Anti-vaxxers in power

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by shemp » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:31 am

I got a pneumonia vaccine shot yesterday. Don't have autism yet. Will keep you posted.
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Doctor X » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:37 am

How would you notice?

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by sparks » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:05 am

By being overly excited about hubris like vaccine caused autism? :)

Hey, Jenny and her tits can't be wrong!11
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by HghrSymmetry » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:29 am

Kicking around the shingles vac. (the newer one...)
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by sparks » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:23 am

I'd get the damned thing myself but bloody hell is it expensive!
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Post by xouper » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:44 am

sparks wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:23 am
I'd get the damned thing myself but bloody hell is it expensive!
So are parachutes. :wink:

See for example:
http://www.paragear.com/skydiving/10000 ... -PARACHUTE

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:31 pm

sparks wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:23 am
I'd get the damned thing myself but bloody hell is it expensive!
If you're >50, your insurance will probably cover it completely.

https://www.consumerreports.org/shingle ... ould-know/

I think it is less like a parachute and more like leather chaps and jacket for motorcycle riders.

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Post by xouper » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:36 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:31 pm
sparks wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:23 am
I'd get the damned thing myself but bloody hell is it expensive!
If you're >50, your insurance will probably cover it completely.

https://www.consumerreports.org/shingle ... ould-know/

I think it is less like a parachute and more like leather chaps and jacket for motorcycle riders.
Tell that to a pilot whose wings just fell off after attempting an outside loop. :P

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by gnome » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:56 pm

sparks wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:05 am
By being overly excited about hubris like vaccine caused autism? :)

Hey, Jenny and her tits can't be wrong!11
I talked to her tits and they say she's full of crap. They are firm believers in modern science.
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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by Doctor X » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:50 pm

You trust silicon?

:freedom:

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Post by Witness » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:02 am

Italian health czar resigns over government's 'anti-scientific positions'

Walter Ricciardi of Italy's National Institute of Health slammed the populist government for threatening public health through anti-vaccine policies. He also warned against political interference in science worldwide.

The president of Italy's national health research organization, who announced that he was stepping down from his position in December, said Monday that the anti-scientific positions and xenophobic views of members of the current populist government were behind his resignation.

In an interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Walter Ricciardi of Italy's National Institute of Health (ISS) said that, "Representatives of the government have endorsed unscientific or frankly anti-scientific positions on many issues."

Ricciardi also said that after four and a half years at the institute, he had achieved the goals he set out to accomplish: the financial recovery, reorganization and relaunch of the ISS.

Italy is currently governed by the far-right Northern League and the populist Five Star Movement
https://www.dw.com/en/italian-health-cz ... a-46925950

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Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:26 pm

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Post by Witness » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:30 pm

Chickenpox Outbreak Hits North Carolina School With High Vaccination Exemption Rate

A North Carolina school where a high concentration of families claim religious exemption from vaccines is facing the state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in more than 20 years.

The chickenpox outbreak has affected 36 students at Asheville Waldorf School, health officials with Buncombe County said. The outbreak ranks as North Carolina’s largest since a chickenpox vaccine became available more than 20 years ago, the Asheville Citizen Times reports.

The Asheville Waldorf School has one of the highest rates in the state of families who opt out of vaccines based on religious beliefs, according to data from North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human services. Of the 28 children enrolled in kindergarten at the school during the 2017-2018 school year, about 19 claimed religious exemption from vaccines — a higher rate of exemptions than all but two other schools in the state, according to the Citizen Times.
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The chickenpox outbreak comes amid a startling growth of the number of unvaccinated children. Anti-vaccination sentiments have taken off among some communities in recent years, spurred by the myth that vaccines are linked to increased rates of autism that dates back to a now-debunked and retracted 1998 study. Despite evidence pointing to immunizations as an effective way to protect against diseases like chickenpox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this year that the percentage of children with no vaccinations under the age of 2 quadrupled since 2001.

The CDC also found an overall increase in exemption rates for kindergarten-age children, with Oregon holding the highest median rate.
http://time.com/5460215/chickenbox-outb ... reddit.com

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Anti-vax Movement Listed by World Health Organization as One of the Top 10 Health Threats for 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed vaccine hesitancy—the delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite their availability—as one of its top 10 health threats facing the world in 2019.

