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To trigger a four-day stay in the hospital requires that you have to be pretty darn sick. “It’s not really something to play with...” Arizona’s Pinal County health director Thomas Schryer said there are currently 22 confirmed cases of measles that they believe was sparked by an unvaccinated immigrant who brought his infection into the local community. 

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Dummheit by Robert G. Evans, The Undisciplined Economist
Unlike the flu, measles was wiped out. Its return represents an outbreak not of disease, but of stupidity. The matrix of stupidity is, however, reinforced by strong strands of malice, as when Andrew Wakefield's fraudulent 1998 paper linked the MMR vaccine to autism. The fraud was unmasked and the vaccine–autism link disproven, but the evil influence continues.

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