Washington State Measles
“VANCOUVER, Wash. — Amber Gorrow is afraid to leave her house with her infant son because she lives at the epicenter of Washington state’s biggest measles outbreak in more than two decades. Born eight weeks ago, Leon is too young to get his first measles shot, putting him at risk for the highly contagious respiratory virus, which can be fatal in small children.”
“You know what keeps me up at night?” said Clark County Public Health Director Alan Melnick. “Measles is exquisitely contagious. If you have an undervaccinated population, and you introduce a measles case into that population, it will take off like a wildfire.”[‘Like a wildfire’: Washington state measles outbreak has potential to go very big, very quickly – News – Stripes]
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A measles shot out-weights any inherent risks.
Indeed, getting a measles shot is one way to love your neighbor as yourself.
I know in Seattle, King County Washington State any mention of a Christianity with power will be prosecuted but getting a measles shot is just Jesus wisdom in action.
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.
Naturally “Washington state Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, has introduced a measure that would remove personal-belief exemptions for the MMR vaccine” because everyone has been so dumbed-down by the government that they are dumb-down-dumb.
- “Washington state Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, has introduced a measure that would remove personal-belief exemptions for the MMR vaccine. Research has confirmed that vaccines don’t cause autism, a common reason cited by parents who reject vaccinations. Others object to the timing and combinations of the vaccines and to being forced to inoculate their children.” [Washington measles outbreak sends vaccine demand soaring, even among the hesitant | The Seattle Times]
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“Measles, which remains endemic in many parts of the world, generally returns to the United States when infected travelers bring the disease back to pockets of the country where some parents have chosen not to vaccinate their children. When immunization rates fall below a certain threshold, outbreaks can occur; pregnant women, young children and people with compromised immune systems who can’t get vaccinated are especially at risk. Last year, 349 cases were confirmed across 26 states and the District of Columbia, the second highest total since the disease was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Since October, an outbreak in New York’s Orthodox Jewish community has sickened 209 people. In the first month of 2019, 10 states, including New York and Washington, have reported cases, all signs of a resurgence of a disease that is entirely preventable with a vaccine that authorities say is safe and effective.
In Washington, with late winter and spring generally the height of measles transmission, health officials say they are scrambling to stop the disease before it can spread further — spending about $200,000 so far to track down hundreds of unvaccinated people who may have been exposed.
Clark County officials have directed hundreds of families who may have been exposed to the virus at more than three dozen locations — including a Portland Trailblazers basketball game, schools, churches and stores such as Costco and Walmart — to keep their kids home from school for 21 days to avoid exposing others.
They’re encouraging parents to vaccinate their kids if they haven’t already, and are pushing back against rumors and misinformation, including that self-medicating with vitamin A will prevent measles.”[‘Like a wildfire’: Washington state measles outbreak has potential to go very big, very quickly – News – Stripes]