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  • Protecting kids from measles -- and scientifically inept politicians

    Protecting kids from measles -- and scientifically inept politicians
    To the editor: It has been reported that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey believes parents should have some choice about vaccinating their children and that Rep. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes vaccines should be voluntary. Both of these statements by...
  • Ignorance in action

    It may have been Goethe who said there is nothing so frightening as ignorance in action, and it certainly has been active of late, especially when it comes to vaccinating kids against diseases that once killed and crippled and scarred and generally...
  • Pay heed to the experts: Vaccinate your kids: Editorial

    Pay heed to the experts: Vaccinate your kids: Editorial
    If there were any shred of reasonable doubt remaining about the wisdom of vaccinating children against measles, the nation's top doctor banished it during a visit this week to Orlando. "If you're not immunized and you're in a room with someone who has...
  • Southland school officials wary of measles outbreak

    The likelihood of the growing measles epidemic spreading to the Southland is "significant" because of the disease's highly infectious nature, according to Stephen Sokalski, chief of infectious diseases and epidemiology at Christ Medical Center in Oak...
  • As California measles outbreak hits 78, vaccination issue takes on new prominence

    Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show. The issue has taken new prominence as California deals...
  • From young cancer patient's parents, a special plea to vaccinate

    From young cancer patient's parents, a special plea to vaccinate
    When I walked through the door of Carl and Jodi Krawitt's well-appointed hillside home the other day, I could tell their 6-year-old son Rhett was not super happy to see me. I'd interrupted him as he was getting ready for a swimming lesson. It was easy...
  • Five Things To Know About Measles In Connecticut

    With measles on the rise in the U.S., here are five things to know about the disease in Connecticut. 1. There have been no cases of measles reported in the state so far for 2015. Connecticut recorded five measles cases in 2014, and one case each in...
  • Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions

    Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions
    A new California law and the lingering effects of last year's measles outbreak are likely behind the drop in personal belief vaccination waivers between 2013 and 2014 in the Laguna Beach Unified School District. The rate of vaccine waivers due to a...
  • The grim reality of growing up unvaccinated

    The grim reality of growing up unvaccinated
    To the editor: I was born in 1946. There were smallpox and polio vaccines in the 1950s, but I can't remember any others. I lived in the English countryside, with fresh air and loving parents. ("As Disneyland measles outbreak spreads, O.C. bars students...
  • Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning

    Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning
    An outbreak of measles in California, including 59 cases -- 42 of which have been linked to exposure in Disneyland -- has prompted the nation's leading pediatric group to urge parents to get their children vaccinated.  “A family vacation to an...
  • Measles: Vaccine made it rare in US but outbreaks still sparked by travelers

    Measles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. A recent outbreak tied to Disneyland has shown that even among some doctors, knowledge of the once-common illness is spotty. Some questions and answers about a...