An outbreak of measles that started at Disneyland turned a spotlight on those who choose not to vaccinate their children. Watch this Emmy-nominated backstory to understand how we got to a place where fears can triumph over established science.
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Why the Measles Vaccine is Falsely Blamed for Autism

As the nation deals with a resurgence of measles, Retro Report examines how the science about the safety of vaccines has been questioned by a few, which is compromising the health of all of us. Why is a disease thought to be wiped out in 2000 back with a vengeance in 2015? And what role has the media played in perpetuating unfounded fears?


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