The phenomenon has taken hold in a number of countries around the world in recent times, and notably in the U.S. as well. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that while coverage of most recommended vaccines remained relatively stable and high in 2017 for American children aged 19 to 35 months, the percentage who have received no vaccinations has quadrupled since 2001.

According to a recent study published in the journal PLOS ONE, increasing numbers of people in many U.S. states now hold anti-vaccination views.

“Since 2009, the number of 'philosophical-belief' vaccine non-medical exemptions has risen in 12 of the 18 states that currently allow this policy: Arkansas, Arizona, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah,” the PLOS ONE study authors wrote in their paper.

Other countries with notable anti-vax movements include Australia, where around 40,000 children are unvaccinated because of the objections of their parents, and Italy, which introduced new rules in 2018 suspending the mandatory vaccinations that were required for children to be admitted to school.
https://www.newsweek.com/world-health-o ... rs-1292493

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Post by Witness » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:44 am

Emergency declared near Portland for measles outbreak in anti-vaccine hotspot

The case count is rising rapidly in area with unvaccinated children.

Health officials in Clark County, Washington, have declared a public health emergency for a measles outbreak in an area with a high rate of unvaccinated children.

As of Tuesday January 22, officials tallied 23 confirmed cases in the county, which is just north of Portland, Oregon. The case count rose rapidly, more than doubling since last week, and will likely continue to rise amid low vaccination levels in the area.

Nearly eight percent of children in Clark County were exempt from standard vaccination for the 2017-2018 school year, according to state records reported by The Washington Post. Breaking down that eight percent, about seven percent of kids had personal or religious exemptions, and the remaining one percent or so had medical exemptions. Factoring in the rest of the population, the county is below the 92-percent to 94-percent range some experts consider required to prevent the spread of highly contagious diseases such as measles.
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Public health officials have assembled a lengthy list of locations in which people may have been exposed to the disease. It includes health care facilities, churches, schools, Concourse D and the Delta Sky Lounge of Portland International Airport, an Ikea, Dollar Tree stores, the Moda Center during a Trail Blazers’ game, and Amazon Lockers.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01 ... e-hotspot/

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Re: Anti-vaxxers in power

Post by sparks » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:51 am

Jeebus Christ.

Looks like I got out of PDX just in time. Also looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing airplane glue...
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Post by Witness » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:11 pm

Vancouver-area measles outbreak: Kids traveling from Washington develop measles in Hawaii

Two confirmed cases of measles in Hawaii were in unvaccinated children who traveled to the Big Island from Washington state, a top Hawaii public health official said Monday.

Dr. Sarah Park, state epidemiologist for Hawaii, said Washington public health officials told her office that the family had been exposed to measles as part of the ongoing Clark County outbreak.

She said public health officials went to see the family and advised them to remain in the home where they were staying unless they could show proof of vaccination. Park said the home was on a large and relatively isolated part of the Big Island. She said state officials continued to keep tabs on the family during their stay.

“Basically we would check in with them and just make sure they were adhering to quarantine,” Park said.
https://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county ... awaii.html

Good old quarantine… :mrgreen:

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Post by Witness » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:42 am

Suspensions begin for missing immunization records [Ottawa]

300 students with French public board to be suspended today, more notices coming

More than 300 intermediate and high school students with Ottawa's French-language public board are due to be suspended Wednesday for failing to provide up-to-date immunization records.

Parents received "final notice of suspension" notices two weeks ago advising them they had until Jan. 30 to submit the missing information, or their children would be suspended and forbidden from returning to class for up to 20 days.

"The reason we do this is to protect themselves and protect the school environment from getting serious complications from these childhood diseases," said Lorette Dupuis, program manager of immunizations at Ottawa Public Health (OPH).

In the separate French Catholic board, 557 students have been given until Monday to update their records or they, too, will be suspended.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/i ... -1.4997347

Seems they test the vaccines on the semi-Froggies first? :notsure:

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:47 pm

Anti-Vaxx Mom Asks How To Protect Her Unvaccinated 3-Year-Old From The Measles Outbreak, Internet Delivers
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Having recently run a post about an enterprising 15-year-old looking to protect himself from preventable diseases after his parents let him down, now we have the other side of the coin. In the midst of a public health emergency in Washington state, in an area with a higher-than-average percentage of vaccine exemptions (what a coincidence!), one anti-vaxx mom has looked for advice on how to protect her 3-year-old from the measles outbreak.

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Post by sparks » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:11 pm

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