Another example from the CDC:
That makes measles look rather dangerous.
Many news stories about measles or vaccines quote these statistics, often with a prominent doctor saying it.
These figures have for a while struck me as odd because the death rate from measles in the US was more like one in 10,000 cases in the decade before widespread measles vaccination (with a vaccine that worked) started in 1967. I also did a very rough calculation for Australia and got a similar result. [Read more…]