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Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:39 am
by LMP737
For a disease that by all rights should be wiped out due to the MMR vaccine it certainly is making a bit of a comeback.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/hea ... 719315002/

This is mainly due in part to the anti-vaccine movement that has taken hold not only in the USA but other countries as well. It does not help that Washington state is one of seventeen states that allows not only religious exemptions but philosophical exemptions as well. Both of which are completely idiotic. IMO any parent who does not get their children immunized is quite frankly a bad parent. Except of course those parents with children with actual medical reasons.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:47 am
by seb146
There are anti-vaxxer parents who are on the internet asking how they can protect their children against measles. I want to reach through the internet and... well... that's illegal but what the heck is wrong with these idiots???

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:52 am
by LMP737
They tend to be rich, white and educated. To be honest I'm not that surprised.

https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-conta ... d=60674519

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:58 am
by Jouhou
LMP737 wrote:
They tend to be rich, white and educated. To be honest I'm not that surprised.

https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-conta ... d=60674519


So sheltered, basically. Completely unaware the illnesses vaccines protect against are nasty and this isn't the right place for their anti-science conspiracy theorist BS.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:03 am
by scbriml
So, in summary - parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are upset that their kids are developing preventable diseases?

If it wasn’t so pathetic, it would be hilarious. :banghead:

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:13 am
by EA CO AS
seb146 wrote:
There are anti-vaxxer parents who are on the internet asking how they can protect their children against measles. I want to reach through the internet and... well... that's illegal but what the heck is wrong with these idiots???



Gosh, if only there were some way to, oh, I don’t know, maybe introduce a weakened or inactive version of the virus so the body could develop an immune response for use against the real virus if it ever infected the person? That’d really be something, right?

Oh, wait...

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:20 am
by Francoflier
LMP737 wrote:
They tend to be rich, white and educated. To be honest I'm not that surprised.

https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-conta ... d=60674519


Well, educated is a strong word here...

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:49 am
by LMP737
Jouhou wrote:

So sheltered, basically. Completely unaware the illnesses vaccines protect against are nasty and this isn't the right place for their anti-science conspiracy theorist BS.


I think part of the problem is that most people today don't have memory of diseases like polio, whooping cough or measles like older generations do and how scary those out breaks could really be.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:57 am
by einsteinboricua
LMP737 wrote:
I think part of the problem is that most people today don't have memory of diseases like polio, whooping cough or measles like older generations do and how scary those out breaks could really be.

I think the main part of the problem is parents who think they know better because they found an article on the 3rd page of Google or shared through Facebook that fed them false information.

I was actually surprised when my mom revealed she's an antivaxxer, and that the only reason I'm vaccinated is because schools back home demand that children be vaccinated or else they won't be admitted. She said she doesn't believe in vaccines but was never able to articulate why. And she was young enough to know the dangers of polio, measles, and even smallpox since all three diseases were rampant when she was a child (maybe not in PR but certainly around the world).

Every time flu season hits, I've told her to get herself and my grandparents vaccinated. But she knows better: if you get vaccinated against the flu, you'll develop the flu so it's not worth it.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:02 am
by OA412
What’s really heartbreaking is I’m seeing articles discussing posts from the children if anti-vaxxers who are turning to the internet to find out how they can be vaccinated without parental consent. Children shouldn’t have to do that.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:14 am
by TWA772LR
A guy im friends with on Facebook was expecting a baby and asked if he should get vaccinated. My response was this:

'Lets say they do cause autism. Would you rather have your child have an illness that is gaining exponential awareness and acceptance as well as more and more research is being done on; or get a dillapadating illness where they lose a limb or even die.'

My response is the reason why his child is vaccinated.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:34 am
by Airstud
TWA772LR wrote:
A guy im friends with on Facebook was expecting a baby and asked if he should get vaccinated. My response was this:

'Lets say they do cause autism. Would you rather have your child have an illness that is gaining exponential awareness and acceptance as well as more and more research is being done on; or get a dillapadating illness where they lose a limb or even die.'

My response is the reason why his child is vaccinated.


Even though they totally and 11,000% don't cause autism?

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:06 am
by TWA772LR
Airstud wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
A guy im friends with on Facebook was expecting a baby and asked if he should get vaccinated. My response was this:

'Lets say they do cause autism. Would you rather have your child have an illness that is gaining exponential awareness and acceptance as well as more and more research is being done on; or get a dillapadating illness where they lose a limb or even die.'

