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Grand jury: Measles epidemic risk low in San Mateo County, but could be lower

Original post made on Jul 18, 2019

The threat of a measles epidemic has been drastically reduced since a vaccine for the illness was introduced in 1963, but San Mateo County could take steps to reduce the possibility even further, according to a Civil Grand Jury report.

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Posted by member
a resident of another community
on Jul 18, 2019 at 4:53 pm

'"The fact that none of the four 2019 cases of measles spread within the county leads some public health officials to believe that pockets of adults who are not vaccinated may be sufficiently small and isolated that the risk of a large outbreak is not high," the report said.' Brilliant... a sample size of 4 proves we're in the clear. That's incontrovertible evidence if I've ever seen it.

I once flipped a quarter and got heads four times in a row. Does that mean I will always get heads if I keep flipping?

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Posted by Randy
a resident of another community
on Jul 18, 2019 at 6:33 pm

Who are these "public health officials" who think like this?