In Minnesota there is a Measles outbreak going on now. It is among Somali-Americans specifically. Measles can be dangerous. It can even be fatal. We vaccinate for it but not everyone chooses to have the vaccines. This gives more info on this outbreak. If you live near it you are probably paying attention since it is a very contagious disease. It spreads quickly from person to person and those near an outbreak should be careful.
- A distrust for vaccines in the American-Somali community has left a generation vulnerable due to not being vaccinated.
- If the vaccines had been given the outbreak would have been avoided.
- Hundreds of thousands of dollars are being spent to fight an outbreak that could have been avoided by a simple shot.
“And that’s the first example of the 1 and 1 being 5: How can the writer not put together the fact that before 2008 this population had some of the highest vaccination rates, with the fact that in 2008 they started noticing some of the highest autism rates?”