their children.