You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #30: That anecdotal information proves nothing [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 05:36 PM
Response to Reply #22
30. That anecdotal information proves nothing
For your education, I looked up some actual facts for you so you don't continue posting misinformation.

Apparently, you do not know that the Mexican immunization rate EXCEEDS the U.S.

Mexico's paternalistic approach has led to a 96% vaccination rate for children ages 1 to 4, compared with 79% of American 2-year-olds.
Immunization campaigns are run three times a year, done with great fanfare. In addition, uniformed brigades of nurses keep careful watch over vaccination rates, neighborhood by neighborhood.
Babies are given their first immunizations - against polio and tuberculosis - in the hospital right after birth. They also receive a government-issued National Vaccination Record, on which the vaccines they receive throughout their lives will be tallied. The vaccine record must be presented in order to enter school, to get passports or other identification papers and even to get some jobs and loans. Losing the record is not usually a problem, because the same information is recorded with the federal government and can be replaced.
http://www.vaccinationnews.com/DailyNews/December2002/M...

Health conditions vary significantly on different sides of the border, as is evident in vaccination rates. On the U.S. side, an estimated 70 percent of children under 3 are vaccinated, below the U.S. national rate of 79 percent (as of 2003). In contrast, Mexican border states have higher coverage rates than the country as a whole, with 97 percent of children under 1 year vaccinated.
http://www.paho.org/English/DD/PIN/ptoday15_nov04.htm


If anything, Mexico should be worried that unvaccinated AMERICANS will be bringing diseases there. But, I guess any outbreaks will be limited since they have been so successful with their vaccination program.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -Another reason to stop illegal immigration: Health risks silverojo  Apr-11-06 04:46 AM   #0 
  - This has got to make people who had family come in at Ellis Is. wild  izzie   Apr-11-06 05:25 AM   #1 
  - People not thinking about their kids  kurth   Apr-11-06 06:36 AM   #5 
  - Yes, health testing was done at Ellis Island.  Bridget Burke   Apr-11-06 02:44 PM   #17 
  - We've been here before  loyalsister   Apr-11-06 05:48 AM   #2 
  - HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:47 PM   #23 
     - Nobody ever said that  prolesunited   Apr-11-06 05:20 PM   #29 
  - More xenophobia........  bowens43   Apr-11-06 06:21 AM   #3 
  - And immigrants are NEVER greedy. They just come here to help!  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:48 PM   #24 
  - This sounds like my grandmother: stay away from black people!  greekspeak   Apr-11-06 06:35 AM   #4 
  - Truth in Advertising: About "FAIR"  mcscajun   Apr-11-06 07:51 AM   #6 
  - We've seen quite a few "FAIR" articles...  Bridget Burke   Apr-11-06 02:38 PM   #15 
     - "drivel fans"  mcscajun   Apr-11-06 02:56 PM   #19 
  - This is already going on -  lynne   Apr-11-06 08:15 AM   #7 
  - Cooties  prolesunited   Apr-11-06 08:50 AM   #8 
  - And spicy food!  NoPasaran   Apr-11-06 02:45 PM   #18 
  - Maybe you should go to their countries and find out?  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:50 PM   #25 
     - I was just in Mexico in November  prolesunited   Apr-11-06 05:17 PM   #28 
  - Many "native-born" American children haven't had immunization.  mcscajun   Apr-11-06 08:52 AM   #9 
  - What you've posted  cali   Apr-11-06 08:55 AM   #10 
  - HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:51 PM   #26 
  - How about actual facts?  prolesunited   Apr-11-06 09:12 AM   #11 
     - The school requires immunization -  lynne   Apr-11-06 06:47 PM   #31 
  - Illegals have been here for years and years, where is the disease outbreak  Mountainman   Apr-11-06 09:21 AM   #12 
  - Source  Brigid   Apr-11-06 01:54 PM   #13 
  - Exactly right! See my reply #6 on the source. n/t  mcscajun   Apr-11-06 02:21 PM   #14 
  - People from third world countries don't have diseases  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:54 PM   #27 
  - As has been pointed out, your source is not trustworthy.  Bridget Burke   Apr-11-06 02:41 PM   #16 
  - tourists & legal immigrants carry diseases too.  1932   Apr-11-06 03:02 PM   #20 
  - As the beautiful & brilliant Lucy Van Pelt says...  displacedtexan   Apr-11-06 03:34 PM   #21 
  - I personally knew, three young white children who contracted  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:41 PM   #22 
  - That anecdotal information proves nothing  prolesunited   Apr-11-06 05:36 PM   #30 
  - No health insurance  KT2000   Apr-11-06 07:35 PM   #32 
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC