Magda Taylor of The Informed Parent has been attempting to reintroduce some sense into the mindless panic of the UK media about a small number of measles cases in a small part of Wales in the UK. Magda has picked some extracts from back copies of The British Medical Journal of the times when measles cases were rife. She has been finding how relaxed the medical profession was to what was considered then a mild disease. Today people would think measles has always been public enemy #1 and it has not.
Compare how one week ago the BBC’s shroud-waver-in-chief Fergus Walsh described measles with how it was described in 1959 a decade before the measles vaccine.
BBC’s Fergus Walsh last week wrote “Measles is a highly contagious viral infection. Prior to the introduction of a vaccine it was a major public health threat ….. around one in five infants…
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