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Mon Feb 2, 2015, 09:56 PM

Dangerous diseases have been eradicated because we all vaccinated our children.

These diseases are deadly.
Just because you don't remember what it was like before these vaccines, doesn't give you the right to endanger society.

On edit: CDC warns of a measles outbreak with more than 100 cases in more than 14 states.

http://www.immunizeforgood.com/fact-or-fiction/why-do-we-keep-vaccinating

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Reply Dangerous diseases have been eradicated because we all vaccinated our children. (Original post)
onecaliberal Feb 2015 OP
HockeyMom Feb 2015 #1
Liberal Veteran Feb 2015 #3
HockeyMom Feb 2015 #9
NuclearDem Feb 2015 #4
geek tragedy Feb 2015 #8
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2015 #10
MohRokTah Feb 2015 #2
onecaliberal Feb 2015 #5
MohRokTah Feb 2015 #6
onecaliberal Feb 2015 #7
Spider Jerusalem Feb 2015 #12
onecaliberal Feb 2015 #13
MohRokTah Feb 2015 #14
KingCharlemagne Feb 2015 #16
MohRokTah Feb 2015 #17
onecaliberal Feb 2015 #18
KingCharlemagne Feb 2015 #19
jeff47 Feb 2015 #24
KingCharlemagne Feb 2015 #25
Cleita Feb 2015 #11
MohRokTah Feb 2015 #15
Adsos Letter Feb 2015 #20
Cleita Feb 2015 #21
Adsos Letter Feb 2015 #23
onecaliberal Feb 2015 #26
Cleita Feb 2015 #22

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:13 PM

1. My parents didn't vaccinate me

because there WEREN'T any vaccinations. Oh, the horror of my all friends dying!!!! Grow up.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:16 PM

3. You were born prior to 1798?

I applaud your longevity.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:43 PM

9. Dpt and polio

Had all the other diseases, but no vax for them. Makes me an unvaccinated person for those.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:17 PM

4. Yes, we get it, you survived.

 

Now be off with your sick Social Darwinist garbage.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:38 PM

8. Glad you anti-vaxxer trolls think polio is funny

 

Too bad you're so stupid you think you can get away with claiming there weren't vaccines when you grew up. Unless you're around 190 years old.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:44 PM

10. Doctors generally perform that task.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:15 PM

2. We are EXTREMELY close to eradicating polio.

 

But I'm not sure the decades of work on eradicating polio won't be completely fucked over by the anti-Vaxxers.

The highest concentration of cases on 2014 was in the Taliban controlled area of Pakistan with over 200 cases.

All it takes is getting one infected child into Disneyland or some other venue for entertainment in the US, and Al Queda definitely knows this after the measles outbreak.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:21 PM

5. It's a very serious deal. There are many people

including myself who don't remember when these diseases killed and paralyzed. The Disneyland exposure has led to more than 100 cases and thousands exposed.

The CDC says 90% of the unvaccinated exposed people will get the disease.
It's going to get much worse before something is done. I wonder why the low intellect and just plain crazy are always allowed to put society and lives at risk needlessly.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:25 PM

6. Back when I was a kid, parents LOVED vaccines.

 

They all remembered the horrors of these diseases.

So everybody complied with the recommendations. I got the MMR vaccine even though I had already had all three.

Those memories are dying and now younger parents have no fucking clue at how bad it can be.

And ridiculous Ayn Randian libertarian beliefs make matters even worse.

The biggest anti-vaxxer group in the world right now is the Taliban. This is the sort of people the Jenny McCarthy typse and the rest of the anti-Vaxxers are making common cause with.

And kids are dying of polio because of the anti-vaxxer bullshit of the Taliban, and that's why we are incapable of eradicating this horrible disease.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:29 PM

7. People definitely have no idea.

I got chicken pox but not measles or mumps. I was born a few years after the vaccine came along so I received it.
One of my children cannot receive the MMR vaccine. I never used to worry about it, but I have to admit this whole anti vaxx stupidity has me really worried.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:46 PM

12. You can thank the CIA for putting back eradication efforts, as well, unfortunately

the team that found Bin Laden? Guess what their cover was? Health workers enaged in vaccination efforts.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:48 PM

13. I was aware of that. It's sad and extreme unfortunate.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:49 PM

14. I know, and it sucks.

 

Jsut a few hundred per year.

Not even 1000 cases word wide per year. Not even half that any more.

We're so close and all that holds the world back from eradicating this disease is anti-Vaxxer bullshit.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:55 PM

16. I've generally stayed out of the lists on this one. But I must ask: are there some parents who are

 

refusing to vaccinate their children against polio? How can such a parental decision not to vaccinate against polio even be legal?

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:56 PM

17. Most anti-vaxxers refuse all vaccinations.

 

The religious and philosophical exemptions are enough in states with those loopholes.

In other states, they home school.

100% legal.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 11:03 PM

19. My God. I wonder what Jonas Salk would have to say. He didn't make a dime

 

off the polio vaccine; he just put it out there for the public for free. To see the fruits of his work undermined by this yahoo-ism just breaks my heart.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 12:32 AM

24. Polio is no longer a routine vaccination in the US.

Polio has been eradicated from the US long enough that the vaccine is no longer routinely given to children. The disease only exists in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan now.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 01:10 AM

25. Is that right? I had no idea, just knew that it devastated families back in the 20th Century and one

 

of my personal heroes, FDR. I sort of assumed the vaccine was still being administered. Goes to show I should not have rushed in where angels fear to tread, eh?

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:46 PM

11. I believe so.

I got a shot for Diphtheria at the age of five and a Small Pox vac when aged six. Nothing else was available. No one talks about Diphtheria anymore, the cases each year are practically none and I don't think small pox is in this nation either. So it must work. In my day polio was the big scary disease, but today after generations have been immunized, it seems to be in the past as well.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:50 PM

15. The last case of smallpox in the wild on the planet was in Sudan in 1978.

 

Smallpox is eradicated in the wild.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 11:14 PM

20. My wife is a Pediatrics nurse.

She says that many of the younger pediatricians have never actually seen a case of measles. That is how far we had come in making it non-existent in the US.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 11:25 PM

21. Or probably whooping cough, which I got at the age of four, but is now

immunized against.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 11:28 PM

23. Yup. Although they've certainly begun to see it

I do believe it has made a troublesome reappearance, at least in California.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 10:52 AM

26. Yes, whooping cough is back in California

And measles too. What is the common thread. We have a highest amount of science deniers.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 11:27 PM

22. Even in my old age I get all the shots I should have like flu and pnuemonia

because I know how hard it is to fight it off, but also not to spread it to others who might be more vulnerable than even me.

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