According to the CDC, one to three out of every 1,000 children in the United States who get measles will die from the disease, even with the best of care. Even if complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis aren't deadly, they can make children very sick; in 2011, nearly 40% of children under the age of 5 who got measles had to be treated in the hospital.
Among those who have been stricken with measles this year, 92% were not vaccinated or had unknown vaccination status."
Here's a new poster by the NHS saying 1 in 10 children with measles ends up in the hospital.
So what does it take for some of you guys to admit that measles is not a mild childhood illness like a cold?
Does 4 out of 10 children under 5 needing to be hospitalized sound mild to you?
But let's count the Brady Bunch as scientific evidence that its harmless