Monday, August 16, 2010

I'll give you two reasons:

First includes everybody who refuses to have their kids vaccinated for bullshit reasons*.
Second, all kinds of illegal aliens both bringing diseases in AND not being vaccinated.
California is in the midst of its worst outbreak of whooping cough in a half-century. More than 2,700 cases have been reported so far this year — eight times last year's number at this point. Seven of the victims, all infants, have died.

And here's what really worries pediatricians like USC's Harvey Karp: Doctors thought they wiped out whooping cough when they developed vaccines decades ago
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*Be it noted that some parents have reason: daughter got sick as hell after vaccinations. Not just sore at the injection site and a little fever, actually sick. Seriously at least once. So we stopped her getting those, and she's refused any such ever since.

3 comments:

curtislowe said...

Same reason for the bed bug infestations and resurgence of TB...

Anonymous said...

Considering that infants now routinely get something on the order of 13 vaccinations before they are a year old, I have to disagree with you on the everybody needs to get all their shots meme.
The problem is that nobody has any idea what sticking that much crap into a newborn is going to do. Space the damn shots out over time or better yet don't give them unless there is a chance that the child has been exposed.

Tell why you think that someone under year old needs to start the HEP A, B, and C series?
Disclaimer: BTDT when I was working overseas for the .gov. and stayed healthly without all the shots.

Firehand said...

I don't think they do; I think they go way overboard both on the number of shots and using the combo shots.

Yes, there are those that- for school-age kids- are a good idea; that doesn't mean every kid needs EVERYTHING, and like you say they could space out those actually needed or a good idea to reduce the stress/shock to the system.