What on Earth is going on with the hullabaloo over measles? I had measles as a child. Everyone used to have measles as a child. We had measles parties, where as soon as one child had measles, all the other children would be invited over for a party so that all would get measles.
It used to be an innocuous childhood disease. It was itchy and caused tiredness a bit of a temperature for a couple of days. Some children even had a day or two off school. Then it was over and you never had it again. It had the mortality rate of the common cold – zero, and was considered less serious than warts.
Now, measles it is being touted as a killer – dangerous enough that President Trump has made the time to exhort people to have the vaccine. Has the measles bug morphed into something else? Is it really now a killer of children or is it just the usual Big Pharma ruse to sell more vaccines?
Well, it seems that a child (more?) really has died from measles. Here is a story of a woman who went deaf from measles. What is going on?
I can find no mention of the measles bug having become more deadly. The only conclusion that can be drawn from this is that a simple childhood illness, which caused no problems seventy-years ago, is now killing children and the cause of a near panic, including school lock-downs.
If that really is the story, then it is scary. We have raised a generation of children whose bodies have no tolerance to common bugs. They are unexposed to the outside world – spending most of their days in front of phone and laptop screens and are constantly using ‘wipes’ to remove bacteria. They are not only physically weak, their immune systems seems almost non-existent. Give them a mouthful of dirt and they would die of the plague.
How will society cope when a genuinely dangerous disease hits?
Because it will.