My response is the reason why his child is vaccinated.


Even though they totally and 11,000% don't cause autism?

I was just entertaining the part of him that was anti-vax.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:16 am
by Thunderboltdrgn
scbriml wrote:
So, in summary - parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are upset that their kids are developing preventable diseases?

If it wasn’t so pathetic,
it would be hilarious. :banghead:


IMO I would say that tragic is a better word. I really feel sorry for the children who obviously haven't chosen this themselves and
now suffering from a preventable disease.It's the same where parents don't choose to vaccinate their daughters against
the Human papilloma virus (HPV) which give those girls a reduced risk of getting cervix cancer.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:35 am
by Jouhou
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
scbriml wrote:
So, in summary - parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are upset that their kids are developing preventable diseases?

If it wasn’t so pathetic,
it would be hilarious. :banghead:


IMO I would say that tragic is a better word. I really feel sorry for the children who obviously haven't chosen this themselves and
now suffering from a preventable disease.It's the same where parents don't choose to vaccinate their daughters against
the Human papilloma virus (HPV) which give those girls a reduced risk of getting cervix cancer.


It prevents various cancers in males too.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:07 pm
by tommy1808
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
scbriml wrote:
So, in summary - parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are upset that their kids are developing preventable diseases?

If it wasn’t so pathetic,
it would be hilarious. :banghead:


IMO I would say that tragic is a better word. I really feel sorry for the children who obviously haven't chosen this themselves and
now suffering from a preventable disease.It's the same where parents don't choose to vaccinate their daughters against
the Human papilloma virus (HPV) which give those girls a reduced risk of getting cervix cancer.


Parents that don't vaccinate their children should be held liable for all downstream costs & damages.

Best regards
Thomas

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:08 pm
by A3801000
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Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:24 pm
by Ken777
People are really not that bright. Those against vaccines because of what they have been told are the same ones that believed Trump when he was riding their Birther Wave.

These people have every tight to keep their kids from vaccines, but those who don't should be required to home school their kids. No vaccine certificate then the kids are not allowed in public schools.

and when they do catch something that could has re been avoided with a vaccine the kids need to be isolated from at-risk Americans. like pregnant women.

As far as Trump's stupid comment on Autism coming from the vaccines, that has ben scientifically proven wrong . Typical Trump

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:19 am
by Tugger
EA CO AS wrote:
Gosh, if only there were some way to, oh, I don’t know, maybe introduce a weakened or inactive version of the virus so the body could develop an immune response for use against the real virus if it ever infected the person? That’d really be something, right?

Oh, wait...

You know, it's time for some really smart company or doctor or pharma to come out with an "organic, all natural" series of vaccines... Ones certified to have no harmful chemicals in it formulation or manufacture, made from only the purest water and mountain air and cleanest trustworthy labs.... etc. :angel:

And it should only cost 100 times more that the industrially produced dirty vaccines currently on the market.

Maybe hire the pope and Oprah who together hand carry each dose through producing it, Kylie or Kourtney could testify how wonderful it is (this version might cost 1000x more.)

I mean I bet a bunch of the current batch of anti-vaxxer parents would jump at the chance to still prove how much better and smarter they are then those regular schmucky parents, while being able to safeguard their beautiful little cherubs!

Hey, just an idea.

Tugg

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:09 am
by seb146
Tugger wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
Gosh, if only there were some way to, oh, I don’t know, maybe introduce a weakened or inactive version of the virus so the body could develop an immune response for use against the real virus if it ever infected the person? That’d really be something, right?

Oh, wait...

You know, it's time for some really smart company or doctor or pharma to come out with an "organic, all natural" series of vaccines... Ones certified to have no harmful chemicals in it formulation or manufacture, made from only the purest water and mountain air and cleanest trustworthy labs.... etc. :angel:

And it should only cost 100 times more that the industrially produced dirty vaccines currently on the market.

Maybe hire the pope and Oprah who together hand carry each dose through producing it, Kylie or Kourtney could testify how wonderful it is (this version might cost 1000x more.)

I mean I bet a bunch of the current batch of anti-vaxxer parents would jump at the chance to still prove how much better and smarter they are then those regular schmucky parents, while being able to safeguard their beautiful little cherubs!

Hey, just an idea.

Tugg


There are those "I only feed my child organic, gluten free, non-GMO, locally sourced, vegan" parents and then, there are "but some article I half-read on the internet said something about..."

There would totally be those parents who demand the gluten free, etc. vaccine, but there would still be the parents who insist that it is poison because of some half-baked article they skimmed a few years ago.

I wonder if there are anti-vaxxers with autistic children?

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:07 am
by bgm
Not vaccinating your children should be treated as child neglect. It's disgusting that in 2019 there are measles outbreaks in the US. I wonder how many of these anti-vaxxers were vaccinated themselves as kids.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:33 am
by tommy1808
bgm wrote:
I wonder how many of these anti-vaxxers were vaccinated themselves as kids.


They where also surrounded by lead based paint, and it would appear in social media that a good bunch of them shares "I had lead painted toys as a kid and I am ok" memes too....

Best regards
Thomas

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:11 pm
by CitizenJustin
Ken777 wrote:
People are really not that bright. Those against vaccines because of what they have been told are the same ones that believed Trump when he was riding their Birther Wave.

These people have every tight to keep their kids from vaccines, but those who don't should be required to home school their kids. No vaccine certificate then the kids are not allowed in public schools.

and when they do catch something that could has re been avoided with a vaccine the kids need to be isolated from at-risk Americans. like pregnant women.

As far as Trump's stupid comment on Autism coming from the vaccines, that has ben scientifically proven wrong . Typical Trump




“These people have every tight to keep their kids from vaccines”

Do they? There’s a lot of dead kids out there who’s parents bought into the hysteria and refused to vaccinate. These children would be alive today if they were vaccinated. Another issue is that anti-vaxx parents don’t stop at vaccines. They’re often skeptical of all healthcare and end up killing their child. Mandatory vaccines aren’t controversial in many other countries. Why this anti-science nonsense is so prevalent in the U.S. is highly concerning. Common sense is a rare commodity these days.

Why should helpless children be at the mercy of ignorant parents? Have you seen the pictures of children suffering from diseases once thought to be eradicated? They’re covered in sores, hooked up to machines and suffering. Why on earth do you believe parents have the right to make decisions that could result in death and widespread outbreak? The World Health Organization now considers vaccine hesitancy to be one of the top ten threats facing humanity. This isn’t about choice, it’s protecting children and the public.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:34 am
by WarRI1
How do you live with the fact that you killed your own child by denying them the protection of modern medicine? I find it insane. There are enough things out there to fend off without this dumb growing practice. I say thank whomever was smart enough to find these cures.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:44 am
by fr8mech
So, first of all, like it or not, we do have a right to refuse any medical care we don't want to partake in. Sooooooo, as we all should know and understand, while you are free to exercise your rights, you are not free from the consequences that may arise from exercising those rights.

If you choose to not vaccinate your child, your child can not attend public school. End sentence.

A private school may be an option, but the state should not certify any school that does not require vaccinations as a condition of enrollment.

Further, at the federal level, SNAP, WIC, etc, should also be withheld until a vaccination certificate is presented.

The religious exemption is a little trickier...First Amendment and all. Personally, the government would provide a tax credit to the stupid...I mean principled parents, that can only be claimed if it is used at an accredited school.

Yeah, I know, kinda simplistic and contrary to my strong libertarian streak, but your rights end where my rights begin. And, I'm a firm believer that the herd protection provided by immunizations out-weighs any concerns you may have that your little urchin will develop a malady that drops it on the autism spectrum.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:52 am
by Airstud
fr8mech wrote:
The religious exemption is a little trickier.


Is it? California did away with the religious exemption several years ago and the state seems stable enough (for California anyway :boggled: ).

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:58 am
by WarRI1
Airstud wrote:
fr8mech wrote:
The religious exemption is a little trickier.


Is it? California did away with the religious exemption several years ago and the state seems stable enough (for California anyway :boggled: ).


I am not sure, but I thought I saw on the news about California doing that and then they made so many exemptions as to make it easy again to attend public schools without a vaccination. It was because of an outbreak at Disneyland.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:57 am
by fr8mech
Airstud wrote:
Is it? California did away with the religious exemption several years ago and the state seems stable enough (for California anyway :boggled: ).


