Anti-vaxxers in power

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by ed » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:20 pm

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Thought you were Lister for a minute there.
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

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ed wrote:
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Thought you were Lister for a minute there.
Your hard disk still in the freezer?

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Time stops if you put a clock in the freezer.

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

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↑ You're an expert at time-stopping, we know.



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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:42 am

4 European countries just lost their measles elimination status, and the US could be next
  • The measles are making a comeback in four European countries where the virus had been declared “eliminated.” Strains of the virus are now circulating yearround in the United Kingdom, Greece, Albania, and Czech Republic.
  • Measles elimination is generally a good sign that a country has a high vaccination rate, because it means that no single measles strain is able to stick around in-country for more than a year.
  • Measles is one of the most contagious viruses on the planet, and can spread in the air even after an infected person has left the room. 90% of unvaccinated people who are exposed will get it.
  • The US eliminated measles in 2000, but come October that may not be the case anymore.
Measles, quite possibly the most contagious virus on the planet, is back with a vengeance across Europe and North America.

“We are backsliding, we are on the wrong track,” Dr. Kate O’Brien, Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Department of Immunization, told reporters on Wednesday.

The United Kingdom, Greece, Albania, and the Czech Republic had all previously declared that the measles was eliminated, but not anymore. Each of those countries has seen specific measles strains circulating for more than a year now, which means measles can no longer be declared “eliminated” within their borders.

The fact that four formerly measles-free countries are regressing is another indication that an increasing number of babies and kids are going without their vaccines. Public health experts say that in order to prevent the spread of measles, roughly 93-95% of a population must be vaccinated.

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There are lots of different reasons why these measles outbreaks are happening, but health experts say the backslide has a lot to do with vaccine hesitancy. O’Brien said many people in rich countries don’t “value” vaccines as much as they should.

“In some places we do see a complacency of parents, families, communities, and leaders to say these are diseases that we don’t see anymore, and this is not of high value,” she said. “It’s not worth spending time, energy, and potentially, you know, the discomfort of your child to get a vaccination.”

“We will continue to see an escalation of cases unless substantial and significant action is taken,” O’Brien said.
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:01 am

Mumps outbreak reported at College of Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - South Carolina health officials have declared a mumps outbreak at the College of Charleston after three individuals tested positive for the virus, college staff announced Monday, Sept. 23.

The South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed the first case on Sept. 17, 2019, and have since confirmed two additional cases, a College of Charleston spokesperson said.

College staff have isolated the individuals who tested positive, and are now verifying student immunization records to identify and contact those who may be at higher risk of contracting the virus, CofC communications director Ron Menchaca said.

The College is partnering with the Medical University of South Carolina to conduct a vaccination clinic on campus this week to provide high-risk individuals with access to the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine.
https://abcnews4.com/news/local/mumps-o ... charleston

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

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Now, that's a special one. :roll:

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by sparks » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:17 pm

"Not only in our nation, but in the High Court of Heaven!!!!!111AhundredEleventy!"

Fuck.

Well, after all, they wish to feel connected to something greater than themselves, so they've made this bullshit up out of whole clothe not quite realizing that they were already connected, far more intimately with something far greater than they could have (and did) imagine.

Poor miserable fucking myth fearing idiots.
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Post by shemp » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:57 am

Well, technically being an idiot isn't a choice, most idiots are born with it.
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:19 am

Though one can alleviate it through study.

Of course, hard to do that when one is an idiot.

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

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shemp wrote:
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Well, technically being an idiot isn't a choice, most idiots are born with it.
Nature over nurture? :mrgreen:





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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by sparks » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:34 am

Besides, it's a fact that people can't get sick in space. They can, however, get eaten by large insect like creatures first contacted on LV421. Just ask Sigourney Weaver. She's been there.

And the message is not an SOS. It's a fucking warning. :) Ash. You robotic shit heel!
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:07 pm

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Hitler wrote a book in prison detailing how he would do all those things, including little details like using gas to get rid of the Jews.

But of course he could not implement so amitious a program instantaneously. :)
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:27 pm

From April:
Trump says anti-vaxxers 'have to get their shots' despite his repeated statements linking vaccinations to autism

Donald Trump has said people "have to get their shots" in an apparent attempt to encourage vaccinations in the face of a measles outbreak sweeping parts of the US. In the past, the president has repeatedly linked vaccinations to autism.

"The vaccinations are so important. This is really going around now," he told reporters outside the White House. "They have to get their shots."

The president was speaking in the wake of a troubling resurgence in the spread of the disease, which was once eradicated. The number of measles cases in the US is now at the highest level since 2000.

Some 700 cases have been reported this year, and the spread has been largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.

The warning comes despite the fact that Mr Trump has repeatedly attempted to link vaccinations and autism, flying in the face of scientific evidence.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 87771.html