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Friday, October 18, 2019

Vaccine Excemption Uptick

In The Politics of Autism, I analyze the discredited notion that vaccines cause autism. This bogus idea can hurt people by allowing disease to spread

From CDC:
 For the 2018–19 school year, coverage was 94.7% for 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) and 94.9% for the state-required number of doses of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine, and 94.8% for varicella vaccine. Although the exemption rate slightly increased to 2.5%, most states could achieve the recommended ≥95% MMR coverage if undervaccinated children without an exemption were completely vaccinated.