Anti-vaxxers in power

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:53 pm

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:38 pm

Making the rounds:

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:40 pm

somebody should charge their phone.

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:39 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Making the rounds:

Galactic Federation of Light
I looked that up, and wonder if it's (* cough *) genuine crackpots or satire:
A Summary of Galactic Federation of Light Messages

For the last several months I have been disseminating messages from my extra-dimensional contacts, a group of Pleiadians who are involved in the Earth intervention project. I am a conduit essentially, meaning we collaborate telepathically (exoconsciousness via the cosmic Internet) on each of the messages. This article is a summary with links to each entire message.

In short, a humanitarian intervention is underway on our planet, led by several hundred ET and extra and inter-dimensional groups referring to themselves as The Galactic Federation of Light. The Sphere Being Alliance is also used to describe them. You can find many other channeled messages from this group, as well.

We are benevolent in nature, hailing from neighboring dimensions (some you might call spirit realms), other star systems (i.e. Pleiades and Sirius), and the Andromeda galaxy. We are the forces of light, in essence, all working in support of our prime creator’s plan for our cosmos. There are several hundred groups working on this effort so for your ease we call ourselves The Galactic Federation of Light or The Alliance.

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:37 am

Maybe.
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:38 am

Church says Bible study class likely origin of measles outbreak

VANCOUVER, Wash. —

The measles outbreak likely can be traced to a Bible study class at Gracepoint Christian Church for the Slavic Christian Academy, the church said Monday.

A third-grader who was part of the class came down with the disease over Christmas break, said the school’s principal, Andre Dolbinin.
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He said the academy and the churches it’s associated with encourage members to get vaccinations for themselves and their children.

But some parents mistrust the vaccines. The mistrust may be a holdover from time spent living in the former Soviet Union.

Dolbinin believes a girl visiting from Florida over Christmas brought the infection to Clark County.
https://kval.com/news/local/church-says ... s-outbreak

A Russian-Floridian plot! :shock:

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:41 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:37 am
Maybe.
It's an old UFO religion out of the 80ies (!). See e. g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldan_Nidle.

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:45 am

Analysis after reading Wiki article:

Genuine crackpots, still around after a failed end-of-the-world prediction (in 1996).

Therefore a real (if rather new) religion. :coolspecs:
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by shemp » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:46 am

Witness wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:38 am
Church says Bible study class likely origin of measles outbreak

VANCOUVER, Wash. —

The measles outbreak likely can be traced to a Bible study class at Gracepoint Christian Church for the Slavic Christian Academy, the church said Monday.

A third-grader who was part of the class came down with the disease over Christmas break, said the school’s principal, Andre Dolbinin.
[…]
He said the academy and the churches it’s associated with encourage members to get vaccinations for themselves and their children.

But some parents mistrust the vaccines. The mistrust may be a holdover from time spent living in the former Soviet Union.

Dolbinin believes a girl visiting from Florida over Christmas brought the infection to Clark County.
https://kval.com/news/local/church-says ... s-outbreak

A Russian-Floridian plot! :shock:
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

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shemp wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:46 am
I knew ed was behind this!
It's always ed! (Well, he isn't an Old One© for nothing…)



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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:40 am

Measles outbreak declared in Philippines

Authorities in the Philippines have declared an outbreak of the highly contagious measles virus in several areas including the capital, Manila.

As of 26 January there have been 1,813 measles cases and 26 deaths, according to the Department of Health Epidemiology Bureau. That is a 74% increase from 2018.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-47153817

Tens of thousands infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar

Madagascar, the island nation off the coast of East Africa, has been hammered by its worst measles outbreak in decades. The secretary general of the ministry of health told CNN that more than 50,000 people have caught the disease since October 2018 and there have been more than 300 deaths -- mostly children.
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/07/heal ... index.html

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, WHO says

Measles cases in Europe tripled between 2017 and 2018 to 82,596 - the highest number recorded this decade, data from the World Health Organization shows.

There were 72 deaths from measles in Europe in 2018 compared with 42 in 2017.

The European countries with the highest number of measles cases from January to December 2018 were:
  • Ukraine (53,218)
  • Serbia (5,076)
  • Israel (2,919)
  • France (2,913)
  • Italy (2,517)
  • Russian Federation (2,256)
  • Georgia (2,203)
  • Greece (2,193)
  • Albania (1,466
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47157020

[Edit: just noticed they count Georgia & Israel as "European". :roll: ]
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by shemp » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:14 am

If only there was something that could prevent this.
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Post by Doctor X » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:48 am

Autism!

Autism prevents the measles!

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Witness » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:28 am

shemp wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:14 am
If only there was something that could prevent this.
Multnomah County Health Officials Notify 5,000 Parents to Vaccinate Kids in Next Two Weeks or They Can’t Attend School

Nearly 5,000 parents in Multnomah County were sent exclusion orders by health officials today, warning that if they don't vaccinate their kids before Feb. 20, those children will not be allowed to attend school.

Oregon state law dictates that children in preschool, childcare centers and elementary schools must be vaccinated or be granted an exemption for non medical or medical reasons.

As the Feb. 20 school exclusion deadline approaches, a regional measles outbreak has led to 54 confirmed cases.

Three Multnomah County youths recently contracted measles, The Oregonian reported, bringing the number of Oregon cases to four while Vancouver-area cases are at 50.
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Health officials say parents who receive an exclusion order should take it and their children to a primary care physician to get necessary immunizations.

For families who are under-insured or do not have health insurance, student health centers and community clinics provide low- or no-cost vaccines.

Multnomah County also plans to host three pop-up immunization clinics for kids to get vaccinated before the Feb. 20 deadline.
https://www.wweek.com/news/2019/02/06/m ... nd-school/



Side note:

Renewed today my diphtheria / pertussis / tetanus vaccines. We'll see if I get triple autism… :shock:

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Post by shemp » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:14 am

Triple autizm!? I'Z ALREDY GOTZ IT!!!
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Hundreds rally to preserve right not to vaccinate children amid measles outbreak

Olympia, Wash. — With more than 50 cases of measles in Washington state, there's been a new push to change the law. Washington is one of 17 states that allow parents to refuse vaccines for philosophical reasons.

But on Friday, hundreds rallied to preserve their right not to vaccinate their children. Lawmakers heard arguments on a proposed bill that would ban the measles vaccine exemption for philosophical reasons. Thirty-two other states have similar laws.

Measles is so contagious that an unvaccinated person has a 90 percent chance of catching the disease if they're near someone who has it. The virus can survive for up to two hours in a room where an infected person sneezed.

Measles vaccination rates here, at the epicenter of the outbreak, are now up by 500 percent.

"I think we're seeing people rush to the doctor now because it's real and it's been growing every week. And so folks actually see a real threat," said Washington Secretary of Health John Wiesman.

But opponents of the bill still think the measles vaccine is a bigger threat than the disease itself.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/washington ... OZCGaIYnwA

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Doctor X » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:46 am

The fatality rates in Europe are appalling.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:38 am

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Post by Doctor X » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:28 pm

I see that is an opinion piece hence the author's complete dropping of neutrality. Not that one can really present "both sides" of an issue between SCIENCE! and willful stupidity. This quote summarizes the problem:
That hasn’t stopped parents like Monique Murray from fighting against treating preventable illnesses.

“I don’t feel I’m putting my child at risk,” Murray told CBS News. “There’s nothing that’s going to change my mind on this on that specific vaccination.”
All I can say is, "Salieri."

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by sparks » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:35 pm

Beat me to it. :)
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