'Marcia' Objects to Anti-Vaxxers Are Using 'Brady Bunch' Episode

"If you have to get sick, sure can't beat the measles," says Marcia Brady in the "Is There A Doctor In The House?" episode of "The Brady Bunch."

Now, that clip is being used to fuel anti-vaxxers' campaign; and actress Maureen McCormick isn't happy about it. She tells NPR:

"I think it's really wrong when people use people's images today to promote whatever they want to promote and the person's image they're using they haven't asked or they have no idea where they stand on the issue," she says, adding, "As a mother, my daughter was vaccinated."

At least 704 cases of measles are reported in the U.S. The CDC says that figure breaks a 25 year record for the highly contagious illness. Measles was considered to be eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. One-third of the current cases involve children under the age of five. The CDC says more than 500 of those infected were not vaccinated. In a statement, U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar noted that measles is potentially deadly. He called the outbreak completely avoidable and insisted that vaccines are safe.

 
 
 
 

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