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Calif. whooping cough outbreak may be largest in 55 year
AP via MSNBC.com ^ | 09/16/2010 | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER

Posted on 09/16/2010 5:47:35 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

Over 4,000 cases, 9 deaths reported this year; decline in vaccinations blamed .

LOS ANGELES — State health officials reported Thursday that California is on track to break a 55-year record in whooping cough infections in an epidemic that has already claimed the lives of nine babies.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: epidemic; illegalimmigration; pertussis; vaccine; whoopingcough
From the story...

An Associated Press analysis found that 127 of the 7,174 public and private schools in California reported 2009 whooping cough immunization rates of 50 percent or less for kindergartners.

Well, someone should find out what Jenny McCarthy thinks we should do next. /s

1 posted on 09/16/2010 5:47:38 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Oh my God, this is it. We’re all going to die; this time for sure.


2 posted on 09/16/2010 5:50:41 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: OldDeckHand
Illegals Aliens !

3 posted on 09/16/2010 5:52:15 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: OldDeckHand

All kinds of previously eradicated diseases are making a comeback, thanks to those who insist on leaving the border wide open.


4 posted on 09/16/2010 5:53:57 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
"We’re all going to die; this time for sure."

We are? Are we a 18-mos infant, by chance?

I'm pretty sure no one as making the argument that this is some kind of national epidemic. It is however a plainly preventable childhood disease that can be fatal.

If you find humor in that. Good for you.

5 posted on 09/16/2010 5:54:04 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Illegal aliens are bringing disease with them.


6 posted on 09/16/2010 5:57:39 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: OldDeckHand

Third world family values.


7 posted on 09/16/2010 5:58:29 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Just remember - no culture is inherently inferior to others, even if they bring drugs, disease, and violence. Nope. Every bit as valid as the culture that built the greatest nation ever to grace the face of the Earth.


8 posted on 09/16/2010 6:02:02 PM PDT by 1cewolf (Duty, honor, excellence.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
I suspect that given CA's demographics, a large percentage may be illegals; but it's also possible that the granola-munching Jenny McCarthy "vaccines cause autism" crowd also are to blame here.

By the way, the British "doctor" who started this whole 'vaccines cause autism' rubbish was exposed as a fraud and stripped of his practice. Too bad they can't bring back to life all those kids who died because of his criminal stupidity.

9 posted on 09/16/2010 6:09:32 PM PDT by 60Gunner (Mohammed was not a prophet and Islam is not a religion.)
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To: 1cewolf

Didn’t even need a sarcasm tag for that one.


10 posted on 09/16/2010 6:12:33 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: 60Gunner
I suspect that given CA's demographics, a large percentage may be illegals; but it's also possible that the granola-munching Jenny McCarthy "vaccines cause autism" crowd also are to blame here.

Some of that crowd is right here on FR.

11 posted on 09/16/2010 6:14:29 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Fewer people immunizing their children + huge influx of illegals from Mexico and South America who are not screened for communicable diseases = major whopping cough epidemic.


12 posted on 09/16/2010 6:29:34 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Polio...leprosy....whooping cough....and a multitude of other diseases one usually thinks of as Third World diseases.Why,oh why,are all those illegal Canadians bringing these diseases to our shores???


13 posted on 09/16/2010 6:34:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: 60Gunner
"I suspect that given CA's demographics, a large percentage may be illegals; but it's also possible that the granola-munching Jenny McCarthy "vaccines cause autism" crowd also are to blame here. "

Well, I think that without question the genesis of this outbreak would be linked to an illegal. But, I imagine illegal children that are enrolled in public schools probably have a greater immunization compliance rate than the upscale private schools in California. Why? Because illegal kids get immunized for free, the parents don't want the hassle of justifying to the school why they aren't immunized, and they probably have better things to do than worry about what an idiotic celebrity says.

The private schools, OTOH, offer an entirely different dynamic. I wish the story would have indicated what percentage of those cases came from private school. I would wager it's large - or at least disproportionally large compared to public school kids.

My daughter is a physician in a larger city, a resident. She saw her first case of pertussis just this past summer. It was a 9-mos baby, who was the youngest of three kids, none of whom have been vaccinated for anything, by parental choice, not because economic condition. Your words were her words when describing the parents - criminal stupidity. FWIW, the child lived.

14 posted on 09/16/2010 6:44:43 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

ILLEGAL ALIENS.


15 posted on 09/16/2010 6:49:51 PM PDT by Reagan69 (Let me know when those health insurance premiums go down.)
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To: OldDeckHand

On the contrary: I believe everyone should be vaccinated against everything, willy-nilly.


16 posted on 09/16/2010 6:50:56 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Not good.


17 posted on 09/16/2010 6:54:28 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Never Forget 9/11!)
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To: OldDeckHand
ODH thanks for the added input on this health problem. It certainly rings consistent with the feedback demographics I have observed in this matter re:inoculations.
I would like to see more info on this Brit Dr. who started all this "inoculations cause autism."
18 posted on 09/16/2010 7:15:49 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: OldDeckHand

In our house in SC, my wife, daughter and 4 week old granddaughter all have whooping cough. No illegals nor public school for us. We also suspect that another friend of ours has it. Strange...


19 posted on 09/16/2010 7:28:29 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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'In our house in SC, my wife, daughter and 4 week old granddaughter all have whooping cough.

I'm sorry to hear that. I'll say a prayer, for sure.

It's very likely that either your wife or daughter contracted it just from casual contact. Who knows, it very well could have been an illegal in a restaurant or somewhere else. From what I understand, it's quite contagious.

Of course, a 4-week old is too young to be vaccinated. This is why vaccinations for all children is so important. It's not just to protect them, but it's to protect their little siblings or friends who aren't old enough to be vaccinated.

20 posted on 09/16/2010 7:41:24 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Tainan
"I would like to see more info on this Brit Dr. who started all this "inoculations cause autism."

As someone else mentioned, I think he may have actually lost his license to practice medicine in the UK. I think the guy's name is Wakefield (sp?). I do remember reading that the retraction that the Lancet had to publish this year was one of the first of its kind in that publication. And, to characterize the journal's indictment of Wakefield as "scathing" would be kind.

21 posted on 09/16/2010 8:24:14 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

But they seem to be getting a lot better around me,my miracle cure is doing wonders.

Now onto better less queer things.


22 posted on 09/17/2010 12:12:23 AM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: OldDeckHand

http://www.coachisright.com/obama%e2%80%99s-amnesty-for-illegal-aliens-will-bring-us-deadly-and-costly-diseases/


23 posted on 09/17/2010 4:40:49 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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