The hippie bashers view this as a suckiness of the left, but it is not so simple. The Council on Foreign Relations has constructed an interactive map of dysfunction, showing the number of cases for such things as measles and whopping cough
South Asia and Africa are in particularly bad shape, if nothing else driven by poverty and the shallow reach of immunization programs. It emerges that the US has way too many cases of whooping cough, with a small number of, but preventable measles cases, not just on the east and west coasts (where the most people live) but also in the staunch heartland, wherever that is, such as Kansas. The UK is full of measles epidemics. Thank you Andrew Wakefield.