Mods, this is a Facebook post, not copyrighted material. I hope this can stay, but if not, I can painstakingly paraphrase it.
From Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vermont-Coalition-for-Vaccine-Choice/380959335251497 They make a compelling point. We only hear screamy health department press releases about outbreaks and rallying cries to take our informed consent rights away when there is a REMOTE chance of scapegoating and blaming the unvaccinated. Any thoughts on this double standard?
"202 cases of mumps in the US as of May!! Where is the media frenzy? http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6220md.htm?s_cid=mm6220md_w Where is the hysteria? The outrage over vaccination rates?
Well... - in Massachusetts, the students who got the mumps had been vaccinated.
...Holy Cross reported their outbreak, adding that, "All Holy Cross students (except for those very few with medical waivers) are appropriately immunized with MMR vaccine" ...http://offices.holycross.edu/healthservices/mumps
- in Virginia, the students who got the mumps had been vaccinated. ... (reported by NJ public health): "All cases are in UR [University of Richmond] students with a documented history of two doses of mumps-containing vaccine." ...http://www.mcrhc.org/mumps_update.html
- in Maryland, the students who got the mumps had been vaccinated. ... "Loyola University requires the MMR vaccination for all enrolled students." http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/14257/20130314/mumps-virus-outbreak-baltimore-loyola-university.htm#1SjftyLTLBgJTzyE.99"
Do you see a trend here? Maybe it is time to seriously investigate the claims of the Merck virologists who allegedly, "witnessed firsthand the improper testing and data falsification in which Merck engaged to artificially inflate the vaccine's efficacy findings." See: http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/06/27/MerckUnsealed.pdf "