Measles

The CDC says that the U.S. could “get hit with the biggest measles outbreak in more than seven years..” It is important to note that they don’t know if this is true or not-they think it might happen.

The article is toeing the party line about how it’s due to people not getting vaccinated, et cetera, et cetera, et cetra (for fans of the musical “The King and I”).

It gets interesting when one actually looks at the details of the article:

“Of the 59 measles cases among U.S. residents, 21 of the people were between 16 months and 19 years old — and 14 of them claimed vaccination exemptions due to religious or personal beliefs.”

So they admit that only one quarter of the people in the outbreak were the unvaccinated-but they still want to blame them for the fact that the vaccinated people got it.

Hmm…according to what the CDC says about the flu shots, even if you come down with a different strain of flu than the vaccination was for, you still have some protection and
the symptoms should be less severe. Shouldn’t this claim also work for other vaccines?

Are they counting people that had the very mild symptoms in this outbreak? Or they can’t admit that their vaccines don’t work, or the measles of today are a different strain than they used to be?

I also noticed Israel and Switzerland were mentioned as the countires responsible for the outbreak. Are we going to hear that we should boycott Switzerland due to the measels or just Israel?

And at the end of page 2 we have this:

“In 2006, health officials saw just 55 cases of measles all year, compared with the 64 they’ve already seen in 2008.”

In 2008 they only saw 9 more cases than in 2006. I notice they leave out the 2007 figures-wonder what those were. Could they have added the 2007 cases to the 2008 count so far? If they did that which they could have depending on when they say their year starts, then in two years there was an increase of 4.5 cases each year. If they didn’t add the two years together, when is seeing 9 more cases of anything considered an outbreak??

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  1. kandylini
    May 01, 2008 @ 22:57:52

    “So they admit that only one quarter of the people in the outbreak were the unvaccinated-but they still want to blame them for the fact that the vaccinated people got it.”

    That’s right. They sorely need scapegoats, especially since the nasty details came out about the Hannah Poling autism via vaccines case. Parents finally are growing a brain and asking questions about vaccines, instead of merely acquiescing to all shots during “well” baby visits.

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