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The Timeline of the Measles Epidemic in Samoa

From Nazis to faith healers, in just three months, the timeline of the measles epidemic in Samoa has it all, including tragically, at least 70 deaths.

The Myth That Measles Never Left

Measles cases are on the rise. Where? Pretty much everywhere. But some folks are still pushing the myth that measles never left. It is easy to see that measles myth, like most AV myths, isn’t true. The Myth That Measles Never Left In the pre-vaccine era, everyone would get measles. That translates into about 500,000 …

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Did Pediatricians Ever Encourage Parents to Have Measles Parties?

While the idea of chickenpox and measles parties now seems ridiculous to most people, in the pre-vaccine era, it might not have been so strange. Since getting these diseases was inevitable, it might make some sense to try and control when your kids got sick. Did did pediatricians actually encourage parents to have measles parties? …

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