Measles Cases On the Rise Nationally

May 6, 2011 Full story: Patch.com 65

There's no doubt about it. Measles, a childhood scourge of decades past, is making a comeback.

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WTF

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 May 8, 2011
Of course they are on the rise. We've not been pacified by the lame tactics of Medicine, Government and Pharma who mislead us by constantly saying the Wakefield issue is proof positive that vaccines are safe, especially the MMR. To read more about the Wakefield issue, I recommend the following site that offers numerous oppinions of every aspect of it.
www.circare.org/autism/wakefieldindex.htm
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#2 May 8, 2011
Of course its on the rise. Parents were scared by arseholes like Wakefield into not vaccinating their kids. As measles is contracted through human to human contact there is the potential to irradicate this disease with vaccinatiion like what was done with smallpox.

For accurate info on measles go to: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/factsheets/infec...
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#4 May 8, 2011
http://justthevax.blogspot.com/2011/05/death-...

Death by measles

I just found the news that a young man died of measles in Germany this Spring. Germany has had more than 390 measles cases since the beginning of the year, mainly in the Southern most federal states (Bundesländer) of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

In March 2011, a 26 year old man, undergoing treatment for a non life threatening tumour contracted measles and died. While in hospital, he infected at least one further patient as well as several unvaccinated medical staff, including doctors. Dr. Martin Terhardt of the Professional Association of Pediatricians (Berufsverband der Kinder- und Jugendärzte (BVKJ)) states the obvious:

"It is unacceptable that unvaccinated personnel exists in hospitals. When unvaccinated doctors or nurses have access to intensive care, it becomes very dangerous, both for the personnel themselves and for the patients. Patients who are being treated in intensive care are often immuno-compromised - an additional infection therefore has to be avoided at all cost. Doctors and other medical care personnel must have adequate protection through immunization. The fact that a patient with measles could cause an outbreak amongst medical personnel is absurd."

Measles transmissions in a medical care setting seem to have become the norm rather than the exception (see California and Arizona 2008). In the light of the current strong measles activity in Europe (with world wide exports), everyone, especially care professionals, should check their immunization status and get boosters if necessary to avoid transmission (especially to vulnerable babies and immuno-suppressed).
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 May 8, 2011
If vaccines were truly safe, people wouldn't avoid them. But they are not, and some don't want to be vaccine damage victims. Solution? Make safe vaccines, if its possible.
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#6 May 9, 2011
http://www.unicef.org/media/media_25308.html
Measles deaths drop by nearly 40 per cent over five years
Africa leads efforts to halve deaths from a leading child killer by the end of 2005

EMBARGO: FRIDAY 4 MARCH, 00:00 GMT

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 4 March 2005 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced that countries are on target to halve deaths from measles, a leading vaccine-preventable killer, by the end of the year. Global measles deaths have plummeted by 39%, from 873 000 in 1999 to an estimated 530 000 in 2003 .

The largest reduction occurred in Africa, the region with the highest burden of the disease, where estimated measles deaths decreased by 46%.

"Progress of this magnitude is remarkable. I congratulate countries for their successful efforts in protecting children from measles," said Dr LEE Jong-wook, WHO Director-General. "I am certain that with increased commitment from governments and further support from the international community, even more can be accomplished."

Measles is an important cause of childhood deaths. Only a decade ago, measles killed millions of children each year and affected 30 million more, leaving many with life-long disabilities like blindness and brain damage.

"In many places where families once lived in fear of losing their children to measles, they're now protected by an effective and inexpensive vaccine," said Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF. "What clearer proof could there be of the value of investing in immunization?"

The dramatic decline in measles deaths is made possible through the commitment of governments to fully implement the WHO/UNICEF strategy for sustainable measles mortality reduction.
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#7 May 9, 2011
Cont:

The strategy seeks to achieve routine measles immunization coverage of at least 90% in every district and to ensure that every child from nine months to 14 years of age receives a "second opportunity" for measles immunization through routine services or supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) every three to four years. The SIAs have proven especially effective. From 1999 to 2003, more than 350 million children throughout the world were vaccinated against measles through SIAs.

