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Vaccination Rate Lags As Whooping Cough Epidemic Spreads
Posted: 31 March 2017 07:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Reading articles is a poor substitute for reading scientific research. I haven’t seen the articles you read so cannot comment on their veracity, but it is safe to say that the vast majority of the people who promote anti-vaccination nonsense lack critical thinking skills. That was my attempt at British subtlety. As an expatriate Texan I’ll say they’re all full of bull manure and wouldn’t recognize a proper double-blind study if you whacked them upside the head with it.

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Posted: 31 March 2017 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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anna - 31 March 2017 07:46 AM
DarronS - 31 March 2017 07:43 AM
anna - 31 March 2017 07:39 AM

How about home remedies?

You’re joking, I hope.

Cause I read a lot of articles about home remedies for whoopng cough. I just wonder they’re all telling lies?

They aren’t all lies although a lot of people who are only into selling something get very sloppy with the truth.  The thing about science is that it’s a community of experts constantly looking over each others shoulders keeping each other and themselves honest.  Not perfect, but better than a one-sided sales come-on.

Have you read these
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/pertussis.html
https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/about/faqs.html

Vaccination aversion has fueled measles and whooping cough outbreaks, study finds.    http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-measles-pertussis-unvaccinated-20160315-story.html
A comprehensive new study of measles and pertussis outbreaks in the United States suggests that adults’ reluctance or refusal to vaccinate themselves and their children has played a key role in the resurgence of diseases that had been largely eradicated in this country.

In an analysis published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., epidemiologists scoured reports of measles and pertussis outbreaks to glean what role vaccination refusal and hesitance played. They also considered the effect of waning immunity among those who were vaccinated. ... http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2503179.

Whooping Cough Outbreak: Top 10 Things You Should Know
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/whooping-cough-outbreak-top-10-things-you-should-know/

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