President Donald Trump on Friday urged people to get vaccinated for measles, saying it's "so important" amid the worst year for the disease in the U.S. since it was declared eliminated from the country in 2000. Ironically in 2000 there were 86 cases of measles.
So far in 2019, 695 cases of measles have been reported in 22 states. The outbreak has caused cities to declare public health emergencies, ban unvaccinated students from schools and implement fines for facilities that do not comply with vaccination rules.
A measles quarantine was ordered Thursday at two universities in California. More than 200 students and staff may have been exposed. Those who have been quarantined have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune. California has strict vaccine mandates which should make the vaccination rates in the state the highest they have ever been.
"They have to get the shots. The vaccinations are so important. This is really going around now. They have to get their shots," - President Trump
This statement came days after his comments about campaign contributions from the Pharma industry at an event on drug addiction in Atlanta.
“We are holding big Pharma accountable. I don’t want their money.They have to do what is right.” - President Trump
Encouraging people to get vaccinated marks a reversal for Trump. Below is a screen shot of @realDonaldTrump twitter account.
I’ve seen people asking why President Trump would say everyone should get their shots when that’s not in keeping with what he has said about vaccines in the past. I think we are missing the more important question. The question that we should be asking is 'what are we going to do about it?' - Miste Karlfeldt Executive Director Health Freedom Idaho
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Light up the phones at the White House to #POTUS, tweet @realDonaldTrump and email every peer-reviewed article on the MMR, the articles of the Constitution and your dissent to his present stance!
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