Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Opinion: Distrust of Government Prompts Vaccine Rebellion

Tents, signs, protests and chants are all the rage these days for showing our growing distrust of government and big corporations.
Want to know another way that distrust is manifesting in America?
Through whooping cough, measles and diphtheria.
Yup. Stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have gone totally retro, with old-school diseases coming back stronger than pencil skirts. Why?
Our nation’s parents have a growing distrust of vaccinations, one of medicine’s greatest advances. And we’re not just talking about 2 or 3 percent anymore. The fringe who didn’t believe in medicine for religious and other reasons has exploded into a 10 percent, largely yuppie epidemic.

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