New York City Orders Mandatory Vaccines for Some Amid Measles Outbreak

By and | April 11, 2019

  • April 11, 2019 at 2:10 pm
    Perplexed says:
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    Why is there hysteria now over measles and chicken pox? They are not diseases, they’re infections and when we were growing up just about everyone I knew had both and no one died. You stayed at home, maybe saw a doctor, if you had a bad enough case and then got over it.

    • April 11, 2019 at 2:18 pm
      rob says:
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      People can and have died of the measles, unfortunately. Roald Dahl’s daughter, for one. It’s not commonly fatal but can be.

      Bottom line: people need to get vaccinated. Diseases like measles were all but unheard of in the US until the anti-vax movement.

    • April 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm
      Mike says:
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      My cousin was born deaf because his mother contracted measles while pregnant; not something you just “get over.”

    • April 12, 2019 at 2:33 pm
      Rosenblatt says:
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      Since nobody commented on the other item Perplexed inquired about – chicken pox is normally not fatal for children, but if you don’t get chicken pox until you’re adult, it definitely could kill you.

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