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Europe, especially France, hit by measles outbreak (vaccinations down)
Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2011 | JOHN HEILPRIN

Posted on 04/22/2011 8:44:53 PM PDT by decimon

GENEVA – Europe, especially France, has been hit by a major outbreak of measles, which the U.N. health agency is blaming on the failure to vaccinate all children.

The World Health Organization said Thursday that France had 4,937 reported cases of measles between January and March — compared with 5,090 cases during all of 2010. In all, more than 6,500 cases have been reported in 33 European nations.

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To prevent measles outbreaks, officials need to vaccinate about 90 percent of the population. But vaccination rates across Europe have been patchy in recent years and have never fully recovered from a discredited 1998 British study linking the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella to autism. Parents abandoned the vaccine in droves and vaccination rates for parts of the U.K. dropped to about 50 percent.

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1 posted on 04/22/2011 8:44:55 PM PDT by decimon
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2 posted on 04/22/2011 8:45:33 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
Time for some good reading on the relationship of measles to blindness in old age ~ very interesting stuff.

What these outbreaks mean is that Europe will have more blind people than they planned on in the future.

Strange that there are people who imagine unproven autism relationships and simply ignore the exceedingly high probability of blindness.

3 posted on 04/22/2011 8:47:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: decimon

People who are afraid of getting their children vaccinated should ask themselves if they would prefer that their kids get measles and possibly be blinded by the disease, or die. These were but two of the many ramifications that measles can and used to impart to some who caught the disease, prior to the vaccination.


4 posted on 04/22/2011 8:48:49 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: decimon

People who are afraid of getting their children vaccinated should ask themselves if they would prefer that their kids get measles and possibly be blinded by the disease, or die. These were but two of the many ramifications that measles can and used to impart to some who caught the disease, prior to the vaccination.


5 posted on 04/22/2011 8:49:32 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

oooooooopppppppps..........sorry for the dup.


6 posted on 04/22/2011 8:50:35 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: muawiyah

Not just old people.........all ages can go blind from this disease and it also kills. Lord Byron died from having measles and he wasn’t all that old; though not a child.


7 posted on 04/22/2011 8:52:02 PM PDT by nopardons
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Thanks decimon.


8 posted on 04/22/2011 8:52:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: nopardons
Yup, measles has a death rate ~ so it's not just blindness that must be feared.

Autism doesn't have a death rate, and doesn't happen as a consequence of vaccination anyway.

9 posted on 04/22/2011 8:57:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Exactly so!

And how come, I always want to ask the anti-vaccination folks, there were autistic kids, long before there were any modern vaccinations.

10 posted on 04/22/2011 9:00:35 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: muawiyah

So you are sure that “vaccinations” prevent disease? Sure enough to allow your children to have over 40 juicy needle stabs in the hope that they are “protected”?


11 posted on 04/22/2011 9:01:13 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: happyhomemaker
Yup. Absolutely. Maybe even more.

And I suppose you'd prefer your kids to be blind.

12 posted on 04/22/2011 9:06:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: happyhomemaker

Yes, I believe the evidence that vaccinations (what’s with the scare quotes, anyway?) protect children from diseases. The fact that we live longer, healthier lives than at any time in human history suggests we’re doing plenty of things right.


13 posted on 04/22/2011 9:08:19 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: happyhomemaker
So you are sure that “vaccinations” prevent disease?

We (humans) have known that vaccinations prevent disease for over 200 years. There's very little in modern medicine that we're more sure of. Is there anyone in a developed nation over the age of about 10 who's unaware of this?

14 posted on 04/22/2011 9:13:46 PM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: happyhomemaker
You bet and I had my progeny vaccinated, as are the next generation of my family.

Do you want to get shingles ? How about your kids? And yes, children as young as 8, if they have had chickenpox, can and DO get shingles, a devestatingly painful disease, which can also cause blindness and worse.

How about Polio? You want your kids and/or grands to get that one?

Need I go on?

There were lots of cases of autism, long long before there were modern vaccinations...........you just never heard about them.

15 posted on 04/22/2011 9:15:33 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: All; muawiyah
Strange that there are people who imagine unproven autism relationships and simply ignore the exceedingly high probability of blindness.

They don't care it was a fraud. They're sure it's real. Like the great pumpkin. Talk about herd immunity and how they're putting us all at great risk, they'll put fingers in their ears and say, "La-la-la!"

We've seen these kinds of breakouts in San Diego city schools, it was whooping cough in Feb, thanks to nitwit vaccine deniers.

Along with research fraud Andrew Wakefield, Hollywood kooks like Jenny McCarthy have been culpable. A "body count" site claims 713 preventable deaths and 77,441 preventable illnesses happened since she started her anti-vaccine campaign in 2007.

