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    Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High


    Members of Amish communities in Ohio traveled to the Philippines for heartfelt reasons: They were there on service projects to help less fortunate people. Unfortunately, they came home with unwelcome hitchhikers: measles viruses.

    Those travelers hadn't been vaccinated against this highly contagious disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. As a result, they have triggered an outbreak of more than 130 cases, primarily among their unvaccinated friends and relatives in Amish communities

    Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High : Shots - Health News : NPR

    Seems to me a good reason for government to be involved in health care choices and for religion to stay in the church. I have never understood people not vaccinating, it is just as bad a smokers thinking second hand smoke is no big deal because they are entitled to their cigs.

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    Re: Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High

    Vaccinations and smoking aren't really comparable.

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    Re: Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post

    Members of Amish communities in Ohio traveled to the Philippines for heartfelt reasons: They were there on service projects to help less fortunate people. Unfortunately, they came home with unwelcome hitchhikers: measles viruses.

    Those travelers hadn't been vaccinated against this highly contagious disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. As a result, they have triggered an outbreak of more than 130 cases, primarily among their unvaccinated friends and relatives in Amish communities

    Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High : Shots - Health News : NPR

    Seems to me a good reason for government to be involved in health care choices and for religion to stay in the church. I have never understood people not vaccinating, it is just as bad a smokers thinking second hand smoke is no big deal because they are entitled to their cigs.
    So to keep communicable diseases from spreading, you are in favor of the government taking significant steps? Where would you have isolated all the people with HIV back in the day?

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    Re: Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High

    I had the measles when I was 5. That was before the invention of the vaccination. Trust me, you don't want that illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    So to keep communicable diseases from spreading, you are in favor of the government taking significant steps? Where would you have isolated all the people with HIV back in the day?
    If you want HIV then screw anyone bareback as often and as frequently as possible. If don't want the virus, wear a condom and not sleep with every John (or Jane) you encounter. HIV is completely preventable. Measles on the other hand is not except through vaccination.

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    Re: Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post

    Members of Amish communities in Ohio traveled to the Philippines for heartfelt reasons: They were there on service projects to help less fortunate people. Unfortunately, they came home with unwelcome hitchhikers: measles viruses.

    Those travelers hadn't been vaccinated against this highly contagious disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. As a result, they have triggered an outbreak of more than 130 cases, primarily among their unvaccinated friends and relatives in Amish communities

    Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High : Shots - Health News : NPR

    Seems to me a good reason for government to be involved in health care choices and for religion to stay in the church. I have never understood people not vaccinating, it is just as bad a smokers thinking second hand smoke is no big deal because they are entitled to their cigs.
    So a total of 130 (out of 318million Americans) contracted the measles. No deaths. With these numbers, do you think we should start forcing vaccinations?

    I, for one, am against forced anything when we're talking about medications.
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    Re: Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    So a total of 130 (out of 318million Americans) contracted the measles. No deaths. With these numbers, do you think we should start forcing vaccinations?

    I, for one, am against forced anything when we're talking about medications.
    I have no problems with forced vaccinations if someone wants to be a member of society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    I have no problems with forced vaccinations if someone wants to be a member of society.
    You don't think that's a bit extreme considering how small the number of people contracting the disease? Percentage wise, it's about 0.0000004% of the US population. I don't think the numbers pan out to be worth the concern. If folks don't want to be vaccinated, it's their risk.

    Call me when the numbers reach closer to 25%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    So to keep communicable diseases from spreading, you are in favor of the government taking significant steps? Where would you have isolated all the people with HIV back in the day?
    "Hey let me expand your notion into a completely different and ridiculous measure and also ignore the fact that diseases differ from each other"
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    Re: Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    You don't think that's a bit extreme considering how small the number of people contracting the disease? Percentage wise, it's about 0.0000004% of the US population. I don't think the numbers pan out to be worth the concern. If folks don't want to be vaccinated, it's their risk.

    Call me when the numbers reach closer to 25%.

    Most of the people who die from the disease are young children. Do you have any idea how many children would have to die to reach your 25% threshold?

    25%? For a contagious and potentially fatal disease? That's already an apocalypse-level outbreak, and that's when you want to start vaccinating? Jesus Christ.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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