Skip to comments.The state of the antivaccine movement in the United States
Posted on 06/13/2018 5:10:04 PM PDT by spintreebob
A social movement of public health vaccine opposition has been growing in the United States in recent years; subsequently, measles outbreaks have also increased. Since 2009, the number of philosophical-belief vaccine nonmedical exemptions (NMEs) has risen in 12 of the 18 states that currently allow this policy:
Arkansas (AR), Arizona (AZ), Idaho (ID), Maine (ME), Minnesota (MN), North Dakota (ND), Ohio (OH), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Texas (TX), and Utah (UT).
Several US hotspot metropolitan areas stand out for their very large numbers of NMEs. They include Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA, and Portland, OR in the Northwest; Phoenix, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT, Provo, UT, Houston, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Plano, TX, and Austin, TX in the Southwest; Troy, MI, Warren, MI, Detroit, MI, and Kansas City, MO in the Midwest; and Pittsburgh, PA in the Northeast.
Additional smaller countiesespecially in ID, WI, and UTalso stand out for their high exemption rates.
(Excerpt) Read more at journals.plos.org ...
Why? Because these kids who don't get vaccinations are healthier, have better attendance and grades in school, and are not a problem.
They are being taught to not play a game of Mother-May-I with the Nanny government.
Finally people are waking up
Don’t poison your children
Especialmente the young and vulnerable
It’s an evil industry. The vaccine industry
I grew up in the 30s and 40s-——so I remember well what is was like before vaccinations. It was no fun!
That said,I believe it should be the parents’ choice.
Oh, for the good old days of polio and tetanus...
MMR ALMOST KILLED MY SON.
another family lost their only daughter and they can’t sue the manufacturer
Some system we have
I’m vaccinated against those anti-vaccer’s ... you meet all types coming aboard the plane.
Right - slather them up in summer with sun block #350 and bundle them up in winter so the sun doesn’t shine on their tender skin - meanwhile they’re vitamin D deficient because they’re also being fed soy milk and that gak.
Do you have any studies, real statistics, or reports to back up those statements that unvaccinated kids “are healthier, have better attendance an grades in school, and are not a problem?”
Talk to my friend who is in a wheelchair because of polio.
Ask her what she thinks of vaccines.
Um, while there may be some problems with some vaccines, this anti-vaccine movement is just plain stupid. People dont know history. They cant imagine how bad Polio was. Thanks to people who think like this, we are about to see how bad Measles really is. In countries without vaccination, several million people die of Measlea every year. Congratulations.
Dont bother trying to confuse these anti-vaccine idiots with facts or real life. Its pointless. About like trying to teach a pig to sign. PS Sorry to hear about your friend. Sigh.
To tell the truth, I am glad that I got vaccinated for Polio and for tetanus, and for Whooping Cough. There may be too many vaccines these days. I just know that I did not get Polio or Tetanus and I am better because of the vaccines.
I’ve studied this in depth. The vaccine industry is not of God. The things they do, the things they grow vaccines in. It’s far a too complex topic to cover here. You’ll notice it’s always sold by fear. Herd mentality. God didn’t make me a herd animal. He made me in his image.
So am I.
No, its called herd immunity. And it works. Look at the death rates in countries that dont have vaccination programs from diseases that basically dont exist here - but are about to make a comeback because of this idiocy.
Also, if you dont want anything not directly made by God, what are you doing on the Internet? Do you drive a car? Every taken an antibiotic or even an aspirin? Own a gun? Watch TV? Wear clothes that arent make 100% from animal skins? Live in a house that includes synthetic materials such as steel as opposed to a cave? Etc.
And yes, vaccinations do harm many people, but far fewer than the diseases they prevent would.
God enabled ingeniuty. Ignore that gift at your and others peril. Which is whats happening.
(Not sure why Im bothering.)
They dont mention those items because they are already well documented in many other publications, and discussing the health risks of non-vaccination is not the focus of this paper.
Infectious diseases are still a major cause of death in the world. Until about a decade ago, infectious diseases were responsible for half of all deaths.
The anti-vax movement gains traction because todays young parents do not remember a time in this country when most children died before the age of five. It is unlikely they have ever known of a child who died of a vaccine preventable disease. On top of that, they are almost certainly scientifically illiterate, and thus have no clue how the immune system functions or how vaccines train the immune system. So they fall for the scams of people who are trying to bring back high child death rates because they are convinced that the only way to fight human overpopulation is by bringing back deadly disease.
The fallacy of the attitude that parents should be able to decide whether to protect their children from deadly disease is that they are not just deciding to endanger their own children. They are risking the lives of other peoples children through their selfish and irresponsible decisions. Parents have lost newborn babies to pertussis because antivaxxers who carried the disease gave it to the babies.
I have nothing but contempt for scammers who try to stop parents from protecting their children.
Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer.
As for tetanus, it always has and probably always will be around. But that might quiet some of those who want to chance it and for that herd immunity probably isn't important.
Same here. Polio messed up one of my cousins.
I don't know if the anti-vaccine movement is primarily against all vaccines or just the sheer number of vaccines.
I'm sure that there are varying opinions on that side of the debate. I'm just wondering where most stand on the subject.
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