Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:59 PM
TZ (42,764 posts)
FU Andrew Wakefield
Teenagers behind biggest measles outbreak in 18 years
Teenagers who were not vaccinated with MMR a decade or so ago due to the controversy, are behind an 18-year high in the number of measles cases, say health experts.
There were 2,016 confirmed cases in England and Wales in 2012 - the highest annual total since 1994 - according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
Two outbreak zones comprise most of the cases - one on Merseyside and the other in Surrey and Sussex, said a spokesman. There have also been many cases among gipsies.
Vaccination rates for the triple-jab dropped sharply following now discredited claims by Dr Andrew Wakefield in 1998 that it could trigger autism. Rates took over a decade to recover.
Realize I'm mostly preaching to the choir here. But I'm posting this as more proof that anti vaxxers are selfish, DANGEROUS idiots. Feel free to use this link elsewhere *cough* health *cough*
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FU Andrew Wakefield (Original post)
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Response to TZ (Original post)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:13 PM
cleanhippie (15,388 posts)
1. AND Jenny McCarthy!
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring - Carl Sagan
Response to cleanhippie (Reply #1)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:25 PM
Warpy (73,172 posts)
3. Wakefield did more damage because someone had been persuaded
to allow him to put that "MD" after his name. McCarthy is just some pretty face with an opinion that isn't any better than any other medically ignorant opinion. Wakefield knew better, that's been established, and only wanted his own jab substituted.
The damage, especially in the UK, is all his.
Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all. - John Maynard Keynes
Response to TZ (Original post)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:49 PM
phantom power (23,295 posts)
2. they write books
vaccines == "potions"
Melanie's Marvelous Measles was written to educate children on the benefits of having measles and how you can heal from them naturally and successfully. Often today, we are being bombarded with messages from vested interests to fear all diseases in order for someone to sell some potion or vaccine, when, in fact, history shows that in industrialized countries, these diseases are quite benign and, according to natural health sources, beneficial to the body. Having raised three children vaccine-free and childhood disease-free, I have experienced many times when my children's vaccinated peers succumb to the childhood diseases they were vaccinated against. Surprisingly, there were times when my unvaccinated children were blamed for their peers' sickness. Something which is just not possible when they didn't have the diseases at all. Stephanie Messenger lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and devotes her life to educating people about vaccine dangers and supporting families in their natural health choices. She has the support of many natural therapists and natural-minded doctors.
Response to phantom power (Reply #2)
Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:27 PM
LeftishBrit (30,911 posts)
6. We had a DU thread on that one, that actually won a DUZY!
With similar ridiculous and disgusting book titles. I think the thread winner was 'Eric's Excellent Erectile Dysfunction'.
'I kept the faith and I kept voting/ Not for the iron fist but for the helping hand' - Billy Bragg