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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:14 PM

Hundreds descend on Olympia to oppose measles vaccinations

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers began wrestling Friday with how to balance their desire to support parents and protect public health in response to the most significant measles outbreak in the state in a quarter century.

Hundreds of people descended upon the Capitol for a hearing on a bill to end parents’ ability to keep their school-aged children from getting a required vaccination for measles based on personal or philosophical objections.

Most of them came to show opposition to the legislation crafted as the number of confirmed measles cases stood at 52 on Friday, 51 of them in Clark County in southwest Washington. There’s been one in King County and four in Oregon.

“This bill is important to my community that has been overwhelmed by measles in this area,” said Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, at the outset of the half-hour hearing. He is the bill’s prime sponsor. There are 14 co-sponsors including three Snohomish County representatives.

Harris said he backs empowering parents to make health decisions for their children. But he said there are infants and children with suppressed immune systems “who are locked up in their homes” rather risking exposure.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:16 PM

1. don't get vaccinated...kid doesn't get to go to school...

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:21 PM

2. Anti-vaxx is pro child neglect

It has to end somehow.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:41 PM

3. Let's hope that none of them is contagious right now.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:47 PM

4. If you do not believe in vaccinations then

keep your kids at home. If kids with no vaccination get the measles then spread it to other children there might eventualy be a law suit. I do know that it is not 100% to not get something if vaccinated but if everyone is vaccinated it would be a whole hell of alot less people who would get it. Also if they had the vaccine it might just go over as being sick for awhile with no real danger. It pisses me off that these people disregard the rest of society and are probably the first ones to have a fit if something was done or left undone to endanger their own child.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:52 PM

5. fucking idiots

my mom had polio and it effected her for the rest of her life. I had measles as a baby and got encephalitis which almost killed me and has left me with a sight deficit and hyperactivity that still effects me today

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