Pertussis outbreak can be blamed on low vaccination rates

Utah experiencing highest incidence of whooping cough since 1946

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  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 1:40 p.m.

    Our daughter has a compromised immune system (kidney transplant).

    I believe that people who refuse vaccinations should have to wear a big red FLAG warning everyone else that they are disease carriers.

    You want your "freedom from government intrusion"?
    How about our freedom from your disease?

    How come people will believe an uneducated person like Jenny McCarthy (who has convinced many that vaccines cause autism) YET they won't believe science?

    Come on, Utah. The John Birchers are not your friend.

  • What Ever Salt Lake City,, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 7:48 a.m.

    Nothing like taking a giant step backwards and bringing around new bouts of old illnesses because people are worried about vaccines. I am a lot more worried about what a good old fashioned case of whooping cough will do to my kids than the shot to prevent it. Isn't that just common sense? Such a helpless feeling to watch diseases like this spread when there is a way to prevent it.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 6:57 p.m.

    Maybe the first time I ever agreed with Hutterite. Take advantage of the miracle of modern medicine. Indoor pluming isn't the way they used to do it in the 'old days' either but we don't shun that, do we?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    Them vaccines, they're the work of the devil they are. And wow, aren't we going to pay for that down the road.