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    ‘A Match Into a Can of Gasoline’: Measles Outbreak Now an Emergency in Washington State

    From the NY Times:

    SEATTLE — Measles, declared eliminated as a major public health threat in the United States almost 20 years ago, has re-emerged this winter in the Pacific Northwest and other states where parents have relatively broad leeway over whether to vaccinate their children.

    Seventy-nine cases of measles have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the start of this year. Fifty cases of the highly contagious disease were in Washington State. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/u...-outbreak.html

    Other states with measles outbreaks: New York, New Jersey, Texas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Connecticut, and Colorado. https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/04/healt...eak/index.html

    Measles is very contagious, so, not surprisingly, health officials are urging vaccinations.

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    Re: ‘A Match Into a Can of Gasoline’: Measles Outbreak Now an Emergency in Washington State

    TV news mentioned that of the 50 cases, a portion of them had been vaccinated. If true, that suggests that the measles vaccine may be about as effective as the flu vaccine.

    Anyway, it's a mess.

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    Re: ‘A Match Into a Can of Gasoline’: Measles Outbreak Now an Emergency in Washington State

    Washington is a mandatory vaccine state, too.
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    Re: ‘A Match Into a Can of Gasoline’: Measles Outbreak Now an Emergency in Washington State

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From the NY Times:

    SEATTLE — Measles, declared eliminated as a major public health threat in the United States almost 20 years ago, has re-emerged this winter in the Pacific Northwest and other states where parents have relatively broad leeway over whether to vaccinate their children.

    Seventy-nine cases of measles have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the start of this year. Fifty cases of the highly contagious disease were in Washington State. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/u...-outbreak.html

    Other states with measles outbreaks: New York, New Jersey, Texas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Connecticut, and Colorado. https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/04/healt...eak/index.html

    Measles is very contagious, so, not surprisingly, health officials are urging vaccinations.
    The area is a hot bed of anti-vaxer parents.
    Sadly, their stupidity has been rewarded with the outbreak.
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    Re: ‘A Match Into a Can of Gasoline’: Measles Outbreak Now an Emergency in Washington State

    It's time for these parents to do serious jail time.

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    Re: ‘A Match Into a Can of Gasoline’: Measles Outbreak Now an Emergency in Washington State

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Washington is a mandatory vaccine state, too.
    Hard to justify the use of the word "mandatory" when "I'd rather not" is reason enough for an exemption...

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    Re: ‘A Match Into a Can of Gasoline’: Measles Outbreak Now an Emergency in Washington State

    Quote Originally Posted by JMaximus View Post
    Hard to justify the use of the word "mandatory" when "I'd rather not" is reason enough for an exemption...
    That isn't an option in Washington.
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    Re: ‘A Match Into a Can of Gasoline’: Measles Outbreak Now an Emergency in Washington State

    Quote Originally Posted by JMaximus View Post
    It's time for these parents to do serious jail time.
    Even the parents of the vaccinated kids?

    That makes tons of sense.
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    Re: ‘A Match Into a Can of Gasoline’: Measles Outbreak Now an Emergency in Washington State

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Washington is a mandatory vaccine state, too.
    You are misinformed.

    From the following:

    The Washington Post: Washington state measles outbreak has potential to go very big, very quickly


    Libertarian-leaning lawmakers, meanwhile, have bowed to public pressure to relax state laws to exempt virtually any child from state vaccination requirements whose parents object. Three states allow only medical exemptions; most others also permit religious exemptions. And 17, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho, allow what they call “philosophical” exemptions, meaning virtually anyone can opt out of the requirements.
    When it comes to matters of reproduce health, Politicians and the religious dogma of another faith should never interfere with religious liberty of an individual or her faith.

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    Re: ‘A Match Into a Can of Gasoline’: Measles Outbreak Now an Emergency in Washington State

    Anti-science people suck.
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