As measles wards shut down all over the African continent, a long-term budget item in many hospitals can be freed up to save children from other diseases.

“We now have the opportunity to replicate this successful model as we tackle other child killers such as malaria,” Bellamy said, noting that in late 2004, Togo’s children received four life-saving interventions at once. The landmark campaign reached over 95% of the children under-five with vaccines to prevent measles and polio, mosquito nets to prevent malaria and de-worming tablets.

Millions of children still remain at risk from measles. Malnourished and un-immunized children under five years of age, especially infants, are at high risk of contracting measles and are more vulnerable to death. The vast majority of measles deaths are found in low-income countries. Each year more than 130 million children are born and "we must reach each and every one with measles vaccination," said Dr LEE.

The strong support of the Measles Initiative has been an important factor in the marked reduction of measles deaths in Africa. Launched in 2001, this successful partnership's core founding members are WHO, UNICEF, the American Red Cross, the United Nations Foundation and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Since 2001, the Initiative has mobilized more than US $144 million and has helped African countries vaccinate over 150 million children against measles.

Other key partners include the governments of Australia, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom as well as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

More details on the global measles mortality reduction, 1999-2003, are available in an article to be published on 4 March in the Weekly Epidemiological Record: http://www.who.int/wer/en/ . Further information on measles can be found in the WHO Fact Sheet entitled Measles: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/en/ .
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#8 May 9, 2011
FBOMBER wrote:
If vaccines were truly safe, people wouldn't avoid them.
Some people are ignorant fools, look into your mirror to see one.
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#9 May 9, 2011
Keep being the perfect consumer Mark. Do everything you're told to and have no independent thoughts. Thats why we have an autism pandemic that the experts are ignoring because they have caused it, and sheeple like you accept and support.
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#10 May 9, 2011
FBOMBER wrote:
Keep being the perfect consumer Mark. Do everything you're told to and have no independent thoughts. Thats why we have an autism pandemic that the experts are ignoring because they have caused it, and sheeple like you accept and support.
You don't seem to realise that you are part of the sheeple because you uncritically accept "evidence" from unqualified people. The people you take your "evidence" from are guilty of exactly what they accuse big pharma of doing.

They criticise vaccines falsely claiming they cause harm and that they don't work. This is demonstrably untrue as we can easliy check historical death rates of diseases and chart their decline once a vaccine for each disease becomes widespread - ie the measles death rate in my earlier post. As measles can only be spread via human to human contact its decline cannot be attributed to sanitation and diet - only vaccination.

Why do your "experts" critise vaccines? They have a vested interest in keeping people sick so they can sell their bogus books and bogus health products. Where will they be when science based medicine rids us of most of our ills? Your "experts" are like the snake oil medicines of old selling untested patent medicinces to line thier pockets at humanities expense. They are scum.
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#11 May 9, 2011
Mark pull your head out of your butt and do some critical thinking yourself. Siding with the status quo doesn't make you right. Its obvious the propaganda machine has brainwashed you into being a denier and a drone. Who do you think makes more money, Pharma or its opposition? Who has more to lose? Who makes and markets the problematic product?
What other explanation can account for the world wide pandemic. Remember, think ctitically.
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#12 May 9, 2011
FBOMBER wrote:
Mark pull your head out of your butt and do some critical thinking yourself. Siding with the status quo doesn't make you right. Its obvious the propaganda machine has brainwashed you into being a denier and a drone. Who do you think makes more money, Pharma or its opposition? Who has more to lose? Who makes and markets the problematic product?
What other explanation can account for the world wide pandemic. Remember, think ctitically.
This explains why you are a conspiracy theorist nutjob: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/05/explainin...
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#13 May 9, 2011
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/...

