Homeschoolers to Blame for Disease
An article in USA today implies many homeschool ONLY to avoid vaccinations. As the hard fought and won acceptance of homeschooling passes it’s peak, more and more media and political attacks are emerging to establish homeschoolers are some dangerous fringe element.
Some public health officials are concerned that the growing popularity of home schooling has created gaps in the vaccination safety net, leading to outbreaks of rare childhood diseases.
In August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported measles cases had spiked; 131 cases were reported nationwide for the first seven months of the year, compared with an average of 63 cases per year since 2000.
Of the infected, 91% were unvaccinated, most because of “philosophical or religious beliefs,” the CDC said. Read more…