Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One Measles victim speaks out.

WLBT broadcast this story about a Measles victim and what he suffers even 50 years later:

Hard to believe this is even a debate or we are reading news stories about this subject.  


Anonymous said...

I dont get the uproar over measles. I was born in the late 50s and my mother took me to play with one of the towns doctors kids who all had the measles so I could cath them. She took me home and fed me hot tea which was suppose to make me have a good case.....which I did.

I'm sorry there are people out there that have suffered and are suffering complications from having had the measles.

If you dont want your kids to have the measles vaccinate them. If you dont want to vaccinate your kids, Home School them.

Anonymous said...

If you homeschool, the street name for that is "Bomgarding." If you want to do a measles party with your kids it's called "Bomgardation." If you want to have a Tea Party opponent it's said you have been "Bomgarded." Street slang is tricky, you have to be down with the lingo the kids use.

Anonymous said...

WHY is this even an issue? just wait until the return of smallpox....

Anonymous said...

Click the link, then find the PDFs and open it. Read it. Learn what can happen to your children.

/from the one that believes there should be full disclosure regarding side effects of vaccinations, including death.

Anonymous said...

2;14 Why the venom?

Anonymous said...

GOP lawmaker: It’s OK for children to die in the name of God
Rep. Christy Perry of Idaho says its a violation of parents' rights to obligate them to treat their sick children

In a deeply religious section of Idaho, a Republican state representative says that the state has no right to protect children from their parents who refuse them needed medical treatment in favor of faith healing.

“Children do die,” says Rep. Christy Perry. And it’s fine with her if Idaho children die in the name of God. Perry’s district includes many followers of a religious cult, Followers of Christ, that eschews medicine. She says that the sect’s members are more comfortable confronting death when it happens to their children.

“I’m not trying to sound callous, but [people calling for reform] want to act as if death is an anomaly. But it’s not. It’s a way of life,” she says.

Perry says that a proposed ban on faith-healing would violate the religious rights of her constituents.

After 12 Deaths in Idaho: Should Religious Exemptions on Faith Healing Be Repealed?

The known children to have died from faith healing practices by their families, all of whom were members of the Followers of Christ Pentecostal group, in Idaho have been buried at the Peaceful Valley Cemetery, a Follower’s cemetery, just outside of Boise. 35% of the 604 graves are children’s graves. Roughly 70% of the 208 children were buried after Idaho’s adoption of the religious defense to manslaughter.
People Speak Out

A former member of the group is fighting for a change, along with a few select advocates. She was the one to urge KATU News to dig deeper into Idaho, despite the punishment of shunning from her church and family. KATU discovered that most of the child deaths go unreported, one coroner, Vicki DeGeus-Morris, told reporters she completely stopped autopsying the children of the Followers altogether.

Anonymous said...

At 9:33 AM
I am happy that you lived through the type of measles of which you "[had} a good case".
My neighbor had a "good case" too...he was 4 years old when he died.

Anonymous said...

I had measles in 1965 or 1966 when I was ten or eleven years old. We had a family doctor that graduated from Johns Hopkins Medical School, a really qualified doctor, that diagnosed me early and ordered that I be confined to my room without lights, books, with only an AM radio to pass the time for almost two weeks. I must have had a "good case" as I emerged without any permanent impairments, but I still remember hearing an AM radio song over. and over. and over. "...the morning sun is shining like a RED RUBBER BALL, la la la la lah lala lah..." That song would make me vomit instantly to this day.

Anonymous said...

The Madison County Conservative Coalition aka Pat Bruce's Tea Party Nut Bags, is having their monthly Little Weasles for Measles Get Together next week. Please bring all your little Weasles,(children), to get them exposed. Kool-aid and cookies will be provided by Empower Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, but I don't recall Mr. Bomgar ever coming out as being against shots. Maybe he was home schooled, but he turned out pretty good, and I doubt he had much say-so over where he was schooled anyway. I agree, why the venom?

Anonymous said...

9:03 - I agree. Let's forget every technological, medical, and scientific advancement we've made over the last 65 years and do thinks like we did back in the 50's. What could go wrong with that idea?!?

Anonymous said...

9:33 am Do you even know which kind of measles you had?
Was it German measles or the red measles?

Since you can find this website , perhaps you can find the Mayo Clinic's, or Johns Hopkins websites as well and try to educate yourself.

You were lucky. You've apparently forgotten how miserable you were.

Any parent that could prevent a child they are supposed to love and care for from a high fever and having a painful rash and having to stay in the dark and doesn't is no better than child abuser as far as I'm concerned.

Anonymous said...

6:14 - Some people can't find a real audience for their vitriol, so they shop it around on the JJ comments section, spinning every other topic into their personal hour of political hate.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a book called Little Weasles Get Their Measles? I swear I saw it next to Melanie's Marvelous Measles book at Barnes and Noble. It's in the back corner under the Tea IdiotBag section.

Anonymous said...

Strange the uproar and venom directed over non-vaccination... But no energy at all directed to the reason these long ago eradicated diseases are again an issue in the US, namely: open borders and government encouraged free flow of diseased mongrels into the US from the third world.

When are some of you people gonna wake up?

Anonymous said...

There is not ONE credible medical or scientific source that is opposed to vaccinations.

If you can read and write and hear, there is no excuse for ignorance about vaccinations.

There is no excuse to put your children at risk for seizures, brain damage, blindness and deafness.

That you or individuals you know survived measles is meaningless. I know people who survived house fires too, but I'm not going to set my house on fire deliberately.

What your parents did or didn't do decades ago is equally meaningless when knowledge they lacked is available to you. Please don't tell me you are letting your children ride in cars without car seats or denying them antibiotics that weren't available when you were a child.

Your children are not your property, they are your responsibility!

And, any venom toward those who aren't taking care of their children's health deserve more than a little venom!

Anonymous said...

@7:30 - No doubt, those people deserve all the shame and ridicule in the world. However, I'm not aware that any elected officials, or candidates, haven't vaccinated their children or have lobbied against vaccinations.

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