If measles return, thousands of children will die annually in the U.S.
The two-dose MMR vaccine regimen will provide lifelong protection in most people.
Previously vaccinated adults with waning antibody protection can receive effective and lasting protection from MMR booster shots.
We must achieve and sustain a 95% vaccination rate to maintain herd immunity.
The MMR and the MMR+varicella (MMRV) vaccines will protect against all strains of measles.
What follows are my rebuttals to each of these falsehoods.
Falsehood #1: If measles return, thousands of children will die annually in the U.S.
Hyper-exaggeration of the measles threat—and the fear that this exaggerated threat produces in the population—are what the vaccine industry and public health officials are counting on to drive public compliance and legislative action to remove freedom of choice. However, it is time to put this unreasonable fear of measles to rest. The real risks from measles in modern-day America pale in comparison with vaccine injuries and adverse effects on our children's health (pages 561-564). The measles vaccine has been responsible for serious vaccine injuries, permanent disabilities and deaths.