Alexander Langmuir is typically described as a hero or titan of public health. Then why do some folks think he was against the flu and measles vaccines? Who is Alexander Langmuir? Dr. Alexander Langmuir has been called the father of infectious disease epidemiology. Why? In 1949, he established the CDC’s Epidemiology Program. Actually, at the …
Most outbreaks are started by someone who is unvaccinated, often after a trip out of the country, and the resulting outbreak will likely get many more unvaccinated than vaccinated folks sick.
Herd immunity is not junk science or a false theory. Herd immunity is real, it works, and explains how people in a community are protected from a disease when vaccination rates are above a certain threshold.
Tom Frieden was the director of CDC during the 2009 swine flu pandemic and the West Africa Ebola epidemic.