A recent measles outbreak that has thus far sickened dozens of Somali-Americans in Minnesota — nearly all of them children — can be traced to anti-vaccination campaigns that targeted Somali-Americans and suggested that vaccines are linked to autism, health officials said.
On Friday (May 12), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced that it had confirmed 54 measles cases, 51 of which were in children age 17 or younger — and the majority of those infected were unvaccinated, according to an MDH report published online.
Just a reminder that misinformation has real world consequences, and can even lead to death.
And just in case you were wondering, yes Donald Trump is also an anti-vaxxer.
Yet another reminder that we need smart, scientifically literate people running our country.Autism rates through the roof--why doesn't the Obama administration do something about doctor-inflicted autism. We lose nothing to try.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2012