Parents protest OR vaccine bill as measles outbreak grows

Henrietta Strickland
March 10, 2019

"Immunization helps protect you, your family, and your community from this risky and largely preventable virus". An outbreak in an Orthodox Jewish community in NY began when an unvaccinated child returned home after acquiring the disease in Israel, where a major flare-up is occurring.

Hundreds of people protested a contentious vaccine bill that would make it harder for OR parents to opt out of school vaccination requirements.

"There is strong evidence to suggest that at least part of the source of this trend is the degree to which medically inaccurate information about vaccines surface on the websites where many Americans get their information, among them Amazon", the letter read.

Per Dr. Frankovich, Medical Director for Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties, "These outbreaks are entirely preventable because the MMR vaccine has been proven time and again over decades, to be both safe and highly effective". Results showed that around 1 percent of the children (6,517 children) developed autism. Journalist Brian Deer discovered in 2011 that Wakefield pocketed over $75,000 while trying to prove the link between vaccines and autism.

The factors that the scientists considered in determining the risk of autism are having a sibling with an autism diagnosis, low birth weight, maternal age, paternal age, and smoking during pregnancy.

Lead study author Dr Anders Hviid of the Statens Serum Institute warned parents to not skip the vaccine and said that there remained a risk of resurgence of the diseases like measles if there was inadequate vaccination.

Further analyses of the data revealed that there is also no links between autism and vaccination even those that are not MMR.

Omer nevertheless hailed the Danish paper as "the largest, or one of the largest, studies on the subject".

The myth linking MMR to autism continues to circulate even though it was completely debunked years ago.

Turkey has donated a total of 100,000 doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine to Georgia, which is now grappling with a measles outbreak, the Health Ministry said Friday. "It's highly contagious and miserable to experience", we said.

Just a 5% reduction in vaccination coverage can triple measles cases in the community, researchers note.

The MMR vaccine is readily available throughout the state. There are also all the people whose parents chose not to get them vaccinated.

"Making sure you have all your immunizations is especially important for travelers, because measles is circulating in many countries outside the United States", the health department said.

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