[SaneVax: According to the CDC, 2011 was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in fifteen years. There were a whopping 222 cases and no deaths in a population of approximately 311 million people. People were at greater risk of being struck by lightning. The CDC solution? Push the panic button and strongly urge additional vaccinations. Things appear no different for the Olympics. Athletes and audience alike are being urged to vaccinate so they ‘bring home memories, not a disease.’ Of course, no mention of possible side effects. What is wrong with this picture?]
Olympic Vaccination Frenzy As Athletes Urged to Get Their Shots
By Christina England, VacTruth.com
Olympic athletes and spectators around the world are being urged to have the measles vaccination before traveling to the Olympics. Experts are urging all competitors and anyone traveling to the UK for the Olympic Games this summer to bring home memories not diseases.
With hundreds of thousands of tourists expected to travel to England this year, infectious disease experts in Canada and the USA are worried that travelers could bring the measles back as an extra souvenir and are therefore urging all travelers traveling to the games to make sure that their vaccinations are up to date.
Democrat Chronicle (1) reported that last year was the worst year for measles in 15 years and stated that most cases were imported from abroad. One expert Dr Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made her feelings very clear when she spoke to news reporters, saying:
“For those of you traveling abroad, bring back memories and not measles.”