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  • Flu Outbreak Shutters Texas School District

    01/17/2018 3:51:19 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-17-2017 | Merrill Hope
    A flu outbreak is forcing a North Texas school district to shut down for a week because the number of students, teachers, and staff exhibiting influenza-like symptoms continues to soar. The Bonham Independent School District will close its doors on Wednesday, January 17, and reopen a week later, on January 24, after cleaning crews sanitize classrooms, common campus areas, supplies, and school buses, as recommended by state public health officials. Bonham ISD Superintendent Marvin Beaty said he decided to cancel classes after so many students, staff, and faculty members manifested flu-like symptoms. Fourteen percent, or 266, of the school district’s...
  • Florida has reported more mumps cases in 2017 than the last five years combined

    12/20/2017 9:58:48 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 30 replies
    Miamiherald ^ | 12/19/17 | Daniel Chang
    At least 56 cases of mumps have been reported in Florida in 2017, a significant rise over prior years but well below outbreaks in other states, which have reported hundreds of infections this year. The 2017 count includes confirmed and probable cases, said Brad Dalton, a health department spokesman. Dalton said the health department publishes a monthly surveillance report for mumps and other diseases, though the most current report is for November and counts 54 cases. “The Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best way to prevent all three conditions,” he said. Yet, in at least half of the...
  • Flu season hits Massachusetts early as experts worry vaccine won’t match dominant strain

    12/05/2017 1:03:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    boston.com ^ | Erica Yee
    The state has seen a “very rapid increase” in influenza-like illness and a surge in confirmed flu cases, the state’s public health commissioner Monica Bharel said in a statement Tuesday. Medical experts wrote last week in The New England Journal of Medicine that there is “mounting concern” about the record level of flu in Australia after reports emerged that the vaccine there was only 10 percent effective against the dominant H3N2 strain. The American flu vaccine uses the same composition, indicating possible low vaccine effectiveness and a similarly severe flu season. ... The department recommends people get the flu vaccine as soon as...
  • Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated

    11/06/2017 7:44:52 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 70 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11/6/17 | PERRI KLASS, M.D.
    The number of mumps virus infected in 2010 was in the hundreds. Last year there were 6,000 cases reported. (See news source due to copyright restrictions)
  • What Australia's bad flu season means for Europe, North America

    09/04/2017 1:47:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:41 PM ET, Sun September 3, 2017 | Susan Scutti,
    Australia is having a worse flu season than usual this year, with 93,711 laboratory-confirmed cases reported to its National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System as of August 18, government data show. That's almost 2˝ times more infections than in the same period last year... A total of 52 deaths associated with influenza have been reported in Australia this year, compared with 27 as of this same time last year.... ... In Australia, the early data "indicates the four flu strains in the vaccine are well-matched to circulating viruses," said Sheppeard. "It is known that one of the strains in the vaccine...
  • Lyme disease is set to explode and we still don’t have a vaccine

    04/04/2017 7:45:08 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 35 replies
    newscientist.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Chelsea Whyte
    A new prediction says 2017 and 2018 will see major Lyme disease outbreaks in new areas. This could lead to lifelong health consequences, so where's the vaccine? Thanks to a changing climate it could be one of the worst on record: the ticks that carry the disease have been found in places where it has never before been a problem – and where most people don’t know how to respond. The danger zone isn’t confined to the US: similar signs are flagging potential outbreaks in Europe. Polish researchers predict a major outbreak there in 2018. In theory, Ostfeld’s early warning...
  • Vaccine clinic being held in response to mumps outbreak

    03/11/2017 3:40:30 PM PST · by davikkm · 24 replies
    BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Health officials are holding a vaccination clinic in response to a mumps outbreak at suburban Chicago schools. The Lake County Public Health Department says four cases have been confirmed at Barrington High School and one case at Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire. More than 35 other suspected cases have been reported in the area.
  • Bernie Sanders: Trump Should Avoid a Bad Zika Deal

    03/10/2017 8:32:26 PM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 March 2017 | Bernie Sanders
    Donald J. Trump told the American people during his presidential campaign, “This country is being drained of its jobs and its money because we have stupid people making bad deals.” He promised to make better deals, ones in which we would win so much we “may even get tired of winning.” Now his administration, through the Army, is on the brink of making a bad deal, giving a French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, the exclusive license to patents and thus a monopoly to sell a vaccine against the Zika virus. If Mr. Trump allows this deal, Sanofi will be able to...
  • Why the Kennedy-De Niro Vaccine Challenge Matters

    02/18/2017 3:07:54 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    American Conservative ^ | February 15, 2017 | PRATIK CHOUGULE
    JPC-PROD / Shutterstock Robert Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro convened a news conference on Wednesday at the National Press Club to announce a $100,000 cash reward for anyone who identifies a peer-reviewed scientific study demonstrating that the mercury in vaccines is safe. Though the challenge was perhaps something of a stunt, the significance of the appearance was underscored by Kennedy’s confirming that President Trump may ask him to lead a commission on autism. The consequences of such a commission could extend beyond the narrow vaccine/autism debate. More significantly, the commission could expose the incentives driving vaccination policy, which, in...
  • How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning

    02/10/2017 8:05:22 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02/08/2017 | Peter J. Hotezfeb
    HOUSTON — It’s looking as if 2017 could become the year when the anti-vaccination movement gains ascendancy in the United States and we begin to see a reversal of several decades in steady public health gains. The first blow will be measles outbreaks in America. Measles is one of the most contagious and most lethal of all human diseases. A single person infected with the virus can infect more than a dozen unvaccinated people, typically infants too young to have received their first measles shot. Such high levels of transmissibility mean that when the percentage of children in a community...
  • WHO: No Zika vaccine before 2020

    02/02/2017 7:21:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 2 February 2017 08:51 CET+01:00 | AFP
    About 40 potential vaccines for the Zika virus are being tested, but none are likely to be available for women of childbearing age before 2020, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO director Margaret Chan said the virus, linked to deformations in babies’ heads and brains, remained “firmly entrenched” in large parts of the world. Although progress toward effective prevention has been made, with some drugs now in clinical trials, “a vaccine judged safe enough for use in women of childbearing age may not be fully licensed before 2020,” Chan said. …
  • autism/vaccine expert on Coast to Coast A.M.

    01/12/2017 11:12:45 PM PST · by Boowhoknew · 83 replies
    A expert who is discussing causal studies on autism the CDC has covered up is on Coast to Cpoast right now 1:00 am 1/13/2017
  • Vaccines to travel to Colombia?

    11/28/2016 9:51:12 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 25 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com/ ^ | 11-28-2016 | Self
    Anyone travel to Colombia or Ecuador? Vaccines necessary or not?
  • Arkansas Investigates Mumps Outbreak With More Than 400 Possible Cases

    10/10/2016 1:34:39 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 12 replies
    abcnews ^ | Oct. 10 , 2016 | Gillian Mohney
    he Arkansas Department of Health is investigating a mumps outbreak that may have infected hundreds of people. A total of 427 suspected cases of mumps are being investigated in the state, with the majority of them children, the department reported on Friday. More than 30 schools in the state have reported one or more student contracting the mumps virus. The health department is requiring any student with a MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine exemption to stay home for at least 26 days if they were exposed to the mumps virus. If students get the MMR vaccine, they will be...
  • In Reversal, Gov. Gary Johnson Now Supports Mandatory Vaccination

    08/31/2016 9:35:40 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | August 23, 2016 | Taylor Dobbs
    Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is newly in favor of mandatory vaccination, he says, after learning more about the science of immunization. In 2011, Johnson tweeted “No to mandatory vaccines,” but asked in an interview with VPR Wednesday about his position, Johnson said he now believes that vaccinations should be mandatory.
  • Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not Safe

    07/13/2016 11:12:08 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 42 replies
    Journal of American Physicians Surgeons ^ | 07/13/2016 | Neil Z Miller
    Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not Safe” published in the Journal of American Physicians Surgeons Volume 21, Number 2, Summer 2016. http://www.jpands.org/vol21no2/miller.pdf CDC’s VAERS Data Confirm Multiple Vaccines Given at Same Time Increase Morbidity and Mortality in Children Medical research journalist Neil Z Miller on the publication of an apparent retrospective analysis of CDC VAERS data titled “Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not Safe” published in the Journal of American Physicians Surgeons Volume 21, Number 2, Summer 2016. “Since 1990, the VAERS database has received more than 500,000 reports of suspected adverse reactions to vaccines.” "Our...
  • Antivaccine activists gleefully attack and dox a 12-year-old boy who made a pro-vaccine video

    06/26/2016 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 211 replies
    Respectful Insolence ^ | June 8, 2016 | Orac (David Gorski)
    If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the antivaccine movement, it’s that its members dislike being criticized. Oh, hell, let’s be honest. The really, really hate criticism and react very, very badly to it. Whereas you or I or other skeptics might react to criticism by trying to address it using facts, science, and reason, the first reaction of many antivaccine loons is to attack, attack, attack.
  • Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

    06/01/2016 7:26:57 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 1 JUNE 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease. The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific cancers.
  • 10% of Canadian Females in ER after getting HPV Vaccine

    05/06/2016 10:32:29 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 59 replies
    macedoniaonline ^ | 04 May 2016
    A shocking new science study funded by the Alberta Ministry of Health and published in the VACCINE science journal has found that nearly 10 percent of Canadian females end up in emergency rooms (the "Emergency Department" in Canadian vernacular) following HPV vaccine injections. The study is entitled Adverse events following HPV vaccination, Alberta 2006-2014 and is also found at this source . Even more shockingly, vaccine researchers funded by the Alberta Ministry of Health declare this 10% emergency room visitation rate to be "low" and "consistent with those seen elsewhere [with vaccines]." If 100 people drink contaminated water and 10...
  • The Catalyst for the documentary film, Vaxxed (CDC's Fraudulent Vaccine/Autism Study)

    04/19/2016 10:54:50 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 41 replies
    AHRP ^ | April 5, 2016
    The Catalyst for the documentary film, Vaxxed In 2013, Dr. William Thompson, senior epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) stepped forward and confessed that the pivotal CDC study published in the journal of the American Association of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2004), entitled “Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan Atlanta,” was manipulated, its claimed findings fraudulent. This study has been used repeatedly by the CDC, to assure doctors and the public that the study provides scientific evidence disproving any connection between the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine...