Sunday, June 4, 2017

42% vaccination rate = measles outbreak

There is a measles outbreak in Minnehaha.  There are 73 confirmed cases and all but four patients were unvaccinated.  The Washington Post reported on June 1:

Minnesota’s measles outbreak has exceeded the total number of cases reported in the entire United States last year, with no sign of slowing. Health officials worry that the holy month of Ramadan, which began Friday night and brings Muslims together in prayer and festivities, will accelerate the spread of the highly infectious and potentially deadly disease, which is plaguing the close-knit Somali American community.....

Health officials say there have been at least 8,250 exposures in day-care centers, schools, hospitals and clinics. As of June 1, there were 73 confirmed cases, the Minnesota department of health announced, most of them in unvaccinated preschool children. A significant number have been hospitalized. Last year, the United States recorded 70 measles cases.

Although the largest number of cases are in the Somali American community, the disease has begun to spread to the broader community through the Minneapolis public school system, infecting six white children....

Despite the worst measles outbreak in the state in nearly 30 years, anti-vaccine groups have stepped up efforts to spread their message there. At a recent community forum in Minneapolis about the MMR vaccine, an anti-vaccine advocate handed out printouts that claimed the vaccine can cause permanent brain damage and death, according to a Public Radio International report.... Rest of article.
Nothing to see here, move along.


Anonymous said...

Family Guy.....season 15, episode 6.

Anonymous said...

Stupid is as stupid does.

Anonymous said...

Absolute "idjuts". These fools want free health care for all then they refuse to take the most basic precautions to prevent illness, SERIOUS illness. Once again the thinking people will have to suffer for the fools.

Anonymous said...

The anti-vaccination crowd has taken over every tea party group in the state. You can't talk politics or tax policy anymore because they dominate the meeting vaccination hysterics.

Anonymous said...

We need to leave this alone and let them all stay unvaccinated (when vaccines are readily available) -- Darwinism will take care of this situation, and will simultaneously strengthen the gene pool in Minnesota hopefully.

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason to end all immigration. Especially from disease ridden countries.

Anonymous said...

The problem with leaving them unvaccinated is they put a strain on health resources. It's not as though they have health insurance. We pay for the socialized medicine. It is easily used by the radicals as yet another form of jihad.

Anonymous said...

4:36 PM is correct. They dominate the "conservative" movement of the state.

Anonymous said...

I am a parent who believes that I, not the government, knows and should decide what is best for my children. I support mandatory vaccinations (with medical exemptions signed by physicians).

Anonymous said...

There is another problem: When the pools of unvaccinated become large enough the measles and other diseases can spread to those who are properly vacccinated.

The fact that the unvaccinated tend to associate with each other (with children it is because their foolish parents tend to associate with like fools) makes these pools effective epidemic seeders.

Anonymous said...

how can you force climate change science on one hand, and deny the science behind vaccines?

This world picks and chooses what science to believe. I DON'T GET IT. It is turning into a mad world.

every cell on this planet wants to do 3 things take in energy exert energy and make babies. We are being forced to believe that people deciding not to follow the last thing are normal. homosexuality and gender confusion are not normal. The science is very clear behind it.

Anonymous said...

Face it. This place is destitute. 3/4 of these "conservatives" aren't merely waiting for the apocalypse, but are gladly paving the way to it.

They want God to be a part of government, but get angry when government becomes God--the forgone conclusion of combining Church and State.

Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Hell, forget Minnesota. There was a measles outbreak in Poplarville a few months ago. Almost no reporting on it.

Anonymous said...

We will never be destroyed by an outside force...we will be destroyed from within.

Another example

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that people keep talking about the anti-vaxxers at Tea Party meetings. Is it more than one wacko guy at these meetings? Anti-vaccination is generally a very liberal position led by Hollywood types and is most predominate in liberal areas like San Francisco and Chicago. The highest per-capita vaccination rates are all in the conservative southern states.

When did conservatives start spouting anti-vax nonsense?

Anonymous said...

the word "conservative" certainly has evolved in meaning over the last several years hasn't it?

Anonymous said...

8:05 AM There is little difference between the far left and far right. They have been moving in the same direction for a long time.

Anonymous said...

@ 805, It's all wacko moms pushing anti-vax. Every conservative I know , which is quite a lot, is totally for vaccination. I don't know where these suicidal fools come from.

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