April 24, 2014, US News & World Report: Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC
April 24, 2014, USA Today: CDC: Vaccines save hundreds of thousands of lives
April 23, 2014, News 9 Oklahoma City, OK: Funding For Oklahoma Autism Program Cut
April 16, 2014, Financial Post (Canada): Lawrence Solomon: The untold story of measles
Although these outbreaks start outside the country, measles infection spreads rapidly among unvaccinated people, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said during an early afternoon press briefing. . . .
"This was a wake-up call and it impressed upon me how infectious measles is, because a single undiagnosed case in a hospital could result in dozens of secondary cases," he explained.
The program also saves money, Frieden said. Fewer hospitalizations and more lives saved will cut nearly $295 billion in direct costs and $1.38 trillion in total societal costs, estimates indicate. . . .
"Measles caused about 3 million cases a year in the United States before there was a vaccine in 1963," said Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the division of infectious diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
We're sick of hearing from Paul Offit while we're not told about his vaccine.
We're sick of the CDC caring more about vaccines than sick kids.
I posted comments.
Doubts about vaccines safety - and fading memories of vaccine-preventable diseases - have contributed to a resurgence of nearly forgotten diseases such as measles, which was officially declared eradicated in the USA in 2000. Numerous studies have debunked the notion that vaccines cause autism or other chronic diseases, says William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist and professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.
Liz Szabo at USA Today cities Dr. William Schaffner as an expert who denies vaccines cause autism. She forgot to mention all his pharma ties. I posted comments.
A statewide program for children with autism could soon be eliminated. Critical funding for the program has been cut. Now The Oklahoma Autism Center is scrambling to keep its doors open.
The center was founded eight years ago. The organization says it offers support and services that autistic children can't get anywhere else in the state.
"He started out, you know, everything was typical and then around 15 to 16 months, he stopped responding to his name and stopped making eye contact," said parent, Kayleigh Brosh.
These stories of regression are so common now that no one is alarmed if their child suddenly regresses, especially the doctor. I posted a comment. I asked what legislators are going to do when all these kids age out of school
Clearly, the science is not settled, making for parents a numbers game of the decision to vaccinate their children. Some parents rely on the press or health authorities to interpret the numbers. Others defy the authorities and weigh the risks in the numbers differently, in deciding what's best for their own families. Who are these others? According to a survey in Pediatrics, unvaccinated children in the U.S. have a mother who is at least 30 years old, who has at least one college degree and whose household has an annual income of at least $75,000. In the absence of studies showing vaccinated children to be healthier than those unvaccinated, the parents in these educated households have determined that the numbers argue against vaccination.
Excellent facts on the dubious history of the measles vaccine.
While there is no mention here of the link between the MMR and the epidemic increase in autism, I'm sure parents in the autism community will be interested in this.
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