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(SeattlePI)   Nine West Virginia students may miss prom over lack of vaccination, may be forced to dance with their sisters at home instead   (seattlepi.com) divider line 44
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2013-05-10 11:37:03 AM  
Wow. So in one headline we have the possibility of cruelly stereotyped hillbillies defending their traditional lifestyle from a government and society who wants to force them to choose, on the one hand, between an artificial but significant social convention like prom that exists mainly to further entrench class distinctions, and on the other hand the possibility of contracting autism from risky vaccinations. Throw in an abortion, a circumcision or two, and inter-racial dating, this could be the perfect storm of threads.
 
2013-05-10 11:42:58 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Wow. So in one headline we have the possibility of cruelly stereotyped hillbillies defending their traditional lifestyle from a government and society who wants to force them to choose, on the one hand, between an artificial but significant social convention like prom that exists mainly to further entrench class distinctions, and on the other hand the possibility of contracting autism from risky vaccinations. Throw in an abortion, a circumcision or two, and inter-racial dating, this could be the perfect storm of threads.


This whole thing is just an attempt by Obama to distract people from Benghazi anyway.
 
2013-05-10 11:46:46 AM  
CNN Reporting a Second Prom!
 
2013-05-10 11:47:58 AM  
They're going to 3D print a prom to stick it to the gummermint.
 
2013-05-10 11:48:08 AM  
Call Jenny McCarthy...knowing where her career is...I'm positive she doesn't have anything going on and can entertain these kids with her talents of showing her boobs and pretending to know anything about anything.
 
2013-05-10 11:49:22 AM  
Wow, Subby tries to make fun of West Virginia but FAILS at reading WEST PENNSYLVANIA


FTA:IRWIN, Pa. (AP) - Nine students in one western Pennsylvania school district may miss their high school prom because they were found not to have the chickenpox vaccine.

I know reading is hard Subby.  You'll get it right someday.
 
2013-05-10 11:50:05 AM  
Bullsh*t subby. Most West Virginians don't even know who their real families are.

*ducks, runs for cover*
 
2013-05-10 11:50:46 AM  
THEY'RE NOT DANCING!!1! THEY'RE HAVING SEX STANDING UP!!1!

/oh wait...
 
2013-05-10 11:50:51 AM  
FTA: IRWIN, Pa. (AP) - Nine students in one western Pennsylvania school district may miss their high school prom because they were found not to have the chickenpox vaccine.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health notified the Norwin School District that one student has the highly contagious virus, prompting school officials to pull student immunization records.

So...how does W.V. figure in this?
 
2013-05-10 11:51:08 AM  

Pocket Ninja: and on the other hand the possibility of contracting autism from risky vaccinations.


Aaaaand.....fail.

Shame.  You were doing well right up to that point.
 
2013-05-10 11:51:33 AM  

stuhayes2010: Wow, Subby tries to make fun of West Virginia but FAILS at reading WEST PENNSYLVANIA


FTA:IRWIN, Pa. (AP) - Nine students in one western Pennsylvania school district may miss their high school prom because they were found not to have the chickenpox vaccine.

I know reading is hard Subby.  You'll get it right someday.


Subby must be from West Virginia.
 
2013-05-10 11:51:45 AM  
Don't be rash. Maybe they are just too chicken to get the vaccine. No need to wish a pox on their house.

Varicella!

/I'll let myself out
 
2013-05-10 11:54:55 AM  

ToddMU03: So...how does W.V. figure in this?


I believe Pennsylvania is in West Virginia, although I'm not sure, as all those eastern states are just a jumble to me.
 
2013-05-10 11:55:03 AM  
This is the least stupid of all the reasons I've heard for making students miss prom.
 
2013-05-10 11:56:30 AM  
Ok, so the no-vaxed kids can date and do Gym together, attend games together, sit in class together, eat lunch together, but go to a dance? No farking way, they might contaminate the other kids. You sure this isn't Dallas, Pa? Because their science is definitely Texan.
 
2013-05-10 11:56:32 AM  
I read that as "Nine West Virginia students may miss porn over lack of vaccinations........."

At first, I actually felt bad they were missing porn.  Then I realized it's prom they're missing.  Spoiler Alert: You're not missing much.
 
2013-05-10 11:56:32 AM  
You gotta get 'em diptet boosters yearly or else they'll develop lockjaw and night vision.

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2013-05-10 11:56:38 AM  

Highroller48: Pocket Ninja: and on the other hand the possibility of contracting autism from risky vaccinations.

Aaaaand.....fail.

Shame.  You were doing well right up to that point.


Agreed. At first I was like  media.tumblr.com


But then I was like  www.reactionface.info
 
2013-05-10 11:56:58 AM  
Are the sisters hot?
 
2013-05-10 11:58:06 AM  
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2013-05-10 12:03:14 PM  
At least if they stay indoors at home they'll be protected from Obama's Chem Trails.
 
2013-05-10 12:05:09 PM  
They can dance if they want to.  They can leave their friends behind.
 
2013-05-10 12:05:26 PM  
Nine students in one western Pennsylvania school district may miss their high school porn because they were found not to have the chickenpox vaccine.
Now you need a chicken pox vaccine to be in a high school porn?
 
2013-05-10 12:12:41 PM  

baronbloodbath: They can dance if they want to.  They can leave their friends behind.


Everybody Wang Chung tonight!

- David Bowie
 
2013-05-10 12:30:02 PM  
You mean to say that not all Antivaxers are home-schooled and thus dancing with their sisters at their home proms* already**?

*I like that. It sounds a lot like "home perms"--old timey fun à la John Swartzewelder.

**The more you learn.

Ironically, the Reverend Cotton Mather, the famous/notorious Puritan Divine, may have believed in witchcraft but he did have a good liberal education (or rather, a classical education) and was forward-looking enough to adopt and preach for vaccination. He had his own children vaccinated against the small pox. This was done in those days by dipping a pin in the pustules of a victim of the less dangerous cow pox and then pricking the skin of the vacinatee.

Needless to say, this was "live vaccine" and you caught the cow pox in order to avoid the small pox, a case of the lesser of two evils. However, if you have seen photos of what the small pox looks like, you would jump at the chance of catching the cow pox. Vaccination was, in fact, discovered because milk maids were notorious free from the scars of small pox. Jenner and his ilk realized that since milk maids almost always caught the cow pox but not the small pox, the one must protect against the other.

Ironically, today's vaccines do not employ live cultures but instead usually consist of "dead" viruses which have had their ability to infect and reproduce destroyed. Some vaccines consit of a small bit of DNA against which the body builds immunity.

What is more, most modern vaccines don't contain mercury or even a form of mercury that is not deadly (there's organic and inorganic mercury compounds).

In short, the Reverend Mather was taking a much bigger risk for a much smaller benefit than modern vaccines provide.

Ignorance, paranoid and the desire to one-up other people are still with us although they periodically change their names to protect the guilty. But at least we don't hang people for witchcraft any more, so there's that.

The Mathers are in my family tree. I'm descended from a common ancestor back in England, Thomas Mather, IIRC. Even unto this day, my family is big on religions. They've collected dozens of them and played a role in founding or proselytizing a few of the more popular fire and brimstone sects.

My family covers the range from nutty unpleasant survivalist backroad boyz (i.e., my nephew's family on his father's side) to almost saintly women who gave their lives to their families, churches and communities, helping the drunken village whore out of the ditch (with the help of the American Pentecostal Minister who shot himself in the foot both literally and figuratively) and giving hot meals and money to the village idiot. I'm talking my grandmothers here, very kindly, annoyingly kindly, passive-aggressive women who quietly did good without  stopping to think about it. God bless 'em, tears well up in my eyes thinking about how rare Good Christians are. They were so good to us all and we shall not soon see their like again.
 
2013-05-10 12:47:21 PM  
West Virginia, rural western Pennsylvania, or even eastern/southeastern Ohio, what's the difference?
 
2013-05-10 01:02:16 PM  
Irwin PA resident here. We're about 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh, so not entirely hicksville. However, we seem to have more than our fair share of god and government fearing individuals which probably explains things.
 
2013-05-10 01:25:45 PM  

stuhayes2010: Wow, Subby tries to make fun of West Virginia but FAILS at reading WEST PENNSYLVANIA


FTA:IRWIN, Pa. (AP) - Nine students in one western Pennsylvania school district may miss their high school prom because they were found not to have the chickenpox vaccine.

