Measles! Get your Measles!

Britain, some would have us believe, is one of the worst places in the world for measles.  In 2006-7, there were 12000 cases in Europe, many of them in the UK, according to a study in The Lancet (subscription required) and reported by the Beeb.  This has not a little to do with the MMR panic and its wake.

I don’t think we should be so negative.  Britain isn’t a bad place for measles – it’s one of the best.  You’re far more likely to get it here than in many other places.  It’s amazing what a small shift in perspective can do to a news story.

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