Have we been too accommodating? Too accepting of beliefs rooted in fear and refuted by science?

Yes, we have. What can we do? Let's continue offering carrots and bust out the sticks.

About 1000 cases of measles have been confirmed in New Zealand, with more than 800 in the Auckland region.


Compare that to about 1200 cases (and rising) this year in the United States. The population of the States sits at around 329 million. New Zealand has nearly five million people. We're facing our worst measles outbreak in more than 20 years.

What have we gotten so wrong