Last week two cases were measles were reported in media and the way they were reported was more a mockery of journalism than actual reporting. Now the count of measles-affected people has gone up to six.
It’s in the same Shelby County of TN where a measles outbreak has affected six people to date and the health department has refused to disclose the vaccination status of the patients citing privacy laws. How does the vaccination status violate patient privacy when you are not giving out their names of identity details?
This is in stark contrast to the cases where unvaccinated children are sent home because vaccinated children contract the disease. Since the media stories are pushing for vaccination, and at the same time admitting that 90 percent of the Shelby County’s children are vaccinated. To make a case for vaccination that is worth considering, people must know about the vaccination status of those who are affected by the disease.
Questions and suspicions would remain over the effectiveness of the vaccine as well as the integrity of the health authorities and media that advocate vaccination but guard the necessary information to back their claims.