The anti-vaccine movement is alive and well, much to the detriment of all residents of North Texas and surrounding regions. This is attributed to a church which is said to have many members who object to vaccination. One would assume for the usual bevy of hysterical claims fostered by the willfully ignorant in service to the powerful. They definitely caused a mess in this case:
Dallas News — All 20 measles cases so far have been traced to the 1,500-member Eagle Mountain International Church in northwest Tarrant County, health officials said.
The outbreak appears to be occurring within a group of families that has chosen not to get vaccinated. Church leaders say immunizations are not discouraged. Members are advised, however, to weigh whether or not the shots are right for their families.
Of the Tarrant cases, 12 did not have full immunization to measles. While the other three cases may have been vaccinated, there is no official documentation to verify their status, Roy said.
Herd immunity prevented this from turning into a full-fledged deadly epidemic. But that protection will eventually fail, possibly catastrophically, if fewer and fewer members of society get vaccinated. Via TPM, Kenneth Copeland Ministries clarifies …
“Kenneth Copeland Ministries’ position regarding dealing with any medical condition involving yourself or someone in your family is to first seek the wisdom of God, His Word, and appropriate medical attention from a professional that you know and trust,” the announcement said. “Apply wisdom and discernment in carrying out their recommendations for treatment. This would include: vaccinations, immunizations, surgeries, prescriptions, or any other medical procedures.”