Anti-vaxxers in power

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by sparks » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:39 am

Or move out of New Jersey.

Great.

And we'll shoot the fuckers at the state line.
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:01 am

Two killed in attack targeting polio vaccination team in Pakistan

Officers killed while on their way to accompany a polio vaccination team in northwest Lower Dir district.

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Since 2012, at least 98 people have been killed in attacks targeting polio vaccination teams in Pakistan, according to an Al Jazeera tally.

On Monday, Pakistan launched its latest National Immunisation Day, aiming to reach more than 39 million children under the age of five across the country with polio and other routine immunisations.

More than 260,000 staff take part in each immunisation effort, which involves vaccination teams being sent door to door in every district across the country of 207 million people.

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Pakistan's efforts to eradicate the debilitating disease, which targets children and can cause paralysis or loss of limb function, have been hampered for years by false rumours regarding the effects of the vaccine, including conspiracy theories alleging that it is part of a plot to sterilise or otherwise harm Muslims.

Worldwide efforts to eradicate the disease through the use of vaccine have largely been successful, reducing the number of cases from more than 350,000 in 1988 to 33 in 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

It remains endemic, however, in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, although the West African nation has not reported a case since 2016.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/ ... 19184.html

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by shemp » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:50 am

Fucking worthless stupid degenerate scumbag vermin.
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by sparks » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:07 am

How do you really feel about them shemp? :)
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:39 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 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:54 pm

Update:
Samoa ends measles state of emergency as infection rate slows

A mass vaccination drive covering 95 percent of population brings deadly disease under control.

The South Pacific island nation of Samoa has lifted a six-week state of emergency after the infection rate from a measles outbreak that killed 81 people was brought under control.

The highly-infectious disease swept through Samoa in November, infecting more than 5,600 people. Most of the victims were babies and young children.

The government said in a statement late on Saturday that the emergency orders, which included aggressive measures to contain the virus such as closing schools and restricting travel, had been lifted
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Death and infection rates in Samoa started to slow in mid-December after a vaccine drive pushed immunisation rates towards 95 percent, the level health experts say is effective in creating "herd immunity" that can contain the disease.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/ ... 59134.html

Vaccines work. How surprising. :roll:

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:17 am

Events promoting vaccination called off in Nevada after harassing comments were posted on social media :|
(CNN)A non-profit that promotes vaccinations in Nevada canceled two events after anti-vaxxers posted harassing comments against the host venues on social media.

Immunize Nevada scheduled two fundraising breakfasts in December to honor health care employees who help with vaccinations. Online harassment and concerns of protesters coming to the events drove the organization to cancel the Reno and Las Vegas events.
"We looked at the whole picture and because we knew that these events were to be celebrations in honor of immunization champions in Nevada, we didn't want there to be any risk," Executive Director Heidi Parker of Immunize Nevada told CNN on Monday.
There has been an "increase in harassment and anti-vax extremist behavior," Parker said. She cited anti-vaccination supporters speaking up at a meeting of Nevada's legislative health care committee, which she spoke at on December 11.
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by shemp » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:20 am

That's a lot of stupid in a small space, could turn into a Black Hole of Stoopid!
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:16 pm

Stupid never dies. :|
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by shemp » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:14 am

Jesus H. Fucking Christ, the stupid burns hotter than the Sun!
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:55 pm

DR Congo measles: More than 6,000 dead in world's worst outbreak

The number of people killed by a measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed 6,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

The WHO says the epidemic is the world's largest and fastest moving.

Around 310,000 suspected measles cases have been reported since the start of 2019, the WHO says.

The Congolese government and the WHO launched an emergency vaccination programme last September.

More than 18 million children under five were vaccinated across the country in 2019, the WHO says.

But poor infrastructure, attacks on health centres and a lack of access to routine healthcare have all hindered efforts to stop the spread of the disease.

Every one of the country's 26 provinces has reported cases of measles since the outbreak was declared in June last year.

DR Congo is also experiencing the second most deadly outbreak of Ebola the world has ever seen but this has killed less than half as many people as measles in the country.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51028791

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Fid » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:18 am

Ha! Take that Ebola.
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:27 am

Wasn't sure whether to post this in Thought-Provoking Graphs or Cunt of the Week. "Vaccine Course" merely flipped the same meaningless line and got your antivax propaganda right here.

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:29 am

shemp wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:14 am
Jesus H. Fucking Christ, the stupid burns hotter than the Sun!
More like "oozes more than Cuyahoga River sludge."
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:07 am

Fewer in U.S. Continue to See Vaccines as Important
  • 84% in U.S. say vaccinating children is important, down from 94% in 2001
  • 86% say vaccines are not more dangerous than the diseases they prevent
  • 45% of Americans say vaccines do not cause autism in children
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https://news.gallup.com/poll/276929/few ... rtant.aspx