16 posted on 04/22/2011 9:16:07 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: I Shall Endure; happyhomemaker
Yes, I believe the evidence that vaccinations (what’s with the scare quotes, anyway?) protect children from diseases. The fact that we live longer, healthier lives than at any time in human history suggests we’re doing plenty of things right.

Anyone who has doubts about vaccinations should simply ask someone like me, who lived through the 40s and 50s as a child, what it was like every summer when polio season rolled around. The fear was palpable and all parents lived in terror that their child would come down with polio. Thanks to modern vaccines polio is no longer feared every summer as it was only about 55 years ago.

There were very few vaccinations available when I was a child and most of us came down with measles, whooping cough, mumps and other diseases. We did have chicken pox vaccinations and I am glad we did. As soon as the polio vaccine came out, I made sure I was vaccinated and then again when I went into the army, was vaccinated for it.

17 posted on 04/22/2011 9:18:47 PM PDT by calex59
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To: muawiyah
Yup. Absolutely. Maybe even more. And I suppose you'd prefer your kids to be blind.

Actually we have made an educated decision(have several family members with PhDs in Pharm/medicine) not to load our children down with "vaccinations" So far we have raised 2 teens that have never had to see a doctor for any illness. By the grace of God go I....but we don't live in fear of every disease. Maybe you have "faith" in the system that is telling you to drag your child in to get their "shots" but I have a different perspective

18 posted on 04/22/2011 9:20:31 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: happyhomemaker

I know for a fact that vaccinations prevent disease. That is how polio and small pox were eradicated.

The other way to know that your child has immunity from diseases through vaccination, have the Ab(antibody) levels checked, also called titers. Then you know for sure.


19 posted on 04/22/2011 9:24:13 PM PDT by coincheck (Time is Short, Salvation is for Today)
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To: happyhomemaker
Actually we have made an educated decision(have several family members with PhDs in Pharm/medicine) not to load our children down with "vaccinations" So far we have raised 2 teens that have never had to see a doctor for any illness. By the grace of God go I....but we don't live in fear of every disease. Maybe you have "faith" in the system that is telling you to drag your child in to get their "shots" but I have a different perspective

The only reason your children didn't get sick with something, such as measles, is because of the vaccination rate in the USA, which has all but wiped out many childhood diseases. So, if your children have made it through to adulthood without the childhood diseases that were quite common when I was a child, before all the vaccinations, then you need to thank all the parents who DO have their children take their shots, because they are the reason your children haven't gotten sick.

I speak from experience, every friend of mine when I was growing up, contracted measles, mumps and whooping cough at the very least(both types of measles, BTW). That doesn't happen today thanks to modern medicine and the research that led to the vaccinations that have all but wiped out these illnesses.

20 posted on 04/22/2011 9:28:02 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59
Anyone who has doubts about vaccinations should simply ask someone like me, who lived through the 40s and 50s as a child, what it was like every summer when polio season rolled around. The fear was palpable and all parents lived in terror that their child would come down with polio. Thanks to modern vaccines polio is no longer feared every summer as it was only about 55 years ago.

I would encourage you to actually study the history of vaccinations. Most diseases were subsiding before a vaccination was even produced. Millions of people were exposed to disease and never affected. What was the difference? Immune systems were able to fight off disease in millions of cases. The idea to stab every kid with 20-30 direct diseases straight into the blood stream is questionable. There has to be a balance between supporting the immune system to fight disease and just jabbing every kid with needles full of disease in the believe that it will "prevent" disease.

21 posted on 04/22/2011 9:33:21 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: coincheck

I can understand the hesitation to vaccinate, but agree that most vaccinations have saved countless lives. We vaccinate, but not in multiple doses (MMR given separately, for example).

My oldest son did have a reaction to a vaccination, it was not good but he recovered. I think it is healthy for parents to examine the issue and make the best decision for their family.


22 posted on 04/22/2011 9:33:46 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: muawiyah

vaccinations have a death rate though.


23 posted on 04/22/2011 9:35:13 PM PDT by porter_knorr (http://tinyurl.com/relief4japan Help for Japan!)
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To: calex59
Just one wee quibble.........there were NO vaccines for chickenpox until 1995, but children did indeed get vaccines to protect them from whooping cough.

Summer was, indeed, a very trying time for parents, until the polio vaccine came out.

24 posted on 04/22/2011 9:36:46 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: decimon

Before this gets into a long, drawn-out vaccinate -vs- don’t vaccinate thread, let me just mention that it won’t be the typical measles, mumps, rubella that wipes us all out. It will be a strain of antibiotic resistant bacteria that will probably help cause the end of the world as we know it.


25 posted on 04/22/2011 9:38:06 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: coincheck

I’ve told this multiple times and never hear a satisfactory answer.

I had the measles shots as a kid (in the 70s)
I then attended two colleges across the country that each had a measles outbreak, because I didn’t have proof of vax, I had to get shots at both of them, (88 and 90 or 91).

fast forward to 2003, after a blood test when I was pregnant, they said I wasn’t immune to measles, so be careful around kids.

That’s what started my research into (non)vaccination of my child.


26 posted on 04/22/2011 9:39:05 PM PDT by porter_knorr (http://tinyurl.com/relief4japan Help for Japan!)
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To: decimon; All

I had measles when I was around seven years old. That was back in the ‘40s and I don’t believe that there was a vaccine at that time. It was a very difficult disease - high fever, lots of coughing up of the lesions that the measles left in my throat. I don’t remember how long that went on, but it must have been more than a week. And, by the way, I was kept in an almost completely darkened room so that my eyes would not be affected - and they weren’t. I recovered but was very weakened by the disease. I recall the first time I got out of bed after the fever broke. I was unable to stand and fell to the floor.


27 posted on 04/22/2011 9:40:33 PM PDT by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: calex59
The only reason your children didn't get sick with something, such as measles, is because of the vaccination rate in the USA, which has all but wiped out many childhood diseases. So, if your children have made it through to adulthood without the childhood diseases that were quite common when I was a child, before all the vaccinations, then you need to thank all the parents who DO have their children take their shots

LOL Oh should my parents who were born in 29 and 38 and never had polio, mumps or whooping cough "thank" vaccinated kids of the 60's-90s? The idea that shooting multiple needles full of live virus into every kid is a miracle solution to disease as decided science is absurd. If you want to believe that you are a more "perfect" citizen because you take your kids into their government appointed shot schedules then go for it. After all it is the easy way and gets you points in group think

28 posted on 04/22/2011 9:45:39 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: happyhomemaker
That just is not so and because you never had your children vaccinated, should they come down with what was once called "childhood diseases", as an adult, your kids can become sterile ( mumps kills off sperm ), blind ( measles ), get not just chickenpox, but then, also shingles. Measles also kills, as do these other disease, the older one is, when they are contracted. Then, there's polio. At best that cripples; at worst, it also kills.

The more people refuse to have their kids vaccinated, the more chances of epidemics of these once almost completely done away with/controlled break out, as the above article proves.

The ONLY reason that the aforementioned diseases rarely appeared in America, in the past several decades, is due to parents having their kids vaccinated against having them and nothing else.

Immune systems usually fought off repeats of many diseases only after one had had them!

29 posted on 04/22/2011 9:48:09 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
The more people refuse to have their kids vaccinated, the more chances of epidemics of these once almost completely done away with/controlled break out, as the above article proves.

so you know this as "fact"? What do you base your decisions on?

30 posted on 04/22/2011 9:56:48 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: happyhomemaker
Not everyone, born prior to the polio vaccine got polio...........do you want to take that chance? I don't think iron lungs are made any more.

Someone born in '38, could have gotten the polio vaccine, when it came out. Not saying your parent did, but it was possible.

Your parents NEVER had any of the "normal" childhood diseases? REALLY? Did they both live in very isolated places when growing up?

And FYI..........the parent born in '38 would have gotten vaccines for whopping cough and smallpox. Both were around back then and proof of a smallpox vaccination were, as far as I know, requirement to enter school, as far back as the early 1920s, if not earlier, so the parent born in '29, would have also gotten one.

31 posted on 04/22/2011 9:57:47 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: decimon
The World Health Organization said Thursday that France had 4,937 reported cases of measles between January and March — compared with 5,090 cases during all of 2010. In all, more than 6,500 cases have been reported in 33 European nations.

So how many of these measles case ended up in blindness? It seems that most posters on this thread are concerned that measles causes blindness... so how many people in this group in all of Europe are now blind from contracting measles?

32 posted on 04/22/2011 10:04:13 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: happyhomemaker
Yes, I know it for a fact, as I have read many studies on the matter and before you launch into the usual :"THE PHARMA COMPANIES PAID AND/OR DID THE RESEARCH", garbage, that isn't true of all of the studies.

There are and have been massive epidemics, in nations that haven't had their populations vaccinated and those people spread these diseases, when they travel, as well as unvaccinated travelers to those outposts.

