The Trump administration held a briefing on Monday that they said is a major breaking news announcement. This came two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed nearly one-quarter of children 5-18 years old didn’t receive all the recommended vaccinations – including the first one.
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The administration said that the remaining 75 percent of children who didn’t get all of their recommended vaccines was due to strict anti-vaccination laws, highly suspect practices. They said that vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise because of herd immunity falling and said that vaccination rates are out of balance.
White House Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald appeared on “Fox & Friends” to make the announcement.
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Azar stated that according to the CDC, the vaccination rates of children being vaccinated are dangerously low. He said that it is up to parents to vaccinate their children based on their own faith – according to what the CDC recommends.
Azar noted that 3 million Americans have measles, which hasn’t been diagnosed in the U.S. in several decades.
“This is simply a fact of life. How long can people pretend this isn’t the problem?” he asked.
He noted that over time, vaccines will win out and there will be less diseases.
Watch the full report above.
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