The recent deaths of 35 people in Europe due to measles has reignited the longstanding and very heated debate surrounding vaccinations.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children under the age of five. The WHO estimates...
I recently read that the two senators in my home state of California will be pushing a bill forward removing vaccine exemptions for children. This will essentially mandate vaccinations for children to enter public school. Frankly, I am horrified. I try not to be riled up by stuff like this, but...
<p>"A <span class="yshortcuts cs4-ndcor" id="user_lw_1311626141_7" style="color:rgb(0,0,0);">measles</span> epidemic has killed 1,145 children in the <span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="user_lw_1311626141_0"...
<p>The title says it all. Do you think you should vax to promote herd immunity? </p>
<p>If so, why? If not - why not?</p>
<p>Does this differ from vax to vax?</p>
<p>I have to go now (work and kids - dontcha ya know) but will chime in later.</p>
<p>My daughter is 2.5 years old and will be just turning 3 when we are tentatively travelling overseas. The country we will visit does not have a major measles problem (the main one I'm nervous about) but it still exists there. We will be staying there for at least 5 months or so. I'm SO...
<p>Do you think it is possible to use vaccines to eradicate diseases? Do you think it has been done in the case of small pox worldwide and other diseases in certain regions? If it might be possible, then what makes a disease worth eradicating or a vaccine worth using to eradicate it?</p>
<p><a href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/51585608-78/measles-health-department-immunized.html.csp" target="_blank">http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/51585608-78/measles-health-department-immunized.html.csp</a></p>
<p>No mention of vaccinated or not...</p>
<p>I'm re-researching vaccines now that I have some older children and I see that there is a lot of research that says that children who have received the MMR vaccine and then catch the wild virus get atypical measles and that's when you see the rates of pnuemonia, etc go up. But I can't find...
This list is a compilation of books suggested by MDC members:
The Cutter Incident , Paul Offit
Don't Vaccinate Before You Educate , Mayer Eisenstein
Evidence of Harm , David Kirby
How To Raise A Healthy Child ... Inspite Of Your Doctor , Robert S. Mendelsohn
<p>So I read in a recent article that said, because most of the population is vaccinated, this is the reason that outbreaks are contained. If the population were not vaccinated, there would be an outbreak across the entire nation.</p>
<p>Trying, as a non-vaxer, to figure this one out.</p>
<p>Im just wondering how many mommas vaccinate, dont vaccinate or delay vaccinate - and the effect they have seen so far. What are your reasons for your choice? What advice do you have for moms who are thinking of doing what you are doing? Just curious :]</p>
<p>So my daughter got measles and my husband got it, too. We have been traveling domestically and have not been home, but we were no where that was obvious to catch it. My daughter is your classic unvaxed child with an outstanding immune system. She broke out into her fever and developed a...