Although the Centers for Disease Control declared the highly infectious and potentially fatal disease “eliminated” from the US in the early 2000s, it continues to spread, with the highest number of cases this early in the year since 1996, the CDC reported this week.
....Almost all of the cases were in people who hadn't been vaccinated.
Thanks a lot non-vax'ers!!
Asked by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on May. 28, 2011 in Politics & Current Events
My point is that I don't believe that the people getting sick are the ones not vaccinated. But the ones who had contacted with the sick person. Usually the sick person is a person who had recently entered the country from abroad.
______ The article states: 90% of the current cases were “imported” into the US by travelers who visited countries with measles outbreaks, then brought the infection home, sometimes spreading the virus to other people. Almost all of the cases were in people who hadn’t been vaccinated.
So, you are partially correct--it was travelers, but apparently there were unvaccinated travelers who visited another country and contracted the disease and then brought it home to the US.
In addition, even if a gene mutates, usually the original vaccine will offer some protection.
Answer by layh41407 at 1:44 PM on May. 28, 2011
Answer by layh41407 at 1:37 PM on May. 28, 2011
I'm not worried. My kids are safe.
I made an educated decision to vaccinate after weighing all the factors. I decided I'd rather risk the slight chance of a bad reaction to the death of my children from disease. Boy, would I feel guilty if THAT happened!!
Answer by layh41407 at 2:09 PM on May. 28, 2011
Answer by layh41407 at 1:56 PM on May. 28, 2011
This is anther source.
My family and my parents and my kids and grandkids are all vaccinated and healthy. I would hate to see another Polio epidemic or Whooping Cough ....any of those deadly diseases spread . Those of you who are too young and don't know about polio first hand have no idea how valuable the Polio vaccine is. It saves millions of lives. And theMMR.
But...it is your choice to refuse to allow vaccines ....and jeopardize the lives of your children.
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