Vaccines are under attack in Texas, and public health experts warn we'll pay a price in more outbreaks and deaths from preventable diseases.
“I am shocked,” said a vaccine advocate of a slew of new “scare tactic” bills filed amid an ongoing measles outbreak.
Peter Hotez predicts deadly measles outbreaks in Texas if the growing trend of nonmedical vaccine exemptions continues.
"We’re in for some rough sledding next legislative session," said a prominent vaccine advocate.
“If we don’t do something quickly, the blood of our children will be on our hands,” said Republican Representative Jason Villalba.
Even as outbreaks of preventable diseases worry public health officials, anti-vaccination activists blocked legislation to address the problem.
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As vaccination rates drop, once-rare diseases like whooping cough and measles come roaring back.
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