(Closed) NWR: Measles outbreak in US

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Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

FutureMrsHodgy:  j_jaye:  Right???? It’s terrifying. I don’t think people realize that just because you have “Dr.” in your title, doesn’t mean you’re qualified to give serious medical advice. It’s scary to think people are following this quack. The ones who are medical doctors apparently sat through all that schooling for no reason, because they are all idiots. It’s crazy that the anti vaxers think that Dr. Google is more qualified. That person actually doesn’t let their child get any medicines or shots (against the doctors’ wishes) and they have them write down anything they want to give them and then they “research” all the ingredients in them. I’m all about research, but not looking at Google and trusting the first website you see. 

Post # 62
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Busy bee

I find alot of the and anti  – vaxers have been those ass hats that want to seem or project to others that they are “unique” or just that much more educated than the “general” population. They are “better” parents because they chose this after a plethora or “research” (googling).  When in reality they are band Wagon jumpers and would have chosen this path simply because it was the new granola way.  They only choose to accept the “research” that benefits thier view point. 

They piggy back on the rest of society’s social responsibility so key for the purpose of pretending to be the “better” and “more informed” parent.

Of course to do this and be the better parent than all us Other uninformed low life parents who obviously don’t care as much about thier children as I do mine. I am willing to compromise my child’s health and the health of others to prove just how much of a better parent I am. 

 

Post # 63
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

FutureMrsHodgy:  I have personally had the vaccine (MMR) 4 times (yes..you read that right).  The Canadian protocol is first dose at 12 months, second at 6 years (or maybe it’s 5).  I’m from Newfoundland where you get a third in 9th grade. 

My 1st dose was given the DAY BEFORE my first birthday so someone at my highschool or when I was going abroad decided it didn’t count so I had to have it AGAIN at 18.  I have been told I should be immune for life.

Darling Husband just had a booster before we went to India – the doctor told us it usually takes 3 shots to be ‘immune for life’.  I don’t know it’s true – but it’s what I’ve been told.

 

Post # 65
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Can I just say how delighted I am to see that the majority of posters here have common sense and don’t buy into any of that anti-vax bull? Thank goodness!

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

People accept/reject science when it suits them (vaccinations, climate change, religion).

Post # 67
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

FutureMrsHodgy:  DH had a sore arm for a couple days – but he also got that needle along with 3 or 4 others at the same time (some in each arm).

I don’t remember getting the last one – I think I had it with a bunch of other stuff.  I do remember the grade 9 and a feeling of ‘dead arm’ and it being sore for a day or too.  I don’t remember any issues.

My university campus had an outbreak of mumps a few years back (most provinces here don’t give the 3rd booster so it pops up every few years and a dozen or so kids get sick on some campus) and a bunch of my classmates went and got boosters – i dont recall any of them complaining about side effects either.

Post # 68
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Busy bee

Everyone that I know (or at least know on a personal level) is vaccinated. Thankfully our parents were smart enough to listen to medical professionals instead of morons like Jenny McCarthy. So, while I’m not concerned for my own well being, I am concerned for society as a whole since this assinine epidemic of not vaccinating children seems to be spreading. Unless there’s a medical reason why your child cannot be vaccinated (so, an allergy or ACTUAL diagnosis), protect your kids people! FFS. 

Post # 69
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Blushing bee

This is a big topic in our family. I’ve mentioned it on here before but my Future Sister-In-Law refuses to vaccinate her two children, one of whom has autism (clearly NOT caused by a vaccine since he’s never been vaccinated and oh you know, VACCINES DON’T CAUSE AUTISM). We live in Los Angeles and one of her children goes to the school with the lowest vaccination rate in the state.

She believes this current measles outbreak is caused by people getting the measles vaccine and then shedding it. That’s right… she thinks the vaccine is causing outbreaks. I can’t even. 

Post # 70
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619 posts
Busy bee

I just want to give a shout out to the doctor who made the news last week for not allowing anti vaxx by choice esp. measels children into his practice. He went on to say that there are very small babies, pregnant women, and children who may not have been able to be vaxx’d due to circumstance, that visit his practice and he is not taking the chance to infect those people. Discriminative? Yes. But you bet your bottom dollar he has the best interest of thosemost vulnerable in mind.

Post # 72
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Winery

ajkklub:  I think this story about your Future Sister-In-Law sums up the anti-vaxxer movement. The mental gymnastics they engage in to justify their poor decisions is baffling. 

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

FutureMrsHodgy:  I’m not worried about myself or my husband because we’re both completely up to date on our vaccines, but we have a 6 month old baby boy who is too young to have gotten the MMR yet (he’s as fully vaccinated as a 6 month old can be). If he were to catch measles and the worst happened (he died), that would absolutely be on anti-vaxxers’ consciences.

Post # 75
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Blushing bee

FutureMrsHodgy:  crazyventures:  I know, it would be almost funny if it wasn’t such a danger to her kids and the public at large. We’ve done everything at this point to try to change her mind. If all the endless data we’ve shown her hasn’t helped, I fear what will. 

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