Germs, bacteria, and viruses just don't disappear......they hang around waiting to attack those who aren't protected. Immunity is built up by having many diseases, though a very few people do contract such a disease a second time, even though they've already had it before; usually less virulently than the first time. For instance, I did have regular measles twice, in the space of five years. The first time damned near killed me; the second time around it was no bid deal at all. And no, the second bout was NOT German Measles/Rubella, but the real deal.

33 posted on 04/22/2011 10:08:58 PM PDT by nopardons
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bump & a micro ping


34 posted on 04/22/2011 10:11:58 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: nopardons
Your parents NEVER had any of the "normal" childhood diseases? REALLY? Did they both live in very isolated places when growing up?

Maybe they did but there were never long term health consequences. I know my mom told me her 2 best friends got polio but even thought she was around them she never got it. Her mother did use herbal medicine and limited sugar which apparently had a profound affect on polio cases. Neither of my parents where "isolated" If you don't have young kids you don't understand the huge push to jab your kid with ever imaginable "vaccination" Also the difference is that lots of kids are wear housed in "daycares" and have constant colds yet have to be vaccinated on almost a monthly schedule. Their poor immune systems are overwhelmed

35 posted on 04/22/2011 10:15:40 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: happyhomemaker

Wait - are you claiming that vaccines do not prevent disease?


36 posted on 04/22/2011 10:16:33 PM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: nopardons
Germs, bacteria, and viruses just don't disappear......they hang around waiting to attack those who aren't protected. Immunity is built up by having many diseases, though a very few people do contract such a disease a second time, even though they've already had it before; usually less virulently than the first time

So you know this as fact? That immunity is "only" built up by having "many" diseases?? I think a lot of people are just hung up on the whole idea that stabbing enough people with a virus offers immunity. I just happen to not believe in the theory that loading a kid down with multiple viruses shot directly into their blood stream is a smart idea to keep the kid healthy.

37 posted on 04/22/2011 10:25:23 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: Turbopilot
Wait - are you claiming that vaccines do not prevent disease?

Wait - are you claiming that vaccines prevent disease?

38 posted on 04/22/2011 10:27:49 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: happyhomemaker
I had a young child and you better believe that vaccinations were part of what I did FOR said child, who never went to daycare.

Said now adult child of mine, has had my grandchild vaccinated, so don't tell me what I do or do not know about.

As I stated earlier, not everyone, born prior to the polio vaccine, got polio; however,many did, as your story about your mother proves. And sugar has nothing at all to do with getting polio! How do I know this? Because I remember several babies getting polio, when they were less than 6 months old, way back when. These children lived in the neighborhood and I didn't get polio either and since my mother was friends with two of the mothers, I was in and out of the houses, before it was known that the babies had polio.

Human immune systems are impacted by our modern day uber cleanliness streak, with parents constantly using anti-bacterial soaps of their kids, children not out and about as children used to be, and being exposed to viruses brought to this nation by foreigners; both legal and illegal.

Neither of your parents ever had the "normal" childhood disease? That's abnormal, because parents used to expose their kids to them, the younger the better, they thought, so that they would get them and be done with them, as soon as possible.

As I said, vaccines for smallpox was required in order to attend school ( and yes, you had to bring a doctor's note with you, to register a child ) for both of your parents and there was also a whopping cough vaccination, back then.

39 posted on 04/22/2011 10:29:49 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: muawiyah

I’d prefer my children to be blind over what happened to my nephew after his DPT shot.


40 posted on 04/22/2011 10:31:09 PM PDT by Politicalmom ("We are an 'entitlement' society and we need to move towards being an 'empowerment' society"-H. Cain)
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To: decimon

well, has the autism rate gone down in Europe?
no?
must not have been the vaccines then


41 posted on 04/22/2011 10:33:27 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: happyhomemaker
Try reading what I post more carefully.

Having a disease, that's having a disease, will almost always confer future immunity on a person. This is a well known fact. Having had mumps, measles, and chickenpox, in most cases, makes one immune to contracting these diseases in the future. Being vaccinated against them does the same thing, WITHOUT having to actually have the debilitating, sometimes fatal disease.

Do you even know how the smallpox vaccination came about? It was noticed, by Jenner, that milkmaids never got smallpox. being constantly around cows, they would contract cowpox, which protected them. Hence he developed the smallpox vaccine, which has saved millions of people from death and/or disfiguration.

You're hijacking this thread, attempting to promulgate your own uneducated biases and ignoring hard cold known facts, out of hand. That isn't doing this thread, nor you, any good.

I have just one question for you................would you rather watch your child get a shot, or be seriously stricken with a horrendous disease, which could deform, blind, or kill them?

42 posted on 04/22/2011 10:42:36 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: happyhomemaker

It has been proven, over and over and over again that vaccines prevent a person from GETTING the disease.


