That's crazy if her findings turn out to apply to cases outside of her county as well. Why aren't officials then asking the tougher questions about this epidemic, and questioning whether their response is appropriate? I suppose I could understand if they were saying "Well, it wouldn't hurt if we could have an immunization campaign" but they are not-- they are placing the origin of this epidemic on older children and adults whose immunity has worn off. If they are both right, then the vaccine is not working. Why aren't they asking these questions? Will the epidemic just reach a peak and recede for a while, and then they'll say "Gee--it worked!"
I'm feeling a bit irritated by all this.