A quick Google-machine search turns up that medical exemptions, quite coincidentally of course, have increased. It looks like the elimination of the religious exemption has withstood the state court challenge. i wonder if anyone is going to try and kick up to a federal court.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:21 am
by DocLightning
fr8mech wrote:
Airstud wrote:
Is it? California did away with the religious exemption several years ago and the state seems stable enough (for California anyway :boggled: ).


A quick Google-machine search turns up that medical exemptions, quite coincidentally of course, have increased. It looks like the elimination of the religious exemption has withstood the state court challenge. i wonder if anyone is going to try and kick up to a federal court.


There is Federal precedent that 1) religious freedom does not grant you the right to put other children at risk 2) public health directives can trump religious liberty.

As for Senate Bill 277, the increase in medical exemptions (going rate $350-400/ea) are an issue and there may yet be legislation on that. However, the rise in medical exemptions has not countered the prior refusals.

fr8mech wrote:
Yeah, I know, kinda simplistic and contrary to my strong libertarian streak, but your rights end where my rights begin.


The other issue is that children have rights. You can't just decline to feed or educate your child.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:21 am
by tommy1808
fr8mech wrote:
So, first of all, like it or not, we do have a right to refuse any medical care we don't want to partake in. Sooooooo, as we all should know and understand, while you are free to exercise your rights, you are not free from the consequences that may arise from exercising those rights..


yes, YOU have the right to refuse any medical care you don´t want to partake in. But your children are not you, they are their own persons, not your property. If you turn out to be a terrible guardian for them and their health, the government, specifically in place to protect the rights of its citizens, job is to keep you from doing harm to your kids (by putting the in potentially life threatening and totally avoidable danger) and to keep you from hurting/killing other peoples kids with your un-vaccinated bio hand grenade. .

If you choose to not vaccinate your child, your child can not attend public school. End sentence.

A private school may be an option, but the state should not certify any school that does not require vaccinations as a condition of enrollment.

Further, at the federal level, SNAP, WIC, etc, should also be withheld until a vaccination certificate is presented.


Generally correct, but why should a private school be allowed to be a public health risk? Do they carry fully liability if that school is a ground zero for a Measles outbreak, with the insurance coverage to pay those potentially billions in damages?

best regards
Thomas

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:44 am
by fr8mech
tommy1808 wrote:
But your children are not you, they are their own persons, not your property.


Sure, they are. I have complete responsibility for those children. I slowly relinquish that responsibility as they get older.

tommy1808 wrote:
If you turn out to be a terrible guardian for them and their health, the government, specifically in place to protect the rights of its citizens, job is to keep you from doing harm to your kids (by putting the in potentially life threatening and totally avoidable danger) and to keep you from hurting/killing other peoples kids with your un-vaccinated bio hand grenade. .


Almost correct. Not vaccinating a child, in of itself, has not been determined to be abuse worthy of terminating parental rights...at least not here in the US.

tommy1808 wrote:
but why should a private school be allowed to be a public health risk?


Because they are a private school. Now, like I wrote earlier, I have no problem with the state refusing accreditation to schools that don't have a mandatory vaccination policy.

DocLightning wrote:
There is Federal precedent that 1) religious freedom does not grant you the right to put other children at risk 2) public health directives can trump religious liberty.
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Has that been ruled on by The Supreme Court?

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:37 am
by bgm
fr8mech wrote:
Sure, they are. I have complete responsibility for those children. I slowly relinquish that responsibility as they get older.


Although you have a responsibility towards your kids, they are not your property. If you abuse your responsibilities (abuse/neglect etc), your kids will be taken away from you. The question is whether deliberately not vaccinating your kids is abuse. IMO it is, as you are neglecting your child's health by refusing to protect him/her from some pretty nasty diseases, as well as to others who have not been vaccinated.

Anti-vaxxers are a public health hazard and should be treated as such.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:45 am
by tommy1808
fr8mech wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:
But your children are not you, they are their own persons, not your property.


Sure, they are. I have complete responsibility for those children.


The hell? You think you have property rights to human beings? Have some slaves too?

You have responsibility for them, you don´t have ownership.

best regards
Thomas

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:54 am
by fr8mech
bgm wrote:
If you abuse your responsibilities (abuse/neglect etc), your kids will be taken away from you.


