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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com


I tried to research this and get a bead on just exactly what was the right and the wrong of this subject. What I got was about 50/50. So I really don’t have a cut and dried opinion.

If you look at enough sites you will see there are many that back up what Rand Paul said, but there are also plenty of them that say just the opposite.

The one thing I don’t understand is why this is such a big issue to start with. Even if ALL the ones that don’t get vaccinated get sick, exactly how will that affect the ones that do get vaccinated? They’re vaccinated.

Sooo, what’s the issue?

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@jlriggs57aol-com I disagree, although I will say that my disagreement is not a big deal. Here is why:

The vaccine does not 100% prevent someone from getting measles.

In fact, among the 51 measles cases linked directly to Disneyland, six of the people had received their measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The percentages are low, but the idea is that large amounts of people getting vaccinated stops these viruses from spreading quickly created mass casualties.

The CDC also says that 9 of out 10 unvaccinated people exposed to the measles virus will get the measles.

So you can see why the vaccination is so important, if people are not vaccinated it creates the chances of the disease spreading to infect 90% of unvaccinated people, and about 3% of vaccinated people.

You can read more about this here:

The article above also explains how the unvaccinated keep the disease alive. If 100% of people were vaccinated, we could essentially get rid of the virus because it would have nowhere to go.

Just think about it this way, how many people do you know that are autistic?

How many people do you know that have been vaccinated?

I think there is another cause for autism, I don’t think it has anything to do with vaccinations. As long as we keep pointing the finger at the wrong places, we will not find the answer.


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My wife informs me that our kids were vaccinated for the measles when they were little. I was not when I was a kid and had the measles and the chicken pox. They were not very memorable because I had to ask my mom what childhood diseases I had when I was growing up. I barely remember having either one and had no lasting effects at all.

I’ll be honest, I don’t know what the right answer is. Here are a few excerpts from the link below.

[What is Measles?
Measles is a very contagious disease that produces a pink rash all over the body. It is caused by a virus that affects the respiratory system, skin, and eyes. The first symptoms appear about 10 days after becoming infected. A fever, cough, and runny nose develop, and the eyes become red, watery and sensitive to light. The fever may reach 105 degrees F (41 degrees C). Small pink spots with gray-white centers develop inside the mouth. A few days later, pink spots break out on the face. The rash then spreads all over the body. Once the rash reaches the feet — in two or three days — the fever drops and the runny nose and cough disappear. The rash on other parts of the body begins to fade, and the infected person starts to feel better.]


[Is measles dangerous?
Prior to the 1960s, most children in the United States and Canada caught measles. Complications from the disease were unlikely. Previously healthy children usually recovered without incident.(1) However, measles can be dangerous in populations newly exposed to the virus,(2) and in malnourished children living in undeveloped countries.(3,4) Ear infections, pneumonia, brain damage (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis), and death are some of the possibilities.(5) In advanced countries, measles can be severe when it infects people living in impoverished communities with poor nutrition, sanitation, and inadequate health care.(6) Complications are also more likely when the disease strikes infants, adults, and anyone with a compromised immune system.(7)]


[How safe is the measles vaccine?
The measles vaccine has a long history of causing serious adverse reactions. The pharmaceutical company responsible for producing the measles vaccine publishes an extensive list of ailments known to have occurred following the shot. Severe afflictions affecting nearly every body system — blood, lymphatic, digestive, cardiovascular, immune, nervous, respiratory, and sensory — have been linked to this “preventive” inoculation. These include: encephalitis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, febrile and afebrile convulsions, seizures, ataxia, ocular palsies, anaphylaxis, angioneurotic edema, bronchial spasms, panniculitis, vasculitis, atypical measles, thrombocytopenia, lymphadenopathy, leukocytosis, pneumonitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, urticaria, deafness, otitis media, retinitis, optic neuritis, rash, fever, dizziness, headache, and death (Figure 3).(41)

The manufacturer also warns that the measles vaccine “has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential” and “it is…not known whether [it] can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive capacity.” Thus, “it would be prudent to assume that the vaccine strain of virus is…capable of inducing adverse fetal effects.” Also, “caution should be exercised when…administered to a nursing woman.”(42)]

It’s like I said, there is so much information for both sides I just can’t get a good handle on it. I guess for now I’m still kind of neutral.

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Here are my thoughts on it

September 11, 2015

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Sam, ran across this by accident. If you have a comment to leave, please post the @’s of those involved in the discussion.

This is a discussion site, posting a video to promote yourself isn’t contributing to the discussion, it is advertising.

I would love to read your written thoughts and have a discussion with you.

Have a great day.

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