Sunday, December 14, 2014

The numbers don't lie

This little chart from the Wall Street Journal shows what's happened to measles since the anti-vaccination movement picked up steam:

Earlier post.


Anonymous said...

I just can't understand these "new age" parents who subscribe to this pseudo-science bullshit. Most of them were themselves vaccinated as children. If they were affected, it must have been in their sense of reasoning. I'm of an age to remember the awful polio crisis from the early 1950's. I and my parents were so relieved when the Salk vaccine was available. Idiocy always will be with us.

Anonymous said...

Note the huge jump in 2014, when Obama invited tens of thousands of unvaccinated illegal children to jump the border and take up residence here and attend schools with US kids. What did they expect?

Anonymous said...

No mention of how many cases can be attributed to the ILLEGALS from the third world that were allowed to flood into the country over the course of the past 24 months.

I am betting that has more to do with the spike in measles than the anti-vaccination campaign.

Of course, we don't really want to talk about those diseased illegals from the third world. So, it MUST be the anti-vaccination campaign.

Kingfish said...

Let them learn the hard way. We forget everything after a generation or so and have to learn again. Guess this is no exception.

Bill Dees said...

It must be very difficult to live a life of constant paranoia.

Anonymous said...

12:22 Paranoia? You have a different set of FACTS you can present? We're all ears if you do.

Anonymous said...

had the measles in 1966. spent 10 days in bed in a room with no lights and only a radio to pass the time. idiots that don't protect their kids from an ailment that serious should be charged with neglect...

Anonymous said...

I just knew this was Obama's fault. Who are we going to blame for all the problems in the world after he leaves office? A true dilemma!

Anonymous said...

5:26 This is more of his "Executive amnesty". You can't find one Republican who voted for it (no one was allowed to vote on it) or supported it.

Facts are stubborn things, Skippy. He let tens of thousands of sick, unvaccinated kids into the country and hid their disease status from states and local governments.

Anonymous said...

6:54 - Yep, facts are stubborn things, and you don't have a grasp on any of them.

Anonymous said...

7:45 I know this is a cruel as telling toddler there is no Santa Claus but your delusions about the beneficience of allowing tens of thousands of sick, unvaccinated illegal minors into the country just don't pass the reality test - here's another disease they've spread like crazy in our country:

Anonymous said...

At least you can pretend to READ the research about this measels outbreak:

Not everything is due to Obama. When you argue that everything is always the fault of the President, you concede the argument almost immediately. Cite facts, or stfu.

Anonymous said...

My parents didn't have a choice about getting me vaccinated.

I even had to be quarantined during the polio epidemic. Those with TB were quarantined in special facilities.

But, we have different notions of "freedom" and of federal and state government power.

God forbid the government should protect us from the idiots among us.

Anonymous said...

The government shouldn't be able to tell me that I need to keep my kids safe from disease. That's socialism and Obamacare.

Kingfish said...

Public health is a legitimate government function. Even the founding fathers would agree with that premise. I suspect Jefferson Davis would as well. And Hayek. And Buckley. And Robert Welch. Well, maybe not Mr. Welch.

Anonymous said...

KF, but the Constitution doesn't expressly mention vaccinating so the federal government doesn't have the authority for that function.

Anonymous said...

"The government shouldn't be able to tell me that I need to keep my kids safe from disease. "

No, but they can tell you that you have to vaccinate them to keep MY kids safe from your kids.

Anonymous said...

"KF, but the Constitution doesn't expressly mention vaccinating so the federal government doesn't have the authority for that function."

I don't know where the short bus dropped you off every day but there were no such things as vaccines when the constitution was written, including that phrase "general health and welfare".

Anonymous said...

2:41, I'd bet a pretty penny that this strict-constructionist "scholar" who believes that because the Constitution didn't contemplate vaccinations they don't have to get them probably defends the right to buy high-capacity automatic firearms, which the Founders wouldn't have even imagined in the era of single-shot self-loaded weapons.

Anonymous said...

Only illegals would have measles if Americans had gotten vaccinated!

It's more than stupid to blame them for an outbreak among Americans that wouldn't exist if some Americans weren't dumb as dirt!

Anonymous said...

I read messages posted each day to get my blood pressure up and to be thankful I'm not a hateful SOB.

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