The Pandemic Tanked Rates of Childhood Vaccination—for Everything

Experts have warned for years that those exemptions collectively drive holes in herd immunity and risk sparking epidemics. Outbreaks in states that allow exemptions have proven them correct. As just one example, more than 300 people in California, six other states, Canada, and Mexico developed measles in 2015 after an unvaccinated child caught it from another tourist at Disneyland. That outbreak led California to tighten the loopholes in its school requirements—and probably paved the way for the

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