PRO measles vaccine
Measles, a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus is normally passed through direct contact and through the air. The virus infects the respiratory tract, then spreads throughout the body. Measles is a human disease and is not known to occur in animals.
Before the introduction of measles vaccine in 1963 and widespread vaccination, major epidemics occurred approximately every 2–3 years and measles caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths each year.
Approximately 110 000 people died from measles in 2017 – mostly children under the age of 5 years, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.
Accelerated immunization activities have had a major impact on reducing measles deaths.
During 2000– 2017, measles vaccination prevented an estimated 21.1 million deaths.
Global measles deaths have decreased by 80% from an estimated 545,000 in 2000* to 110 000 in 2017.
AGAINST measles vaccine
Wakefield et al. were (found) guilty of deliberate fraud (they picked and chose data that suited their case; they falsified facts). The British Medical Journal has published a series of articles on the exposure of the fraud, which appears to have taken place for financial gain.[10–13] It is a matter of concern that the exposé was a result of journalistic investigation, rather than academic vigilance followed by the institution of corrective measures."
Indian J Psychiatry. 2011 Apr-Jun; 53(2): 95–96.
Measles Cases in 2019 in U.S.
From January 1 to 31, 2019, 79** individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 10 states.
The states that have reported cases to CDC are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.
Yeah, Joan, but will overwhelming anti-vaxxers persuade them?
You’ll have to reach their emotions.
>You’ll have to reach their emotions.
Tom - you've chastised me mercilessly for the sin of pessimism, and here you are admitting in print that facts are irrelevant. That's pretty good grounds for pessimism in my book.
And btw, the emotions of these cretins are a Pandora's box I'd rather not open. Trump's lifted the lid, and what's inside ain't pretty. (Speaking of grounds for pessimism.) Have a nice day.
Bert, facts are irrelevant on the side of the coin where the cretins are.
Thinkers like you, I and others here are on the coin’s other side.
Sorry, but you have good reason for pessimism.
No apology needed.
And I have grounds for optimism too. I'm gonna open a lemonade stand.
Bertold, going to the sites of ancient goddesses in Greece, Turkey, Old Europe, and Ireland, Marija Gimbutas told us the story of the ancient Pandora. It was a jar, not a box, and when Neolithic (New Stone Age) people were hungry, they called on Pandora and she supplied them food. When thirsty, she supplied water. She had the things that people need and she was an easy goddess to worship.
When the "sky king" came to the locations of the goddesses, they destroyed the goddess temples, statues, and stone carvings. They brought a new god, and lightning was his symbol. They murdered the leaders and healers as they forced their religion upon them. What had been a matrilocal culture was turned into patriarchal one that exists to this day.
It was the slaughter of female power.
Read anything by
Marija Gimbutas Sadly, I cannot find the journal article by Marija, "The Gods & Goddesses of Old Europe." However, a reviewer wrote this:
"In this beautifully illustrated study of sculpture, vases, and other cult objects portraying the Goddess, fertility images, and mythical animals, Marija Gimbutas sketches the matrilineal village culture that existed in southeastern Europe between 6500 and 3500 B.C., before it was overwhelmed by the patriarchal Indo-Europeans. The analysis of this rich mythical imagery tells us much about early humanity's concepts of the cosmos, of humans' relations with nature, and of the complementary roles of male and female."
Tom, you are correct as usual. Gathering photos of measles victims and reading storing of families who lost loved ones hits emotional reaction where facts do not.
Sounds like a plan.
I can't remember where we were stationed (my husband was in the army and we moved every two years), and children could not enroll in school if they were not vaccinated.
What's disturbing in the U.S. is not only the reputed existence of doctors who'll certify medical exemptions on flimsy pretexts, if parents have irrational beliefs against vaccination; but also that forty-seven states allow religious exemptions for not having kids vaccinated, and 17 of those allow nonreligious philosophical exemptions as well.
Basically, every state in the map below that's darkened or shaded (all but California, Mississippi, and West Virginia) allow parents to decide, "My beliefs are more important than my kids' classmates' health and even lives."
As of last year (February 2018):
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Here parents find out that their unvaccinated children are being refused in creches and day care centres because of the health risk...
About time someone began to take a stand.