Poll: Measles Outbreaks/Vaccination Discussion

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  • Wed, Apr 10, 2019 4:15 PM
    posted by QuakerOats

    Party time-

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8831200/anti-vaxxer-parents-measles-parties-vaccine/

    Normally, I don't trust The Sun, or any other tabloid, but yeah, this is being confirmed elsewhere.

    It's a little disingenuous to label it a "deadly" virus without the caveat that the odds of dying are very, very low.  I believe the odds prior to the vaccine were something in the realm of 1 out of every 900-1000 children who contracted measles would die from it, so you're looking at odds of like 0.1%.

    But with how contagious it is, there would still be plenty of people getting it, if anti-vaxxing became more prevalent.  And since the odds of a vaccine-related injury are even lower, as well as the ingredients being safer now than they've ever been (particularly with regard to allergies), it's really dumb to avoid it unless you have to.

    Wed, Apr 10, 2019 8:30 PM

    Vax them all, and while they are at it also implant a micro chip for tracking.

    Wed, Apr 10, 2019 8:52 PM
    posted by thavoice

    Vax them all, and while they are at it also implant a micro chip for tracking.


    Wed, Apr 10, 2019 8:58 PM

    Our OT at school....her daughter has the mumps. I haven’t heard of anyone having that in 30 years

    Fri, May 10, 2019 2:41 PM

    As sad as it is, I just cannot get Jonah Ryan's character from VEEP out of my head now whenever I think about the anti-vaxers. It is so funny 

    Fri, May 10, 2019 2:54 PM

    It's only chicken pox but I lol'd. Kid sued school, lost, and then got chicken pox.  

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48205523

    Just had to get the MMR vaccine for my 15 month old. 

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