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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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romalove
by SakePrincess on Jan. 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM

They compared scurvy deaths to measles?

Oh dear LOL

I wonder if you understand the difference between number of cases and mortality of those cases.  Most of those extracts (If I believe they are accurate) are about mortality, not incidence.  Yes, there are various factors that come into play when determining why some diseases may be rising or falling at any given time, or why people were dying of them and may not have continued to die of them (better medical treatment of course being top of the list).

You have to take many factors into consideration when making these judgments, this is all too simplistic.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM

momto2boys973
by Ruby Member on Jan. 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Quoting Anonymous: Do you have anything proving this increase?

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


http://www.livescience.com/8948-myths-fuel-dangerous-decisions-vaccinate-children.html

"The number of children in private health plans getting properly immunized declined by as much as 3.5 percent last year, according to a recent report by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), a nonprofit organization that tracks health care quality."

"While some diseases have vaccination rates that top 90 percent, only about 75 percent of children 19 to 35 months of age were fully immunized in 2007, reports the NCQA."

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/report/2013/11/14/76471/the-effect-of-childhood-vaccine-exemptions-on-disease-outbreaks/

"In recent years, there has been an increase in state-level rates of nonmedical exemptions from vaccination mandates for schoolchildren. Nationwide, the ratio of nonmedical exemptions to state vaccination mandates still remains relatively low, but between 1991 and 2004, the mean state-level rate increased from 0.98 percent to 1.48 percent."

" In 2008, for example, the CDC reported 131 cases of measles in the United States—more than double the yearly average from 2000 to 2007. According to the CDC, “This increase was not the result of a greater number of imported cases, but was the result of greater viral transmission after importation into the United States.” The cases occurred “largely among school-aged children who were eligible for vaccination but whose parents chose not to have them vaccinated.”"

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/21/us/21vaccine.html?_r=0

"The exemptions have been growing since the early 1990s at a rate that many epidemiologists, public health officials and physicians find disturbing"

"In 1991, less than 1 percent of children in the states with personal-belief exemptions went without vaccines based on the exemption; by 2004, the most recent year for which data are available, the percentage had increased to 2.54 percent, said Saad B. Omer, an assistant scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2012/07/23/anti-vaccine-movement-causes-the-worst-whooping-cough-epidemic-in-70-years/

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2015215221_vaccines03m.html

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by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM

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by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM

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by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM

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by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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