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(Medical Xpress)   Even with spotty data, the CDC says there are 228 measles cases already this year   (medicalxpress.com) divider line
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2019-03-13 01:05:52 PM  
Unless CDC stands for Colition fer Devacsinating Children, I aint listning. USA USA!
 
2019-03-13 01:06:46 PM  
That's just a measly 228 cases.
 
2019-03-13 01:10:56 PM  
Are these diseases coming in from outside the country?
 
2019-03-13 01:22:40 PM  
Murica number one.
 
2019-03-13 01:23:45 PM  
No seriously, I dont know about you subby, but back in my day, everyone had measles and it wasnt a big deal
 
2019-03-13 01:41:24 PM  

Snarfangel: That's just a measly 228 cases.


Beat me to it, damn you!

While I realize that number should be close to zero, it's a lot smaller than the media protrays it to be.
 
2019-03-13 01:58:10 PM  

lolmao500: No seriously, I dont know about you subby, but back in my day, everyone had measles and it wasnt a big deal


Except for the ones who ended up blind or deaf.  The last "back in my day" guy in one of these threads knew a couple of those.
 
2019-03-13 02:06:00 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Snarfangel: That's just a measly 228 cases.

Beat me to it, damn you!

While I realize that number should be close to zero, it's a lot smaller than the media protrays it to be.


1. It's only mid-March. Still over 3/4 of the year left, so we're looking at close to 1,000 cases of measles if the trend holds.
2. Recall that the country flipped its shiat when 11 people got a mild form of ebola.
3. People are supposed to be vaccinated against measles, so it's worrying to go from a few dozen cases a year (if that; I didn't look up the pre-antivax trend) to over two hundred in almost 2.5 months. It suggests that these vaccinations are doing their work, and that to stop vaccinating means a quick resumption of the trend from the 1950s. It also serves as a pretty good example of how herd immunity works (or doesn't).

// a friend comes out of post-measles quarantine next week
// they were vaccinated, but somewhat immunocompromised after a cancer diagnosis (thankfully, now cancer free)
// but measles has an annoying way of farking up your whole immune system as it runs its course (like, it can un-immunize against viruses you've previously cleared), so now she's again at risk for a whole bunch of stuff
 
2019-03-13 02:07:35 PM  
Vaccinate. Your. Kids.
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2019-03-13 02:55:29 PM  
F*ck you antivaxxers
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2019-03-13 05:18:20 PM  
Just for reference before the anti-vaxxer craze gained traction there were only 55 cases of measles in all north and south America combined.

If anti-vaxxers were really against vaccines, surely they should want to get everyone vaccinated because after everyone is, the disease dies and we don't have to vaccinate anyone ever again. I mean it's not like you had your smallpox vaccine recently is it.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2019-03-13 05:18:47 PM  
gah 2005, forgot to add the year
 
2019-03-13 06:58:43 PM  
And to think, back in November of 2002 measles was declared eradicated in North, Central, and South America.
 
2019-03-13 07:07:03 PM  

Dr Dreidel: NotThatGuyAgain: Snarfangel: That's just a measly 228 cases.

Beat me to it, damn you!

While I realize that number should be close to zero, it's a lot smaller than the media protrays it to be.

1. It's only mid-March. Still over 3/4 of the year left, so we're looking at close to 1,000 cases of measles if the trend holds.
2. Recall that the country flipped its shiat when 11 people got a mild form of ebola.
3. People are supposed to be vaccinated against measles, so it's worrying to go from a few dozen cases a year (if that; I didn't look up the pre-antivax trend) to over two hundred in almost 2.5 months. It suggests that these vaccinations are doing their work, and that to stop vaccinating means a quick resumption of the trend from the 1950s. It also serves as a pretty good example of how herd immunity works (or doesn't).

// a friend comes out of post-measles quarantine next week
// they were vaccinated, but somewhat immunocompromised after a cancer diagnosis (thankfully, now cancer free)
// but measles has an annoying way of farking up your whole immune system as it runs its course (like, it can un-immunize against viruses you've previously cleared), so now she's again at risk for a whole bunch of stuff


Here ya go, stats.  Amazing that they considered it eliminated in the US in 2000.

I get that 228 is high but from the media you'd think it would be 20,000.

https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-out​b​reaks.html
 
2019-03-13 09:44:02 PM  
Don't make me vaccinate you the hard way.

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