Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 31 cases reported

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  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2019 9:07 a.m.

    This is an unfortunate and preventable development. Some parents have become complacent concerning immunizations by assuming that communicable diseases are not a problem, but those disease are not a problem because of past immunizations. These infections will re-occur with devastating consequences to vaccine deniers and their children will be the innocent victims.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 26, 2019 3:54 p.m.

    @ConservativeCommonTater;
    "On the other end, we had to show military vaccination records before being ALLOWED in another country.
    Is that too much to ask in an age when anyone can be anywhere in the world in less than 24 hours."

    No. It should be mandatory. About 9 years ago, I had to travel to Africa. It took 32 days of vaccinations, results and approvals to go to Africa. You can't just buy a ticket to Zaire tomorrow and go visit. The US is afraid that vaccinated citizens will travel to Africa and bring back some bug that will harm other Americans. You are exactly right. If anti-vac parents want to deny their kids medicines, then the rest of the American public should demand that they keep their kids away from society.

  • WallE Walla Walla, WA
    Jan. 26, 2019 1:15 p.m.

    Vancouver Schools have been keeping unimmunized kids home during the outbreak, regardless of the reason they weren't immunized.

    A permanent ban keeping unimmunized kids from riding the school bus and participating in extracurricular after school activities would be equally appropriate to minimize the risk they place on the rest of society.

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 26, 2019 9:44 a.m.

    When I was a kid, I was an army brat. We had to be vaccinated against everything before we could LEAVE the country. On the other end, we had to show military vaccination records before being ALLOWED in another country.

    Is that too much to ask in an age when anyone can be anywhere in the world in less than 24 hours.

    Same with schooling, we were not allowed to attend school if our vaccinations were not up to date.

    Why can't we do the same now? Let the anti-vaxers and religious zealots home school since they are so smart. Why should they be allowed to infect others because of their uninformed, religious or ignorant beliefs?