This past winter there was a measle outbreak in California and it spread to a few states. Judging from social media and news, you would have thought an asteroid was about to hit the earth. The hysterics were asinine and produced great fodder. Smugness ensued with people posting articles such as “A Letter from a Mother to Mother’s of Unvaccinated Children” and lecturing about vaccines.
Measles outbreaks happen every year and this year the California incident was no different. But along with the hysteria, claims of children deaths popped up. Investigative journalist Sheryl Attkinsson contacted the CDC for a final death count:
According to CDC, there are no child deaths reported as a result of the California outbreak.
CDC reports there were no deaths among adults, either.
Clearly, CDC considers reports which claim or imply deaths as a result of measles from the California outbreak to be factually incorrect.
Final count of those who got measles from this outbreak……136.