Measles count in US this year already more than all of 2018

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  • Weston Jurney West Jordan, UT
    April 2, 2019 11:59 a.m.

    Anti-vax -- the one remaining legal form of child abuse.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 1, 2019 11:02 p.m.

    Tempting Darwin has consequences.

  • Smart Cookie Kissimmee, FL
    April 1, 2019 4:29 p.m.

    @Mainly Me, I'm not sure where your "Facts" are coming from. According to the California Department of Public Health during the Disneyland outbreak, for those whom immunization status was verified. 70% of those infected did not have any vaccines. 12% had one does of the MMR, 16% had two doses and a whopping 2% had all three does of the MMR vaccine.
    I may not be great at math, but I am pretty sure 70% is greater than 2%. So in the Disneyland outbreak it is clear more individuals were not vaccinated.

    This is the same for multiple outbreaks. So again where do your "facts" come from.

    I'm not sure we can explain what you mean by "over 40% of infections come from the measles strain contained in the vaccine itself" since you haven't provided any additional information on where you get this information. Is it because during the Disneyland outbreak 31 people who were recently vaccinated during the outbreak and had a rash and/or fever tested positive for the vaccine strain? These individual did not actually have measles, they had a reaction to the vaccine, rash and/or fever. So if that is what you meant than I just explained that one. Again according to CA Dept of Public Health.

  • Zion_in_Babylon Beverly Hills, CA
    April 1, 2019 3:57 p.m.

    @mcclark Wrong. The MMR at $99 perdose makes 7.5 billion annually. Gardasil at $249 per dose makes $17.5 billion annually. That's if all 74 million under 18 were vaccinated. So you see, there is a big incentive to make vaccines mandatory. But go ahead and believe the conspiracy theory being told on the news if you want.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    April 1, 2019 3:47 p.m.

    "The measles vaccine is 97% effective, according to the CDC."

    Yeah, right. What everyone fails to mention is that when you sequence the DNA, over 40% of infections come from the measles strain contained in the vaccine itself. Explain that one. Also, explain why it is primarily vaccinated people who get the disease.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    April 1, 2019 3:18 p.m.

    @Zion Do I believe nonsensical conspiracy theories? No I do not. The profit margin for vaccines is very small. While Big Pharma has things to answer for, vaccines are not one of them.

  • Smart Cookie Kissimmee, FL
    April 1, 2019 3:03 p.m.

    In 2015 600 Million People in India were forced to practice open defecation. Sanitation did not eradicate Polio in India. Vaccinations did. Polio cases in India in 2015 zero cases with zero deaths. Thank you vaccines.

  • Smart Cookie Kissimmee, FL
    April 1, 2019 2:47 p.m.

    When pro-diseasers deny vaccination, they mistakenly think they are challenging authority when they are actually challenging expertise. There's a Difference. Unqualified people challenging authority gives us a democracy. Unqualified people challenging expertise gives us Disease Outbreaks.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    April 1, 2019 2:42 p.m.

    @zion: I would challenge you to get bit by a rabid bat then refuse the vaccine, to test your resolve to see if you are really anti-vaccinations.
    The mortality rate for rabies is 100% while the success rate for treatment with the vaccine is also 100%.
    So, want to put your evidence of how vaccinations aren't useful to the test?

  • Zion_in_Babylon Beverly Hills, CA
    April 1, 2019 1:37 p.m.

    The mortality rate for ALL communicable diseases declined to virtually zero years before the vaccines were introduced. Just look it up, government's own data proves vaccines did not stop disease. Improvements in public health, hygiene, clean water etc is what conquered disease. The measles scare is just a tactic to get everybody to pay billions of dollars annually to the pharma industry. All this hype about measles yet not one single death. Yet the federal government has paid out over 4 billion in vaccine injury claims, which includes over 4,000 deaths. And it is estimated less than 10% of all vaccine injured file claims. Here is the study they will never conduct - comparing the overall health and immunity of vaccinated versus unvaccinated. They say "vaccines don't cause autism." Yet they have no idea what does cause it, while rates of autism have skyrocketed right along with the increasing amounts of vaccines given to children. The vaccines themselves state all the carcinogenic ingredients and the many serious side effects right on the vaccine insert labels. Do you really trust the pharmaceutical industry whose products kill 100,000 Americans every year? No of course you don't.

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    April 1, 2019 1:00 p.m.

    That's because of all of these unfit parents who don't believe in getting their kids vaccinated. They should have their kids taken from them and be put in jail for child abuse.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    April 1, 2019 12:11 p.m.

    I am old enough that when I was a child there was no measles vaccine. Anyone who tells you its not that bad has no idea what they are talking about. It was horrible. Any parent who puts their child at risk of this easily prevented disease should be arrested for child endangerment in my opinion. There is no excuse for it.