The recent media blitz on the measles outbreak in Disneyland has caused even greater polarization than that which previously existed between pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine camps.
… It is very difficult to weigh the pros and cons of any given vaccine properly, or even on the vaccination concept in general. The public forum promoted by the government downplays the risks and exaggerates the benefits. In the case of measles, we have become programmed to fear a disease that is usually very mild and almost never fatal. I remember well the measles outbreak in my community when I was a child in the 1950s. We were encouraged to be sure to catch it in this wave, as the opportunity might not come again until we were adults. We understood that it was best to get measles in childhood and that this would afford lasting protection from a future infection.
… It is ironic that health officials express such concern about the non-vaccinated spreading disease to the vaccinated population. Presumably, if you’re vaccinated you have protection, so why should you worry? What’s even more ironic is that the vaccine itself can be contagious.