In a study reported in last week's New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several Midwestern state health departments examined the 6,584 cases in the Midwestern outbreak. They found that the incidence was four times higher among people 18 to 24 years old than in all other age groups combined. This was despite the fact that 84% of the mumps patients in that age group (and 63% of the patients overall) had received the recommended two doses of mumps vaccine.
So, while the numbers may not hold in the measles cases, they seem to be holding in the mumps scenario. I will have to check out the other scenarios when I have time.
OP....There do seem to be more outbreaks lately. I wouId have to check this out before I would swear to it. However, working on the theory that there are more outbreaks,there may be several reasons as to why:
-vaccines are not as effective as they would like to think. They did seem to keep certain disease at bay for a while - maybe the diseases are mutating (speculation on my part). Diseases are cyclical, so maybe it is just time for a natural upswing - vax status or not we should expect to see more cases during an upswing.
-evil non vaxxers are to blame.....only vax rates are fairly high and relatively stable. I don't think a small, small minority of non-vaccinators can explain outbreaks.
I think the intense anger at non-vaccinators is caused by the fact the finger pointers know vaccines are far from 100% effective. If they were highly effective, pro-vaccinators would not give a rats a$$ that little Johnny is unvaccinated, as little Johnny would pose no threat. I have serious issues with the thinking behind this arguement, but none-the-less I do think that is where the anger and blame is coming from.
Oh, and those who point fingers at evil non-vaxxers, particularly those in positions of power, dislike intensely that they cannot control non-vaxxers...how dare we not do as they say, lol.