Freedom, Measles, and Freedom from Measles

New England Journal of Medicine
March 12, 2020 Vol. 382 No. 11
http://www.nejm.org/toc/nejm/medical-journal

 

Perspective
Freedom, Measles, and Freedom from Measles
Anne A. Gershon, M.D., Kathryn Edwards, M.D., Walter Orenstein, M.D., and William Schaffner, M.D.
False rumors about purported dangers of vaccination continue to circulate. People who reject the scientific facts about vaccines and pathogens in favor of an emotional or faith-based choice risk the health and lives not only of their own children, but of us all.