Listen: 50,000 Unvaccinated Wisconsin Students Head to School Amid Measles Outbreak
"Wisconsin status the was a measles free state we talked about it a bunch last week with kids going back to school fifty thousand students were going back to school here in the state without getting their proper vaccinations before doing so that is putting the state at risk according to some leading medical professionals here in the state with their the country is seeing its worst measles outbreak in thirty years more than twelve hundred cases just this year an ascension medical group Dr Robert kit says stealthy TMJ four have enough people immunized against something it will protect those that aren't able to be immunized whether they're too young or have other medical conditions yes that was the the herd immunization it needs to be between ninety two and ninety five percent of people vaccinated only one county here in the entire state that's Menominee county has vaccination rates of satisfactory levels yeah there's a there's a phrase called the wisdom of crowds but this is demonstrating the opposite what's where when you have that herd mentality protects the people who aren't protected yet people that can't have immunizations you very young children. I understand personal freedom I understand people have very strong opinions about vaccinations but I understand as well that you put the general population of all of us especially children were young volume of children the elderly people who are sick chronically sick at high risk. is that worth the price of this personal freedom and that's the decision we're seeing other states including New York and California say you know what we can't risk are. relations general health and they're putting really strict measures in place in Wisconsin we've had some freedoms associate with people's decisions to get vaccinated or not get vaccinated I'm sorry folks at some point this is dangerous it's dangerous for the public health of our state and its citizens and at some point we have to clean this mess up and that means immunization get your kids vaccinated I understand the personal side of this I understand people have concerns. medical health professionals overwhelmingly states. these vaccinations are safe and I think that's the wisdom you have to go out that's the wisdom of the crowd in that case the crown of of medical science"