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Anti-Vaccine Mothers Under Fire After Measles Outbreak

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. - One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse. These three mothers âEUR" all of them educated, middle-class professionals -


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Dee C (229)
Sunday February 22, 2015, 2:42 pm
These three mothers — all of them educated, middle-class professionals — are among the vaccine skeptics who have been widely ridiculed since more than 100 people fell ill in a measles outbreak traced to Disneyland. Critics question their intelligence, their parenting, even their sanity. Some have been called criminals for foregoing shots for their children that are overwhelmingly shown to be safe and effective.

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Freya H (344)
Sunday February 22, 2015, 3:54 pm
They deserve to be made sport. Their folly - and that of the other anti-vaccine bugnuts - has put thousands and thousands of children at risk.

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday February 23, 2015, 12:23 am
Thanks Dee....noted

Tina F (113)
Monday February 23, 2015, 2:38 am
This is a hard question! The vaccine might make your child sick! Or your child might make a lot of other children sick! All you can do is to read about the pros and cons and then make your decision! Thanks Dee!

Patricia E G (52)
Monday February 23, 2015, 2:57 am
For educated, middle class professionals, these woman are foolish
irresponsible parents. Tuberculosis is a highly contagious air borne
disease considered eradicated in the US not too long ago. Well, it's
back and I had recently contracted TB from an unknowing infected
person. After lung surgery and 2 miserable weeks in isolation I am
now "cleared" of the disease although it has permanently weakened
my system. There is no vaccine against Tuberculosis but there is a
vaccine against Measles. The MMR vaccine. There is no reason to
take the chance and risk your child to a sickness if it is avoidable.
Thank you Dee.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 23, 2015, 7:39 am
These fine, well-educated ladies seem to be lacking degrees in *common sense* and *social responsibility*.

In this ME oriented society it seems personal rights have come to supersede the common good. Which in this case is understandable since you run a one in a million chance of vaccine injury and only a one in a thousand chance of serious complications from entirely preventable diseases.


Past Member (0)
Monday February 23, 2015, 8:59 am
They deserve it--they're idiots. Children should be vaccinated period---shame on them.

Dee C (229)
Monday February 23, 2015, 9:53 am
My children were vaccinated..Thank goodness my children had their children vaccinated too..

I also feel it is so irresponsible to not vaccinate kids..The risk is so small..And most of the "concerns" of those that do not vaccinate just don't make any sense at all..

There is a risk to just about everything if you think that way..but the risk is greater when they don't choose to do it..

What bothers me the most in this is that these children are at risk..and the risk to infect others who should not have to worry about these diseases..

It is foolish and selfish to say the least..I wish it would go back to where any child without being vaccinated cannot attend school/daycare..

pam w (139)
Monday February 23, 2015, 12:56 pm
What Dee just said! Your superstitions are fine....until they put public health at risk!

Sjors S (1)
Monday February 23, 2015, 1:21 pm
It's so stupid and even more irresponsible to jeopardize your kids health...shaking my head in disbelief.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Monday February 23, 2015, 2:06 pm
Sorry, I say if it was good enough for me, it's good enough for the kids today !!!!!

Jessica Coco (1)
Monday February 23, 2015, 4:26 pm
By the way did you read how the Italian Court was commended for doing the right and moral thing instead of the politically expedient thing? You know admitting that vaccines cause autism and compensating a family for it? I'm sure you didn't, why is that? This article is far from fair and balanced. For example, it emphasizes that vaccines don't cause Autism or that Dr. Wakefield's research has been discredited. Both these statements are not true. We know from the makers of the MMR vaccine that autism had been cited as a byproduct. The MMR vaccine is made by GlaxoSmithKline. Who owns controlling shares of it? If you guessed Rupert Murdoch who owns over 75% of the US media outlets, then you're right. Murdoch owns such entities as Fox 5, WPIX, WOR, National Geographic, History Channel, etc..Let's not forget Wall Street Journal, New York Post, the Sun, etc...In fact, there was a whole scandal in England over Murdoch blackmailing members of Parliament that specifically had to do with vaccines. I'm sure none of this has anything to do with why parents aren't informed about the real worry over autism. Check out story about Italian Court on Activist Post. blogsite

John Coleman (18)
Monday February 23, 2015, 7:16 pm
This "vaccine controversy" is a smoke screen to take the focus away from the fact that this administration has let into the country tens of thousands of kids from the Third World that have questionable medical screening and likely no vaccinations and then moved these kids all over the country. Measles was declared pretty much extinct in this country around 2000 and suddenly we have a serious outbreak just when we get this influx and that is a coincidence?

