OLYMPIA, WA – A recent outbreak at a elementary school in Olympia, Washington is making headlines this week after it was revealed that over 70% of the children affected in the outbreak were fully vaccinated against the measles.
“This was a very large school with a total of 542 children who were fully vaccinated; only 22 of them got measles, around 4%. There was also 9 students in the school who were not vaccinated, and 8 of them got sick, around 89%.” – Dr. Fred Hutton, CDC
The outbreak spanned 3 weeks and a total of 31 children were identified as having lab-confirmed measles. Of the 31 students, 22 were fully vaccinated at 9 were not.
“Technically yes, 70% of the children who got measles were fully vaccinated, but that really doesn’t mean what many people think it does,” explained Dr. Fred Hutton of the CDC. “This was a very large school and there was 542 children who were fully vaccinated; only 22 of them got measles, around 4%. There was also 9 students in the school who were not vaccinated, and 8 of them got sick, around 89%.”
While epidemiologists, doctors and scientifically literate people are fully understanding if the statistics involved in this outbreak, the story has been spread far and wide in anti-vaccine circles.
“So over 70% of the kids at this school got measles and they were all vaccinated. How good are your vaccines now hyper vaccers?” laughed one anti-vaccine dad named Tim, who clearly struggles with the maths.