Anti-vaxxers in power

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:16 pm

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Doctor X » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:29 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:48 pm
Quarantines. Awesome. Great work, anti-vaxxers.
They are all natural!

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:56 am

MMR vaccine and autism link debunked again: MMR vaccine reduces ASD risk in subgroup of girls
Details: https://neurosciencenews.com/mmr-no-asd-link-12069/

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Fri May 03, 2019 1:51 am

Two die from measles in Switzerland as cases rise

Switzerland has registered two deaths from measles this year, health authorities said Thursday, stressing the importance of vaccinating against the highly contagious disease.

The health ministry warned that the number of measles cases was on the rise this year, with 155 people infected, including two who had died.

A man in his thirties, who had never been vaccinated against the disease, died after being infected by a family member, it said.

He had received the vaccination 67 hours after being exposed to the virus.

But "this post-exposure vaccination came too late: he developed measles," the health ministry said, adding that he died at home shortly after the first symptoms appeared.

A second man, in his 70s, whose immune system had been weakened by cancer, had meanwhile died shortly after developing pneumonia brought on by measles, it said, adding that it was unclear how he had been infected.
https://www.france24.com/en/20190502-tw ... cases-rise


And for the Schadenfreude:
Scientology cruise ship quarantined after crew member tests positive for measles

A Scientology cruise ship with nearly 300 passengers and crew members has been quarantined in the Caribbean since Monday after a female crew member tested positive for measles, according to media reports.
https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/natio ... d068657e77

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat May 04, 2019 12:11 am

Well, this is some bad news:

Premature Vaccine Launch Has Deadly Repercussions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just approved one of the most sought after vaccines in recent decades. It's the world's first vaccine to prevent dengue fever — a disease so painful that its nickname is "breakbone fever."

The vaccine, called Dengvaxia, is aimed at helping children in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories where dengue is a problem.

But this vaccine has a dark — and deadly — history. One that has led to criminal charges in the Philippines, sparked national panic and fueled a massive measles outbreak that has already killed more than 355 people.
Read the whole story, it's pretty interesting, although sad.

None of this has any bearing on the safety of the measles vaccine or other vaccines, of course. However, it will give ammunition to anti-vaxxers.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Sat May 04, 2019 2:34 am

Measles cases quadruple globally in 2019, says UN

The number of measles cases reported worldwide in the first three months of 2019 has quadrupled compared with the same time last year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The UN body said provisional data indicated a "a clear trend", with all regions of the world seeing outbreaks.

Africa had witnessed the most dramatic rise - up 700%.

The agency said actual numbers may be far greater, since only one in 10 cases globally are reported.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious health complications, including infections of the lungs and brain.

Ukraine, Madagascar and India have been worst affected by the disease, with tens of thousands of reported cases per million people.

Since September, at least 800 people have died from measles in Madagascar alone.

Outbreaks have also hit Brazil, Pakistan and Yemen, "causing many deaths - mostly among young children", while a spike in case numbers was reported for countries including the US and Thailand with high levels of vaccination coverage.

In total, some 170 countries reported 112,163 measles cases to WHO, in comparison to 28,124 cases across 163 countries during the same period in 2018.

The UN says the disease is "entirely preventable" with the right vaccines, but global coverage of the first immunisation stage has "stalled" at 85%, "still short of the 95% needed to prevent outbreaks".
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There are two stories here - one of poverty and one of misinformation. In poorer countries fewer people are vaccinated and a larger portion of the population is left vulnerable to the virus.

This creates the environment for a large outbreak to occur - such as those in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kyrgyzstan and Madagascar.

But rich countries with seemingly high vaccination rates are seeing cases spike too. This is because clusters of people are choosing not to vaccinate their children due to the spread of untrue anti-vax messages on social media.
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47940710

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Pyrrho » Tue May 07, 2019 11:47 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Doctor X » Wed May 08, 2019 7:43 am

How dare you confront my ignorance with your smarts!

Here! I burn you! Now I the smart!

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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Pyrrho » Thu May 09, 2019 12:41 am


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Thu May 09, 2019 12:43 am

Nature has no qualms. :lmao:

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Post by Witness » Thu May 09, 2019 2:30 am

Pakistan urges Facebook to take down polio vaccine misinformation

Pakistan urged Facebook to remove harmful polio-related content from the social networking site on Friday, saying it was jeopardising eradication initiatives and putting the lives of vaccinators at risk.

Polio vaccination campaigns have faced stubborn resistance for years in Pakistan.

In recent months Pakistani social media has been inundated with fake news reports and videos -- garnering thousands of views and shares in the last week alone -- claiming numerous children have been killed by the polio vaccine.

Thousands of parents have refused to allow their children to be inoculated.

"The parental refusals due to propaganda on Facebook regarding the vaccine is emerging as the major obstacle in achieving complete eradication of the virus," Babar Atta, who is helping oversee the country's vaccination drive, said in a statement.

Atta has requested "Facebook's management to block and/or manage the dissemination of such anti vaccination propaganda from their platforms operating from within Pakistan".

At least three people were killed in the last country-wide anti-polio campaign in April.

The violence coincided with an outbreak of hysteria in cities across northwest Pakistan after rumours of children suffering from adverse reactions to a polio vaccine sparked panic, with tens of thousands rushed to hospitals.

Last week, around 10,000 vaccination refusals were reported per day in Islamabad, compared to 200 to 300 during the previous campaign, according to figures from the country's anti-polio programme.
https://www.france24.com/en/20190503-pa ... nformation

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Post by Witness » Thu May 16, 2019 1:04 am

Swiss MPs call for fines for parents who fail to vaccinate kids against measles

In the wake of a recent spike in measles cases in Switzerland, a number of politicians in the country are calling for tougher measures to ensure people are vaccinated against the disease.

A total of 166 measles cases were recorded in Switzerland from January 1st to May 6th this year, according to the Federal Office of Public Health. (FOPH) That is eight times the figure of 21 cases recorded in the same period in 2018.

There have also been two deaths from the disease – a man in his thirties and another man in his seventies. Such deaths are rare in Switzerland.

Swiss health authorities say that a vaccination rate of 95 percent is required to eliminate the disease in the country. Currently, however, this rate is 87 percent for two-year-olds and 92 percent for 16-year-olds.

Now a number of Swiss politicians are calling for the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination to be made compulsory.
https://www.thelocal.ch/20190508/swiss- ... nti-vaxxer