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How many unvaccinated kids in the U.S. die each day from "preventable diseases"?

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Truly curious.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 5, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Jan. 5, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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The CDC is quoted, in that article,  as saying the vaccine may be less effective than earlier versions and that may be contributing to the spike.

Non-vaxxers do not vaccinate against anything.  If non-vaxxers are to blame for the spike, why aren't we seeing other diseases (diphtheria, polio, rubella, etc) consistently going up?  We aren't.  

The pertussis vaccine is not good enough.  I think that is where efforts need to go, not on whining about the very small percentage of people (who do not owe me anything) who choose not to vaccinate.  The vaccine in use is not effective enough - that is a problem.  

Quoting Anonymous:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/13/health/policy/whooping-cough-epidemic-hits-washington-state.html?_r=0

Quoting Anonymous: Show me.

Quoting Anonymous:

Also the 'herd immunity' benefit of immunization still pretects the unvaccinated, as long as ~90% of people still recieve the vaccine. Look at some of the spikes in whooping cough where the local area's immunity dropped to 80something%. 

Quoting momto2boys973: Since the increase innon-vaccinated children is a fairly recent phenomenon, it's possible there's no reliable data available yet.




Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Jan. 5, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Nice find!

It turns out only about 40% of kids get the flu vaccines, so, without question, most people who die of influenza would be unvaxxed. 

I would be interested in learning how many of those kids were under 6 months.  All kids under 6 months are technically "unvaxxed" but they cannot be vaxxed because they are too young.  

Still, 90% is quite the number.  It must have been a good strain match last year ;)

Quoting SamiJ18: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/spotlights/children-flu-deaths.htm

For the 2012-2013 flu season, 90% of the children who died were unvaccinated. There were 105 pediatric deaths last season.

This was on the first page of results when I googled it.




Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 5, 2014 at 11:59 AM
I still wonder how many of these children were under 6 months of age?

Quoting Anonymous:

Nice find!

It turns out only about 40% of kids get the flu vaccines, so, without question, most people who die of influenza would be unvaxxed. 

Quoting SamiJ18: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/spotlights/children-flu-deaths.htm



For the 2012-2013 flu season, 90% of the children who died were unvaccinated. There were 105 pediatric deaths last season.



This was on the first page of results when I googled it.








Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 5, 2014 at 2:25 PM
http://amhistory.si.edu/polio/timeline/index.htm

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dm52sa.html

http://www.vaccines.com/polio-ipv-vaccine-information.cfm

I'm on my phone so I can't make them hyperlinks but feel free to send me your data

Quoting Anonymous:

You're wrong.

That 85% decline was between the years 1951 and 1955.

THEN the vaccine was introduced in 1956 when the death rate for Polio was already close to zero.

Look it up.

Quoting Anonymous: After the polio vaccine was introduced the disease took an 85% decline. If you'd like to thank clean water go for it but I'd like to give a shout out to Dr Jonas Salk for virtually eradicating Polio from the US



Quoting Anonymous:


Reading comprehension obviously ins't your strong suite.

I never said small pox and polio weren't a big deal.

I simply said these illnesses were on a steep and steady decline LONG before the vaccine was introduced (which means the vaccines are useless).

Quoting Anonymous: Because small pox and polio were no big deal in American history lol





Quoting Anonymous:

Depends where they live.

In 3rd world countries they die all the time. But that's not because they are unvaccinated. It's because they don't have proper sanitation, clean water, etc.

Unvaccinated children living in industrialized nations very rarely get sick.

The childhood illnesses we vaccinate against were on a steep and steady decline long before the vaccine was ever introduced, thanks to things like proper sanitation, better personal hygiene, etc. 



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