In California some parents are organizing "measles parties" where they all bring their unvaccinated kids, infected and not, to mingle. They're hoping this will develop a milder strain of the disease.
“People did this with chicken pox all the time,” said Art Reingold, an epidemiologist at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health in an interview. ”Parents would have kids lick a lollipop and give it to other kids, or mail it to other kids… The basic notion is ‘This is my opportunity for my kid to get immune the old fashioned way, the way God intended.’”
“The difference is we have a measles vaccine today, which is incredibly safe and highly effective,” Reingold said in another interview with the L.A. Times. “It just doesn’t make sense to say I’d rather have my kids get the measles than the measles vaccine. That’s… based on misinformation that the measles is a benign childhood illness.”
I can't imagine what these anti-vaxxers will bring next. Smallpox?