It is very simple. If you are worrying about measles coming back and maiming or killing people, then go find out what exactly are the adverse effects of measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, live polio, etc.
While Offit likes to argue that there are fewer antigens then ever before, what he fails to tell you is that is because SOMETHING else is put in to rev up the immune system in order to make the attentuated live virus replicate itself. What is that? Aluminum, mercury (thimerosal--the reason the flu virus needs it so they need less "virus.") IF measles disease can cause encephalopathy, then so can measles vaccine. This is particularly true when you give three different live viruses (or 4 if you also add varivax) at the same time. Why can you give less antigen? Well, because you gave a whopping dose of aluminum and other things that the immune system says should not be present.
IF you seroconvert, you have the virus...be it measles, mumps, rubellas, whatever. So, if you have the virus, anything that you could have experienced from the live disease CAN be experienced from the vaccine. No amount of BS or rhetoric can change that simple fact.
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