NYT: As Measle Cases Spread in U.S., So Does Anxiety

Gee, I wonder where this problem comes from? Could it have anything to do with unchecked immigration? No, not possible, because the New York Times does not even mention the word “immigration” in its Measles article today.

David posts: “So you admit vaccination is white privilege.”

Dan: “The media and other yentas are blaming the parents of unvaccinated children for the spread of this disease. But if measles were pretty much eliminated in this country decades ago, why isn’t anyone talking about the sources of this new outbreak. The “patient zeros” who enter this country illegally?! Which disease will be next? Polio? The Bubonic Plague?”

Breitbart reports: Many have speculated, but now a top federal health official is confirming that the outbreak of measles traced to several Disney theme parks was likely caused by a foreign visitor or an American who had recently returned from a trip outside the country.

For weeks authorities have been tracing cases of measles that have turned up in several western states. The one common factor in most cases was that sufferers attended one of several Disney theme parks in California or were close to someone who did.

Some had speculated that the measles had come from an illegal immigrant or foreign visitor and now a health official is confirming the likelihood of that speculation.

“We don’t know exactly how this outbreak started but we do think it was likely a person infected with measles overseas,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.

“We assume that someone got infected with measles overseas, visited Disneyland park, and spread the disease to others,” Schuchat added.

The doctor noted that many countries still suffer widespread outbreaks of measles. France, for instance, had 15,000 cases in 2011. But the disease was once thought eradicated in the USA.

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