Measles, which regular vaccinations can prevent, is a dangerous disease which kills over 100,000 children annually.
From Fox 40 Sacramento:
As the Measles virus spreads, there are some reports out of Marin County showing that parents opting out of getting their children vaccinated are starting "Measles Parties."There is still some common sense in the one-time Golden State.
These parties have the same idea of "Chicken Pox Parties" from the 1980’s, where parents of uninfected children set playdates with infected children to purposely infect their own children, and build immunity to the disease.
The California Department of Public Health Released this statement:Courtesy of our slipshod Obama-era border policy and some irresponsible native-born parents, measles, which had been eradicated in the United States in 1980, is back.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) does not have any information to share about the background or frequency of pox parties. But CDPH strongly recommends against the intentional exposure of children to measles, as it unnecessarily places the exposed children at potentially grave risk and could contribute to further spread of the outbreak. Measles is a serious illness that can have significant consequences. Thirty percent of people with measles in the current California outbreak have been hospitalized. – Dr. Gil Chavez, Deputy Director, State Epidemiologist, California Department of Public Health.