Sunday, October 11, 2015

Shocking: Not getting vaccinated leads to measles outbreak

Back here on planet Earth with rational people, we understand vaccinations have helped almost eradicate diseases that have literally plagued the human race for centuries.

God damn it, it seems as evident as 1 + 1 equals 2 in a Euclidean numbering system, that which we commonly use.

So to those who oppose vaccinations, sit down and STFU!

[A case of measles has been linked to a megachurch in northern Tarrant County where a congregant recently traveled overseas.

Eagle Mountain International Church, about 50 miles northwest of Dallas, released a statement Tuesday that said a visitor attended a service who had been overseas and was exposed to measles.

“Therefore the congregation, staff at Kenneth Copeland Ministries and the daycare center on the property were exposed through that contact,” the statement said.]

[A Texas megachurch connected to a pastor who has openly questioned the benefits of modern medicine has been forced to host vaccination clinics after 21 members of the congregation contracted measles.

The outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, located about 20 miles north of Fort Worth, Texas.

Officials with area health departments said those affected by the outbreak range in age from 4-months to 44-years-old.]  Emphasis added to show these people as batshit crazy.

[An outbreak of the measles at Kenneth Copeland's Texas megachurch has gotten some attention because (1) measles is something children are generally vaccinated for, these days and (2) Kenneth Copeland is, of course, an anti-vaccine crackpot. In what seems to be yet another bitterly ironic attempt by God to teach noisy religious fundamentalists what-for, the church has thus become the epicenter of a small but worrisome outbreak that has so far infected 10 and resulted in the Departmentof State Health Services issuing an alert spanning North Texas.]  (Italics inserted instuctiong in irony)

Look, people with medical training who have done seiouis studies on vaccine autism links have found no links:
2013 CDC study[PDF - 204 KB] added to the research showing that vaccines do not cause ASD. The study looked at the number of antigens (substances in vaccines that cause the body’s immune system to produce disease-fighting antibodies) from vaccines during the first two years of life. The results showed that the total amount of antigen from vaccines received was the same between children with ASD and those that did not have ASD.  

Vaccine ingredients do not cause autism. 

One vaccine ingredient that has been studied specifically is thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative used to prevent contamination of multidose vials of vaccines. Research shows that thimerosal does not cause ASD. In fact, a 2004 scientific review by the IOM concluded that "the evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between thimerosal–containing vaccines and autism." Since 2003, there have been nine CDC-funded or conducted studies[PDF - 316 KB] that have found no link between thimerosal-containing vaccines and ASD, as well as no link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and ASD in children.] 
From my uninformed view even though more children have received diagnoses of autism, perhaps these numbers of affected children have just seemed to arrive as vaccinations increased; this does not prove causation.Perhaps past had same numbers but we saw some as geniuses, some dunces, some just slow, and others weirdos.

[Instead {Nurses’ Study shows autism rates double with exposure to high levels of fine-particulate air pollution during pregnancy; strongest link in third trimester
December 18, 2014 
Nurses’ Study shows autism rates double with exposure to high levels of fine-particulate air pollution during pregnancy; strongest link in third trimester. 
December 18, 2014]

So instead of supporting industries spweing petro-chemical pollutants  our societies should make more use of reuseable energy so as not to poison our children, companies like those of the Kochs:

The volume of Koch Industries' toxic output is staggering. According to the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Political Economy Research Institute, only three companies rank among the top 30 polluters of America's air, water and climate: ExxonMobil, American Electric Power and Koch Industries. Thanks in part to its 2005 purchase of paper-mill giant Georgia-Pacific, Koch Industries dumps more pollutants into the nation's waterways than General Electric and International Paper combined. The company ranks 13th in the nation for toxic air pollution. Koch's climate pollution, meanwhile, outpaces oil giants including Valero, Chevron and Shell. Across its businesses, Koch generates 24 million metric tons of greenhouse gases a year. (Emphasis added.)

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