Measles is more widespread than it has been in years. The current measles outbreak in several states has prompted questions about the responsibility of parents to have their children immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases. Experts discuss this “social contract” cited by courts since colonial times, and why highly-contagious measles is a good test case for the rights and responsibilities of parents.
- Dr. John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor Emeritus, University of California Berkely School of Public Health
- Dr. William Schaffner, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Disease, Vanderbilt University
- Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin