Mumps outbreaks occur continually, most of them small and unreported. They’re attracting attention today only because NHL players are involved. And they’re certain to attract attention in future.
Why are parents opting out?
Many conservatives have had a blind spot when it comes to vaccination, accepting as dogma studies from government bodies.
The most virulent aspect of this season’s flu was controversy. Lawrence Solomon is quoted for this article by Web news portal, the Inquisitr.com.
Granted, kooks and quacks exist in the vaccination field, just as they exist elsewhere. But no journalist would have any difficulty finding dozens of distinguished skeptical scientists for the very few “rogue” scientists that the press has vilified.
Should we make peace with nature instead of trying to dominate it? An ancient philosophical dispute goes modern: the growing number of vaccines are one more target for increasingly well-educated and Internet-savvy health care consumers, who are wary of the magic bullets drug companies promote.