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Old 2nd March 2019, 11:48 AM   #81
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Lewis Black offers to adopt children of anti-vaxxer parents!

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In the meantime, we have got the problem here as well (only five Danes so far):
98 lande ramt af mæslingeudbrud: - Rejs ikke udenlands uden vaccine (TV2 News, March 1, 2019)
"98 countries affected by outbreak of measles: - Don't go abroad without vaccine"

Alle i mæslingeudbrud er smittet med samme virus (dr.dk, Feb. 28, 2019)
"Everybody in measles outbreak infected with the same virus"
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Old 8th March 2019, 03:24 PM   #82
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on a related note:
Notes from the Field: Tetanus in an Unvaccinated Child — Oregon, 2017
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Old 8th March 2019, 03:32 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by Red Baron Farms View Post
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The boy required 57 days of inpatient acute care, including 47 days in the intensive care unit. The inpatient charges totaled $811,929 (excluding air transportation, inpatient rehabilitation, and ambulatory follow-up costs). One month after inpatient rehabilitation, he returned to all normal activities, including running and bicycling. Despite extensive review of the risks and benefits of tetanus vaccination by physicians, the family declined the second dose of DTaP and any other recommended immunizations.


Unbelievable how stupid people can be. I wonder who paid those medical costs.
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Old 8th March 2019, 04:04 PM   #84
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post


Unbelievable how stupid people can be. I wonder who paid those medical costs.
I also saw this:

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a boy aged 6 years who had received no immunizations sustained a forehead laceration while playing outdoors on a farm; the wound was cleaned and sutured at home.
Not every family does their own stitches.
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Old 8th March 2019, 06:12 PM   #85
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Originally Posted by crescent View Post
I also saw this:

Not every family does their own stitches.
My first guess would have been a visiting Doctor or Nurse Practitioner, but you never know...
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Old 8th March 2019, 09:02 PM   #86
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My first guess would have been a visiting Doctor or Nurse Practitioner, but you never know...
No, without a tetanus vaccine you'd leave the wound open, not close it up. NPs and MDs would know that.

That they live on a farm is a clue. That they live on a farm however is also a clue other people paid those health care costs.
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Old 8th March 2019, 10:45 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
No, without a tetanus vaccine you'd leave the wound open, not close it up. NPs and MDs would know that.

That they live on a farm is a clue. That they live on a farm however is also a clue other people paid those health care costs.
Ah. Very interesting (both points).
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Old 14th March 2019, 09:40 AM   #88
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Outbreak is up to 75 cases now.
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Old 21st March 2019, 08:27 AM   #89
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post

This aspect of the outbreak is getting attention again:

Why the Washington measles outbreak is mostly affecting one specific group
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The CDC says 75 percent of recent measles cases are linked to tight-knit communities.
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Measles in Washington — like many recent measles outbreaks in the US — has been spreading in a particular type of community: tight-knit and traditional.

In Washington, the virus has predominantly hit Russian-speaking groups hailing mainly from Ukraine and Russia, according to a source close to the matter. These groups have the lowest rate of vaccination of any population in Washington, the state’s most recent data shows.

And they’re not unique. An ongoing measles outbreak in New York involves mostly people from an undervaccinated Orthodox Jewish community. Since October, 304 people have been sickened by the virus — the highest number in the state in decades. Before that, it was vaccine-refusing Amish in Ohio and Somali Americans in Minnesota.


This also seems relevant:

Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox rather than getting vaccine

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said he made sure all his nine children were exposed to chickenpox and caught the disease instead of giving them a vaccine.

"They had it as children. They were miserable for a few days, and they all turned out fine," Bevin said in an interview with WKCT, a Bowling Green radio station.
Bevin and his wife, Glenna, have nine children between the ages of 5 and 16, according to his campaign website.
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Old 21st March 2019, 10:46 PM   #90
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An Italian populist politician who campaigned against compulsory vaccinations for children was taken to hospital suffering from chickenpox.
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