Vaccines and infant mortality rates: A false relationship promoted by the anti-vaccine movement

Published by David Gorski

The anti-vaccine movement is a frequent topic on the Science-Based Medicine blog. There are a number of reasons for this, not the least of which being that the anti-vaccine movement is one of the most dangerous forms of pseudoscience, a form of quackery that, unlike most forms of quackery, endangers those who do not partake of it by breaking down herd immunity and paving the way for the resurgence of previously vanquished diseases. However, anti-vaccine beliefs share many other aspects with other forms of quackery, including the reliance on testimonials rather than data. Even so, although the intelligentsia (and I do use the term loosely) of the anti-vaccine movement realizes and exploits the power of anecdotes and testimonials and how human beings tend to value such stories over dry scientific data, leaders of the anti-vaccine movement realize that science is overwhelmingly against them and that testimonials alone are not adequate to counter that science in the realm of public policy and relations.

That’s why, over the years, various anti-vaccine “scientists”(and I use that term very loosely as well) have produced poor quality, sometimes even fraudulent studies, which are then touted as evidence that vaccines cause autism or at least as evidence that there is actually still a scientific controversy when in fact from a scientific standpoint the vaccine-autism hypothesis is pining for the fjords. Examples abound, including the work of Mark and David Geier, whose studies led the to use chemical castration to treat autistic children; Andrew Wakefield, whose small case series almost certainly included fraudulent data; a truly incompetent “phone survey” commissioned by Generation Rescue designed to compare “vaxed versus unvaxed” children; and an even more incompetent “study” in which Generation Rescue used a cherry picked group of nations to try to argue that nations that require more vaccines have higher rates of infant mortality. These efforts continue. For example, last year Generation Rescue requested $809,721 from the Airborne settlement to set up a “vaxed versus unvaxed” study, despite the known difficulties with such a study and the low likelihood of finding anything without huge numbers of children.

To keep reading go to: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/...
Americans

Shorewood, IL

#14 May 9, 2011
What do you expect when you allow all these ILLEGALS HERE...deport!
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#15 May 10, 2011
Mark, the King of Troll and the King of Rants. More emotion and name calling than logic.
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#16 May 11, 2011
FBOMBER wrote:
Mark, the King of Troll and the King of Rants. More emotion and name calling than logic.
Fbomber look at your own posts - you have shown zero evidence to support your delusions.
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#17 May 11, 2011
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
Fbomber look at your own posts - you have shown zero evidence to support your delusions.
And you plagiarize to support yours. There's more to thinking and debate that copying things you read. I don't even bother reading the stuff you reproduce. So whats my position, and what evidence do you need? Lets see if you can get that straight.
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#18 May 12, 2011
FBOMBER wrote:
<quoted text>
And you plagiarize to support yours. There's more to thinking and debate that copying things you read. I don't even bother reading the stuff you reproduce. So whats my position, and what evidence do you need? Lets see if you can get that straight.
No I cite people who have read all the research, not cherry pick only those papers which support their delusions. If you are truly open minded you read everything related to the topic. Your last post just proves you are a closed minded fool.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#19 May 12, 2011
FBOMBER wrote:
<quoted text>
And you plagiarize to support yours. There's more to thinking and debate that copying things you read. I don't even bother reading the stuff you reproduce. So whats my position, and what evidence do you need? Lets see if you can get that straight.
Really? Kinda like these copy/ paste?
http://www.topix.net/forum/health/autism/TG9M...
comment 20
http://www.topix.net/forum/health/autism/TNRU...
comment 10
http://www.topix.net/forum/health/autism/TTSQ...
comment 9
http://www.topix.net/forum/health/autism/T39J...
comment 8
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#20 May 13, 2011
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
No I cite people who have read all the research, not cherry pick only those papers which support their delusions. If you are truly open minded you read everything related to the topic. Your last post just proves you are a closed minded fool.
You've eaten too many vegamite sandwiches aussie.
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#21 May 13, 2011
friend wrote:
Translation Queen Troll.

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