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday February 24, 2015, 12:15 am

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday February 24, 2015, 1:24 am
I agree with Freya

jan b (5)
Tuesday February 24, 2015, 6:43 am
There are no "degrees" in the subject of COMMON SENSE.

Sad they couldn't put together the fact that the mental conditions such as asbergers they are worried about existed long--long before vaccines were on the market.

Dee C (229)
Tuesday February 24, 2015, 10:20 am
Yes..well said Jan..Glad to see most on board with vaccines..

I have a huge family..There is not one among us that didn't vaccinate our children..Every one is healthy and problems at all..
However I do have a cousin who just got married and just found out that his wife is anti they are expecting their first child..It would have been a lot easier to have discussed this before time..but in any event my cousin has already insisted that his child will be vaccinated..Hope so..


Dee C (229)
Tuesday February 24, 2015, 11:07 am
Jessica Coco
Monday February 23, 2015, 4:26 pm

"By the way did you read how the Italian Court was commended for doing the right and moral thing instead of the politically expedient thing?"

And have you read how the British High Court..ordered two mothers in a dispute with the fathers.. to properly have their children vaccinated..

Case No: PO97P00384 & BH01P00395

[2003] EWHC 1376 (Fam)

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
Date: 13 June 2003

And there are many such cases as that..

As for Catherine Frompovich..She started out ok..In the 70's she actually wrote some decent books for kids on nutrition that were used in some schools..She did some decent work..but then somewhere along the way she became a bit paranoid..and went a bit nuts with her career..

I am all for being as natural and using holistic means when and where I can..But there are many who take it way too far...ignoring and dismissing other meds and treatments ..But being against something that has not only saved lives but prevented so many diseases that has.. and could kill and or seriously sicken another is just insane..

Sure to each their own..but if your children are a risk to healthy children..and or any children with a compromised immunity..Even seniors..Then you have no right to inflict your beliefs foolish or otherwise as they may be..onto others and put them at risk..


Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 24, 2015, 12:09 pm
Anti-vaxxer: I believe mercury in vaccines causes autism.

In 1998 Andrew Wakefield published his fraudulent paper on vaccines.
In 2001 thimerosal was removed from all but three multi-dose brands of influenza vaccine.
By 2006, over two hundred reviewed studies showed no correlation between vaccines and autism.

Anti-vaxxer: I believe vaccines are causing the rise in autism diagnoses.

And thus works the mind of the anti-vaxxer.

Ben O (129)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 2:05 am
I learned yesterday that 97% of the children in Sweden are vaccinated. Right or wrong? -You tell me...

Dee C (229)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 7:36 am
I would say its the right thing to do Ben..

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 8:42 am
It's proven effective. That's how diseases like measles and polio were eradicated in the first place.

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 12:00 am
I've seen too many problems arising from lack of vaccination coverage to endorse actions that diminish global protection of children against childhood diseases. In the West, measles, mumps, whooping cough, had become relatively mild ..... but in countries that haven't built up a certain level of innate resistance that contributes to milder forms, the long term side effects are no joke.

And Barbara - measles & polio haven't yet been eradicated .... unfortunately. Only smallpox, I think ... last known case was 1976, I believe .... and vaccination is no longer required anywhere.

Curious that someone chooses to link the outbreak with immigrants ... sounds rather racist thinking ...
I'm reminded of extremist pro-Taliban who believe & teach that these vaccines are in fact designed to cause sterility in Muslims .... A combination of ignorance & paranoia, with the high price being paid by children who get measles & polio, and then have to live with the effects of these (blindness, physical handicaps ...) - often in communities ill-equipped to provide adequate support.

I'm not wild about the increasing numbers of potential health risks for which vaccinations are now being proposed, though. For example, for teenage girls as a potential protection against certain cancers ...

And some vaccines have relatively low effectiveness (e..g. cholera vaccine), or involve a certain "gamble" ('flu vaccines - with an attempt to project the rootform of the next year's mutation .... ) ...

But widespread vaccination coverage does usually also protect the non-vaccinated, reducing the risk of the disease coming in to the community ..... However, one case bringing a disease into the community - and the non-vaccinated will be far more vulnerable, and then carry it around ...
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