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Read the following article and name the falsehood.

 

http://blogs.theprovince.com/2014/04/27/letter-of-the-week-todays-parents-have-no-memory-of-how-viruses-killed-many-canadians/

 

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1. The title is completely wrong. "Today's Parents Have No Memory Of How Viruses Killed Many Canadians"
Most of the diseases she is discussing are caused by a bacterium, not a virus.


"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."
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There is a reason why the measles vaccine was developed. In the not-distant past, it was common for people to die — or survive with lifelong disabilities, when they contracted the disease.

I think the more serious diseases killed them before measles did.

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3. She mentions vaccines overcoming diseases as scarlet fever and typhus

There has not been a vaccine for scarlet fever for 70 yrs.

There is a vaccine for typhus but it is not on the CDC schedule.

The BCG has never been on the US schedule.


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4. Pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus, scarlet fever, typhus and TB are caused by bacterium not viruses.


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