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  1. sipgrinder

    sipgrinder said, over 2 years ago

    From UN WHO

    Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available.
    In 2012, there were 122 000 measles deaths globally – about 330 deaths every day or 14 deaths every hour.
    Measles vaccination resulted in a 78% drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2012 worldwide.
    In 2012, about 84% of the world’s children received one dose of measles vaccine by their first birthday through routine health services – up from 72% in 2000.
    Since 2000, more than 1 billion children in high risk countries were vaccinated against the disease through mass vaccination campaigns ― about 145 million of them in 2012.

  2. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 2 years ago

    I remember chicken pox. They’re still in me somewhere, waiting to come back out as shingles one day.

  3. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    Kip W: I almost died from chicken pox. This was in the 1930s when no vaccine existed. I got the shingles vaccine; I got shingles on my face. We still get into discussions over whether the vaccine made the shingles lighter or had no effect. Incidentally, it is not a one-side-only disease. My pox goes from under my left eye, across the forehead, and down even with my right eye. All still itch.

  4. badcyclist

    badcyclist said, over 2 years ago

    If you are taking advice of any sort from Jenny McCarthy, you have problems.

  5. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    My kids got the..then, new…measles vaccine just before we moved to Italy in the 70s. They all got measles anyway….the doctor thought it might be a slight difference in the strain. Measles were a fact of life for kids in the forties…“at least it wasn’t polio”.

  6. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    badcyclist said, 40 minutes ago
    “If you are taking advice of any sort from Jenny McCarthy, you have problems.”—————————————————————————————————————
    The problem is that a LOT more people than McCarthy have been spreading this garbage. A European “scientist” put out a completely falsified study saying that vaccinations lead to autism and other problems.
    As with other misinformation in our digital world, people started spreading the message via the internet that vaccinations were bad for your child and you should not get them.
    I read an article that in some California elementary schools, almost half the kids are NOT VACCINATED.
    Now that’s scary.
    People, listen to the people that went to college for an extra 10 years studying what’s best for your child. You know, those people in the white coats called Doctors!

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    I think we’re all in agreement on this one! VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN!
    Some pediatricians are refusing patients whose parents won’t vaccinate them, because they don’t want to expose their patients, and I think they’re right. If they are rejecting their pediatrician’s advice in the first place, why should the pediatrician have them as a patient?
    Vaccination isn’t perfect; it increases resistance, but it does not guarantee you won’t get something. “Herd immunity,” when roughly 85-90% of people are immune through vaccination or other sources, is our best defense against epidemics, and we’ve dropped below that in some communities — including some with “educated” people who ought to know better.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Sadly, martens, Jenny is merely hedging. She isn’t saying what she should say, which is that vaccines do NOT cause autism, her son did not get autism from a vaccine (nor did he get “cured” from it later), and all parents should get their kids vaccinated. Period. All she is doing is dodging the facts and pretending she isn’t responsible for a lot of deaths.

  9. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, over 2 years ago

    but it is only effective 50% of the time. better than nothing though.

  10. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    It’s not the government’s job to micro manage our lives, and it is most certainly not its job to practise medicine without a license. Not on us, not on our kids, nor on our pets and livestock. Yes, I know there are plenty of industry whores who hold medical licenses who are more committed to bullying the vulnerable than to dealing with their health, they enable government abuses.

  11. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 2 years ago

    What are you talking about?
    This is about maintaining herd immunity for diseases that should have been banished to the history books. Thankfully I grew up with all my peers being immunized and I never had to worry about the mumps or measles. We had the chicken pox until the varicella vaccine. Measles were for kids from my folks generation.
    Everyone understood working for the community. Y’know, working together for a common goal. I understand the people in power haven’t done much lately to garner our trust, but there are some things that work because it’s a fact. Meanwhile, one state next to me there’s an outbreak of the mumps. It’s like society has this rebellious stage against any authority like a teenager who doesn’t eat a balance diet and then gets scurvy.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago


    It IS the government’s job to “provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare,” and vaccination does both.
    Vaccination is one of the most successful initiatives of any kind in history. There’s no doubt about that.

  13. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    bring in more illegals with other diseases

  14. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago


    “bring in more….diseases”

    Whew, I am up on my current vaccinations so that is not a problem for me.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As a kid I had measles, mumps, and whooping cough, AT THE SAME TIME, and the doctor didn’t think I’d live through it. We don’t need to have kids die of preventable diseases. BTW, it wasn’t the vaccine that folks blamed for the autism, it was the PRESERVATIVE the companies used. For many folks, the current rage for flu vaccines is not relevant, but if you’re in an “at risk” group, it’s a good idea.

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