43 posted on 04/22/2011 10:44:19 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
I had a young child and you better believe that vaccinations were part of what I did FOR said child, who never went to daycare. Said now adult child of mine, has had my grandchild vaccinated, so don't tell me what I do or do not know about.

So you get points in parenting for following the government issued timeline for vaccinations. That is your choice. I am thankful that in American I can make the decisions to not follow the same timeline because I don't think it is "best" for my children based on discussions with professionals in the field of medicine and pharmacology. I am still interested in how many children had poor outcomes(blindness) from this latest measles outbreak.

44 posted on 04/22/2011 10:44:33 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: nopardons
You're hijacking this thread, attempting to promulgate your own uneducated biases and ignoring hard cold known facts, out of hand. That isn't doing this thread, nor you, any good. I have just one question for you................would you rather watch your child get a shot, or be seriously stricken with a horrendous disease, which could deform, blind, or kill them?

Oh the drama LOL!! Usually it is liberals that use the "fear' argument to try to win their point. I am confident in my decision and your fear mongering has not won me over but I give you a C for effort. If we are discussing this article I would still like to know how many of the people afflicted with measles actually had a poor outcome such as blindness.

45 posted on 04/22/2011 10:54:01 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: happyhomemaker
No, I get points for being a GREAT PARENT, protecting my progeny from getting terrible diseases, which could have killed, crippled, or blinded. The government had less than nothing to do with it.

Did you get your children vaccinated against smallpox? If not, how did you get them into school?

Having many doctors in my family, knowing family stories about what now no longer "normal" childhood diseases were like, as well as remembering what it was like to have measles, mumps, and the Asian Flu, I was/am armed with more than enough knowledge about vaccinations and diseases.

Blindness, from a serious measles attack, is much rarer now, than it once was, because people know that light, especially sunlight must be kept away from the patient, at all cost. Of course, since few people get measles now, I wonder how many people even know that and have blackout shades.

46 posted on 04/22/2011 10:55:15 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: happyhomemaker
The poster of the thread said up at the beginning, that the anti-vaccination people shouldn't try to take over the thread and yes, I agree, which is why I posted it to you, on my own.

"FEAR"? I don't "fear" you nor your benighted position. Spew on, the more you post, the more irrational you've become.

Well, since you want to know how many of those who contracted measles, in Europe, went blind or were visually impaired, go do some research and/or write to the WOT, or the health ministries. It isn't mentioned in the article, so none of us can quench your curiosity. But why aren't you worried about how many died? Death is also a possibility....especially for adults who contract measles.

47 posted on 04/22/2011 11:01:04 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
Well, since you want to know how many of those who contracted measles, in Europe, went blind or were visually impaired, go do some research and/or write to the WOT, or the health ministries. It isn't mentioned in the article, so none of us can quench your curiosity. But why aren't you worried about how many died? Death is also a possibility....especially for adults who contract measles.

Gosh you seem really married to this thread. We are just a family that exercised our right to choose what vaccinations our children are shot up with. I had to laugh when you questioned how I got my children into "school" without the government OK. Believe it or not but parents in America are still "allowed" to educated their children at home without "papers" and the schools still accept children without papers OKed by parents. Oh and my oldest just got her drivers license...believe me, I am much more concerned with auto accidents than measle blindness syndrome

48 posted on 04/22/2011 11:15:20 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: happyhomemaker
Wait - are you claiming that vaccines prevent disease?

Well, me and 200 years of medical science. I've heard of people making the (utterly and completely disproven) claim that vaccines cause autism, but I've never heard anyone try to claim that vaccines don't vaccinate. That's why I was trying to understand if you were making such a novel claim.

49 posted on 04/22/2011 11:31:11 PM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: nopardons
nopardons you are so right. It may be very fashionable (not to mention shockingly selfish and colossally ignorant) to sit around Beverly Hills insisting on not vaccinating your children but these diseases are very real in other parts of the world and globalization brings them much closer to home.

6 months ago there was a major polio outbreak in Republic of Congo and Angola, having approximately 20% mortality rate. I occasionally travel there for my job. We were required to get re-vaccinated and warned to have all of our family members re-vaccinated to help prevent transmission from ourselves and colleagues travelling from ROC and Angola. I can’t even enter Angola without proof of vaccination. I am proud to say the company I work for either directly vaccinated or provided funding and equipment for vaccinating 1.2 million people in ROC and Angola in the midst of this devastating outbreak. http://www.polioeradication.org/tabid/167/iid/80/Default.aspx

50 posted on 04/23/2011 12:36:56 AM PDT by Cheesehead in Texas
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