Yes, as I noted, when I partially agreed with Tommy. I disagreed with his proposition that not vaccinating is harming your kids, not the fact that the state can take your children away.

bgm wrote:
The question is whether deliberately not vaccinating your kids is abuse. IMO it is,


Personally, I don't think it's abuse. Neither does the law.

bgm wrote:
as you are neglecting your child's health by refusing to protect him/her from some pretty nasty diseases,


What if I let him ride his bike without a helmet? No floaties in the pool? You get the idea, As parents we have wide discretion on how we "protect" our children.

bgm wrote:
, as well as to others who have not been vaccinated.


Quite simply, an individual doesn't really have a legal responsibility to others in this regard.

bgm wrote:
Anti-vaxxers are a public health hazard and should be treated as such.


I don't disagree. Which is why I advocate banning them and their spawn from schools, or camps, or whatever.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:57 am
by fr8mech
tommy1808 wrote:
The hell? You think you have property rights to human beings? Have some slaves too?


Come on Tommy, you've sparred with me before and you know where I stand with my children, especially when they were younger. I had complete responsibility for them, and would be held responsible for them. As they've gotten older, that sliding scale moves from me (and the wife) to them.

I'm pretty sure you know I didn't actually mean I owned them.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:09 am
by Jouhou
tommy1808 wrote:
fr8mech wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:
But your children are not you, they are their own persons, not your property.


Sure, they are. I have complete responsibility for those children.


The hell? You think you have property rights to human beings? Have some slaves too?

You have responsibility for them, you don´t have ownership.

best regards
Thomas


In US law children *are* property of their parents. I feel this discussion has been had before. Regardless of a parent's parenting style with their kids, they still have to deal with them as defined by law, which is pretty much as property.

On topic: to push back on anti-vaxxer created outbreaks, they should allow and even recommend mmr booster shots to adults. The mmr vaccine doesn't actually provide lifelong immunity, maybe lifelong partial immunity. Anti vaxxer kids are making adults sick. We should be allowed access to a booster in light of this problem.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:23 am
by fr8mech
Jouhou wrote:
On topic: to push back on anti-vaxxer created outbreaks, they should allow and even recommend mmr booster shots to adults. The mmr vaccine doesn't actually provide lifelong immunity, maybe lifelong partial immunity. Anti vaxxer kids are making adults sick. We should be allowed access to a booster in light of this problem.


Agreed. Nothing prevents you from getting the shots, if you feel you need them. I received a bunch of "boosters" and other (yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, etc.) immunizations a few years ago when I was assigned to our accident investigation team. I just went and got them.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:27 am
by WIederling
fr8mech wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:
But your children are not you, they are their own persons, not your property.


Sure, they are. I have complete responsibility for those children.


But you don't "fill" that responsibility. Bad parent.
You endanger your own kids
and
you endanger those that can not be vaccinated for real personal health reasons.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:33 pm
by fr8mech
WIederling wrote:
But you don't "fill" that responsibility. Bad parent.
You endanger your own kids
and
you endanger those that can not be vaccinated for real personal health reasons.


That is your opinion, and quite frankly, mine, but we provide a wide latitude for parents to determine what is the best way to raise our kids. And, failing to vaccinate does not meet the standard of “abuse”.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:43 pm
by tommy1808
fr8mech wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:
The hell? You think you have property rights to human beings? Have some slaves too?


Come on Tommy, you've sparred with me before and you know where I stand with my children, especially when they were younger. I had complete responsibility for them, and would be held responsible for them. As they've gotten older, that sliding scale moves from me (and the wife) to them.

I'm pretty sure you know I didn't actually mean I owned them.


Yeah, you and i just draw the line in different places.

fr8mech wrote:
nd, failing to vaccinate does not meet the standard of “abuse”.


if your kid ends up dead, or impaired, because of not being vaccinated it would even go beyond mere "abuse". If a parents negligence gets a child killed, it should be prosecuted as a felony, like i assume usually happens if reckless endangerment gets someone killed.

And that is a matter of definition, we throw parents in jail for up to half a year if they don´t send their kids to school .... and rightly so.... because that is abusive.

Jouhou wrote:
In US law children *are* property of their parents. I feel this discussion has been had before. Regardless of a parent's parenting style with their kids, they still have to deal with them as defined by law, which is pretty much as property..


Yeah, i know that is one of the areas where US law is way beyond the wave.

best regards
Thomas

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:12 am
by Zentraedi
Why don't we introduce some accountability into the mix?

