The Measles Went Down To Georgia

Yesterday, I promised a continuation of my smallpox post.   That will be in a day or so.  Thanks for your patience.  By the way, thank you to everyone for visiting this blog.  My first day garnered >130 visitors, and I was pretty pleased.

So, onto the subject at hand.  Yesterday, the first case of measles since 2012 was reported in Georgia.  A baby brought it from another country.  As the linked story accurately reports, measles is widespread in many countries.

So, with apologies to Charlie Daniels, where’s the devil in all of this?  It’s hard to blame the baby.  We are not isolated from any infection occurring anywhere in the world.  That’s reality.  How do we protect ourselves from such a threat?  Get the vaccine.  Get your booster vaccine if you think you might not be immune.  That stops you from getting ill and can stop the transmission of measles to another (subject of another post).  To do otherwise is to make a deal with the devil.


About patlowder

I'm a chemist, patent attorney, husband of one wife, dad of two sons, and I am (a progressive, whatever that label implies) Christian. I have had a rich, varied life and I give thanks for it. Just to be clear, this blog reflects personal views and is not intended as an advertisement for legal services, or should be considered a "law blog." You should not take anything I say to be a legal opinion on any topic and you don't create an attorney-client relationship by reading it. That requires an executed written contract.
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