So here is a perfectly expect-able story. It turns out that if you pass laws requiring parents to vaccinate their children, disease rates drop. Whoa. Who’d a’ thought it?
This current piece of obvious common sense comes from California. According to the LA Times, California has been largely spared the current measles outbreak. Why? Well, a few years back there was a pretty nasty outbreak of the disease. Parents weren’t vaccinating, and then a person with an active case of the virus visited Disneyland. The rest of the story you can guess.
So, the state legislature fought back and passed tough bills requiring people get vaccinated against measles. And, surprise, surprise, people stopped getting the disease.
There is an obvious moral here. Let’s hope that parents around the nation pick it up.