I know reading is hard Subby.  You'll get it right someday.


BTW subby, that's West by God smile when you say it Virginia...
 
2013-05-10 01:44:08 PM  

HelloNeuman: chickenpox


Correct me if I'm wrong, but what if you HAD chickenpox before you got the vaccine?

/they aren't going to miss much
 
2013-05-10 01:45:19 PM  
I have to say that the chicken pox vaccine is an odd one to enforce like this -- it's not a total cure (70-90% effective) and it's relatively new (since 1995).
 
2013-05-10 01:51:59 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Wow. So in one headline we have the possibility of cruelly stereotyped hillbillies defending their traditional lifestyle from a government and society who wants to force them to choose, on the one hand, between an artificial but significant social convention like prom that exists mainly to further entrench class distinctions, and on the other hand the possibility of contracting autism from risky vaccinations. Throw in an abortion, a circumcision or two, and inter-racial dating, this could be the perfect storm of threads.


You don't get autism from vaccine.  That's what Jim Carrey and Jenny Mccarthy tell their fans.  This myth has killed children, and those who promote this myth without understanding the facts are harmful to society.

There is nothing cruel about the government requiring someone to have a vaccine to attend public schools.  All taxpayers pay for those schools, so the schools have a responsibility to make them safe.  To do that, they must require vaccines.

Also, prom is just a dance.  It's good fun.  Relax.
 
2013-05-10 01:52:39 PM  

People_are_Idiots: HelloNeuman: chickenpox

Correct me if I'm wrong, but what if you HAD chickenpox before you got the vaccine?

/they aren't going to miss much


The article explains that you don't need the vaccine if a blood test shows immunity (in other words, if you already had chickenpox).
 
2013-05-10 02:12:11 PM  
I'm 31 and had to prove I had already had chickenpox or a vaccine before I could register as a full time student at a local university this year. Eleven credit hours was okay, but twelve risks contagion. I ended up just getting the shot because kids didn't go to the doctor for chicken pox back in 1986. That shiat cost money.
 
2013-05-10 02:29:53 PM  

stuhayes2010: Wow, Subby tries to make fun of West Virginia but FAILS at reading WEST PENNSYLVANIA


FTA:IRWIN, Pa. (AP) - Nine students in one western Pennsylvania school district may miss their high school prom because they were found not to have the chickenpox vaccine.

I know reading is hard Subby.  You'll get it right someday.


Wow.  This has to be a first.  An angry reply from a citizen of the fine state of West Virginia.  I didn't know you guys had the internet there, let alone the ability to place together enough words to make a few cognizant sentences.
 
2013-05-10 02:32:04 PM  
Just take Valtrex before you go to the prom...
 
2013-05-10 02:46:33 PM  

Arcanum: Pocket Ninja: Wow. So in one headline we have the possibility of cruelly stereotyped hillbillies defending their traditional lifestyle from a government and society who wants to force them to choose, on the one hand, between an artificial but significant social convention like prom that exists mainly to further entrench class distinctions, and on the other hand the possibility of contracting autism from risky vaccinations. Throw in an abortion, a circumcision or two, and inter-racial dating, this could be the perfect storm of threads.

You don't get autism from vaccine.  That's what Jim Carrey and Jenny Mccarthy tell their fans.  This myth has killed children, and those who promote this myth without understanding the facts are harmful to society.

There is nothing cruel about the government requiring someone to have a vaccine to attend public schools.  All taxpayers pay for those schools, so the schools have a responsibility to make them safe.  To do that, they must require vaccines.

Also, prom is just a dance.  It's good fun.  Relax.


Hey, you must be new here. Welcome to Fark!
 
2013-05-10 02:47:12 PM  

ToddMU03: FTA: IRWIN, Pa. (AP) - Nine students in one western Pennsylvania school district may miss their high school prom because they were found not to have the chickenpox vaccine.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health notified the Norwin School District that one student has the highly contagious virus, prompting school officials to pull student immunization records.

So...how does W.V. figure in this?


The ignorance doesn't stop at the border. Subby is just saying they are all the same.
 
