As the background information on measles you will be utilizing has not been made publicly available,
we need to make sure you know about the calculation error which occurred in the House Committee
on Energy & Commerce Memorandum1 for the hearing on “Confronting a Growing Public Health
Threat: Measles Outbreaks in the U.S.” The Memorandum states that “One or two deaths occur among
every 1,000 children who acquire measles.” This is a critical calculation error, which requires your
urgent attention, so that you do not propagate that same mistake in your statements to the public.