Your kid gets measles and possibly dies? Why not treat it like a parent that doesn't use seat belts for their kids or those vegan parent who fed their newborn nuts/juice till it died?

Your unvaccinated kid pops up with measles in public? Why not treat that like people with AIDS/HIV who engage unprotected sex without informing their partners? Just make the parents financially and criminally liable for any consequences.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:49 pm
by A3801000
6 year old boys nearly dies, parents still refuse to vaccinate him:

Six days after the child cut his forehead while playing on a farm, he began crying, clenching his jaw, and experiencing severe muscle spasms that caused him to arch his neck and back uncontrollably. The parents contacted emergency medical services when their son began struggling to breathe. He was airlifted to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital where he spent 47 days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and a total of eight weeks in the hospital, a stay which totaled $811,929. That number does not include air transportation to the hospital or the 17 days the child spent in an inpatient rehabilitation program, learning to walk again.
Vaccines for tetanus are so effective that most pediatricians in the United States never see a case like this.
Before leaving the hospital, the parents declined a dose of the tetanus vaccine DTaP, as well as all other recommended immunizations.

http://mynorthwest.com/1302286/critical ... xemptions/

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:40 pm
by tommy1808
Will they be indicted or does the "I believe in Jebus, so I can murder my child" excuse valid in that state?

Best regards
Thomas

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:39 pm
by stl07
A3801000 wrote:
6 year old boys nearly dies, parents still refuse to vaccinate him:

Six days after the child cut his forehead while playing on a farm, he began crying, clenching his jaw, and experiencing severe muscle spasms that caused him to arch his neck and back uncontrollably. The parents contacted emergency medical services when their son began struggling to breathe. He was airlifted to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital where he spent 47 days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and a total of eight weeks in the hospital, a stay which totaled $811,929. That number does not include air transportation to the hospital or the 17 days the child spent in an inpatient rehabilitation program, learning to walk again.
Vaccines for tetanus are so effective that most pediatricians in the United States never see a case like this.
Before leaving the hospital, the parents declined a dose of the tetanus vaccine DTaP, as well as all other recommended immunizations.

http://mynorthwest.com/1302286/critical ... xemptions/

I wonder if the school is allowed to sue the parents for "interfering with the child's ability to learn"

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:42 pm
by cjg225
Lying on my couch at 8:00pm last night, got a text from one of my employees asking if there are options for Sunday pickup with Monday delivery. Generally, that kind of question means someone from our commercial team said there's an "emergency" order to fill. Turns out it is an order of MMR for Washington because they're actually running out of the vaccine with so many people trying to get them or their kids vaccinated given the outbreak.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:06 pm
by flyingclrs727
seb146 wrote:
There are anti-vaxxer parents who are on the internet asking how they can protect their children against measles. I want to reach through the internet and... well... that's illegal but what the heck is wrong with these idiots???


If they're really antivaxxers, they should seek out people with measles and hold a measles party for their kids. That way their kids can have lifetime immunity to measles. That's what lots of people did before there was a vaccine. Likewise people used to have chickenpox parties too.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:44 am
by LMP737
fr8mech wrote:
So, first of all, like it or not, we do have a right to refuse any medical care we don't want to partake in. Sooooooo, as we all should know and understand, while you are free to exercise your rights, you are not free from the consequences that may arise from exercising those rights.
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The problem of course is that when it comes to vaccinations other people will suffer the consequences if you choose not to immunize. Newborns or people who can't get vaccines due to compromised immune systems who rely on herd immunity.

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:53 am
by Francoflier
cjg225 wrote:
Lying on my couch at 8:00pm last night, got a text from one of my employees asking if there are options for Sunday pickup with Monday delivery. Generally, that kind of question means someone from our commercial team said there's an "emergency" order to fill. Turns out it is an order of MMR for Washington because they're actually running out of the vaccine with so many people trying to get them or their kids vaccinated given the outbreak.



Lol. Sounds like a bunch of anti-vaxxers recently saw the light over there...

I wonder if they'll post all about their sudden epiphany on Facebook?
:scratchchin:

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:02 am
by FatCat
are vaccines for children free in the US?
or are also covered by the medical insurance?

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:45 am
by A3801000
'The parents of more than three dozen unvaccinated kids want them back in school. A judge said no.'

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2 ... e-said-no/