2013-05-10 02:51:33 PM  

TomD9938: ToddMU03: So...how does W.V. figure in this?

I believe Pennsylvania is in West Virginia, although I'm not sure, as all those eastern states are just a jumble to me.


i thought pennsylvania was in central romania
 
2013-05-10 03:09:23 PM  
Did ANYONE read the entire article?  Sheez, they are making them miss school classes and functions during the incubation period because another student was found to have the chicken pox, not because they are anti-vaxxers or anything like that.  If they've been vaccinated or they have an immunity from having already had it, they are cleared to attend.
Ever seen someone who has chicken pox after puberty?  It ain't pleasant, and it's potentially fatal.
 
2013-05-10 03:09:39 PM  
Haha WV you're so stooopid and the people there are so stoooopid and inbred LOL!  Only stoopid people live in wv and we're all smart so wh....oh.....nevermind
 
2013-05-10 03:32:42 PM  

Farty McPooPants: Did ANYONE read the entire article?  Sheez, they are making them miss school classes and functions during the incubation period because another student was found to have the chicken pox, not because they are anti-vaxxers or anything like that.  If they've been vaccinated or they have an immunity from having already had it, they are cleared to attend.
Ever seen someone who has chicken pox after puberty?  It ain't pleasant, and it's potentially fatal.


My son gave me chickenpox when I was 38.  I called my Mom to ask if I'd ever had chickenpox and she recalled that I did.  Shiat must have mutated or something. Wasn't that big of a deal.  The boy and I bonded over calamine lotion for a few days.

It's commonly school policy to ban unvaxxed students when there's an outbreak of a disease.  That's noted in the vaccination form that parents have to sign.
 
2013-05-10 04:20:01 PM  
GOOD--they can keep their little acolytes of Nurgle the hell home until they get their jabs or get over the pox. :D

(Seriously, teenhood is around the time that even the usual chickenpox crosses over from "Childhood disease that about ten percent of kids have bad effects from" to "potentially life threatening"--yes, chickenpox is one of those diseases that is actually WORSE in adults than kids.  There's also a lot more folks around nowadays that are immunodepressed--asthma meds, kids with type 1 diabetes, kids on immunosuppressants for stuff like severe psoriasis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and even stuff like transplants and leukemia and kids with HIV and other immunodeficiencies.)

And even assuming the kids don't go into the worse side effects of adult chickenpox (like, oh, chickenpox encephalitis--yes, this is a thing)...chickenpox even in its mildest forms is a farking miserable crud, and given the chance at age 5 to have had the jab or to suffer the chickenpox (right when we were scheduled to go on a field trip... :() I'd have gladly taken the shot.  (Nope, no needle phobia here!)

Alas, the chickenpox vaccine was not yet out in the 70s, and I got sick, and I got to miss a field trip and instead got to itch horribly for a week and feel downright miserable.  I'd endorse giving the kids the shot just to save them from the misery of chickenpox, to be honest.

/and no, damnit, shots will NOT give your kid Teh Autism; you or your husband's genes did that (quite possibly from his swimmers being old--we know now that ASDs are a disorder of cellular differentiation that shows up from the time the placenta forms, and much as there is an increased risk of chromosomal disorders from women over 40 having kids there is now some indication there's an increased risk of ASDs in the kids conceived when the genetic dad was over 40...again pointing very very strongly to ASDs being a hiccup in the genes).
 
2013-05-10 05:00:16 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: My son gave me chickenpox when I was 38. I called my Mom to ask if I'd ever had chickenpox and she recalled that I did. Shiat must have mutated or something. Wasn't that big of a deal. The boy and I bonded over calamine lotion for a few days.


You probably did have it, and had some but not full immunity, so the adult case you had wasn't so bad.

If you have zero immunity, an adult case can fark you up.
 
2013-05-11 01:44:35 AM  

Arcanum: People_are_Idiots: HelloNeuman: chickenpox

Correct me if I'm wrong, but what if you HAD chickenpox before you got the vaccine?

/they aren't going to miss much

The article explains that you don't need the vaccine if a blood test shows immunity (in other words, if you already had chickenpox).


Ok, just making sure. Continue with the normal flaming.

/popcorn anyone? Fresh batch.
 
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