When it comes to public health, one of the biggest risks is elected officials who have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. The Republican Bill Zedler, a Texas State Representative, recently talked about the growing measles outbreak problems and the prospect of making vaccines mandatory to prevent widespread disease from the high disease. It will probably not shock you to learn that he is stuck against vaccination requirements. As a Texas Observer Zedler reported his anti-vaccination fight by expressing his support for a new bill that would make it even easier for parents to reject mandatory vaccinations by their children. His mindset is defective, at least.
"They say people die of measles. Yes, in third countries they die of measles," Zedler says, reports. "Today with antibiotics and those kinds of things they don't die in America."
It is admirable that Zedler has enough faith in modern medicine to believe that antibiotics fight the measles, but unfortunately it is simply not true. Antibiotics, but their nature, fight bacterial infections, not viruses. Measles, a highly contagious non-cure virus, are easily prevented by vaccines that most receive in childhood.
The mask vaccine is usually given as part of a vaccination battery that prevents diseases such as kiss and rubella and is effective in 97% of the population. Measles that were once considered wiped out in the United States thanks to the vaccination effort have now come back, especially in states with salmon vaccination legislation.
Texas Observer notes that both measles and cusps are reappearing in Texas, with cousins reaching a full-time high in 201