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    Whooping cough could reach highest levels since 1959

    As of July, nearly 18,000 cases have been reported, more than twice as many as at this time last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. At this pace, the number of whooping cough cases will surpass every year since 1959.

    Whooping cough could reach highest levels since 1959
    it has made me sad to follow the resurgence of this previously rare disease. unvaccinated children are eight times more likely to contract pertussis.

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    Re: Whooping cough could reach highest levels since 1959

    JENNY MCCARTHY BODY COUNT

    I also blame trail lawyers who want to make the billions from suing vaccine manufacturers.

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    Re: Whooping cough could reach highest levels since 1959

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it has made me sad to follow the resurgence of this previously rare disease. unvaccinated children are eight times more likely to contract pertussis.
    Un-vaccinated children no doubt play a part, but it's not just them. Vaccinated children are also catching it; the vaccine may not be effective enough. Booster shots are a good idea for children and adults likely to be exposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romulus View Post
    JENNY MCCARTHY BODY COUNT

    I also blame trail lawyers who want to make the billions from suing vaccine manufacturers.
    much of it is the legacy of Wakefield and his fraudulent study. it encouraged an entire network of well-meaning "natural" blogs which scare parents away from vaccinating their small children for fear of autism. though the claim has been thoroughly debunked and Lancet has retracted his initial study, the damage is difficult to reverse. it's important to remember that high infant mortality, pertussis, and an average human lifespan of 40 years are all "natural," as well.

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    Re: Whooping cough could reach highest levels since 1959

    Dear anti-science morons:

    You are literally killing people.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Whooping cough could reach highest levels since 1959

    Quote Originally Posted by Romulus View Post
    This x100.

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    Re: Whooping cough could reach highest levels since 1959

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Dear anti-science morons:

    You are literally killing people.
    The vaccine that was replaced was called DPT, because it was meant to vaccinate against Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (whooping cough). Cases of death did occur due to the DPT vaccination, which forced the production of the current vaccine. The current vaccine is not as effective, but the risk of harmful side effect is drastically lower. Adding to that is the fact that bacteria mutates to increase its chance of survival, and that the population is significantly higher than it was in 1959, which means more people are in in contact with others more frequently.

    It's not "anti-science morons", it's the circumstances involved.
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    Re: Whooping cough could reach highest levels since 1959

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Un-vaccinated children no doubt play a part, but it's not just them. Vaccinated children are also catching it; the vaccine may not be effective enough. Booster shots are a good idea for children and adults likely to be exposed.
    True, but vaccinations are not always 100% effective. That is another reason why herd immunity is so important.

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    Re: Whooping cough could reach highest levels since 1959

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    The vaccine that was replaced was called DPT, because it was meant to vaccinate against Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (whooping cough). Cases of death did occur due to the DPT vaccination, which forced the production of the current vaccine. The current vaccine is not as effective, but the risk of harmful side effect is drastically lower. Adding to that is the fact that bacteria mutates to increase its chance of survival, and that the population is significantly higher than it was in 1959, which means more people are in in contact with others more frequently.

    It's not "anti-science morons", it's the circumstances involved.
    People are refusing to take vaccinations due to fears of nonexistent side effects.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Whooping cough could reach highest levels since 1959

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    People are refusing to take vaccinations due to fears of nonexistent side effects.
    As background, I'm fully for vaccination. However, if you're that one out of a million unlucky bio-lottery winner, death can be the result. All vaccinations, all medications have side effects that can be intensely negative for a small percentage of users. But even if the chance is exceedingly small, one in a million - if it ends up being your child, well, that's the thought that motivates these folks to forgo vaccination.

    The percentages are not typically that small.

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