Fact Checking Sharyl Attkisson on the Measles Outbreaks
While that’s probably not really news to anyone, let’s see what we got here…
“Bottom line is that they say that 31 of the 124 are not vaccinated. So guess what that means? You do the math, the rest are vaccinated.”Erin Elizabeth
An abc7NY article, Health Alert: 124 cases of measles now confirmed in Rockland County, which apparently was talking about both the outbreak in New York and another outbreak in Washington.
There are 35 cases in Washington, and “officials confirm that 31 of those confirmed patients had not been vaccinated against measles.”
What about in New York?
Although the case counts have gone up – 128 in Rockland County and 64 in Brooklyn, it is unlikely that the percentages of unvaccinated to vaccinated have changed that much.
You do the math, even with the extra cases, you can’t get to 93 vaccinated people in the outbreak.
“This is a very big article for us.”Erin Elizabeth
Erin apparently thought she had a scoop. She “found” the first measles outbreak in which most kids were vaccinated! Except she didn’t… If she had done a little research and checked the outbreak stats on the health department website, she would have seen that.
Or she could have just read the article…
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