Herochat

Booming measles cases rocket toward record: Up nearly 100 from last week

Imperial

  • Was once the Greatest of All Time
  • ******
  • 2798
  • +15/-2
    • View Profile
Anti-vaxers are the new smokers.

https://news.yahoo.com/booming-measles-cases-rocket-toward-150905114.html?.tsrc=notification-brknews

The number of measles cases recorded across the U.S. rose by almost 100 last week as the annual total continued its march toward record levels, federal health officials reported Monday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 465 cases have been confirmed in 19 states so far in 2019, the second-highest total since measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. almost two decades ago.

The numbers are up sharply from even a week ago, when the total number of cases stood at 387 in 15 states. There were 372 cases last year; the highest total since 2000 was 667 in 2014.

Start the day smarter: Get USA TODAY's Daily Briefing in your inbox

The surge has been fueled in part by the  anti-vaccination movement – most people who contract measles have not been vaccinated, the CDC said. Measles are extremely contagious.

"If one person has it, up to 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected," the CDC said.
Avatar : Glynis Barber, as Harriet Makepeace
Sig : Casi Davis, as Cammy White


Tjackflash

  • **
  • 395
  • +6/-36
    • View Profile
   Didn’t we have the anti-vax discussion a week or two ago? 
   During the “Doctor who sicced the cops on the anti-vaxxers in Az.” thread.
'cause justice is the one thing you should always find.

Riv1

  • ************
  • 21591
  • +78/-1066
    • View Profile
Pretty sure i skipped that thread.
 For what its worth, i think those anti vax ppl are retarded.

Dlbiininja

  • ******
  • 3924
  • +120/-14019
  • Destroyer of father of socks self-esteem
    • View Profile
Pretty sure i skipped that thread.
 For what its worth, i think those anti vax ppl are retarded.

The new lepers. 
My negative Karma correlates to the amount of butthurt I've caused you! 
blowmeuptom.com/   https://www.facebook.com/tomleykisshow/
http://garyanddino.com/ 

Riv1

  • ************
  • 21591
  • +78/-1066
    • View Profile
^^^i didnt know the old ones, but i’ve nothig against them.
Leprosy’s not a choice, being anti vax is.

Thanos6

  • *****
  • 1674
  • +22/-17
    • View Profile
Anti-vaxxers, to quote Garfield, should be drug out into the street and shot.
Truten forever!

HalloweenJack

  • ********
  • 10049
  • +43/-10
  • Rowdy AF
    • View Profile
full of vaccines.

Riv1

  • ************
  • 21591
  • +78/-1066
    • View Profile
Anti-vaxxers, to quote Garfield, should be drug out into the street and shot.
My kind of President.

ProjectCornDog

  • *******
  • 4865
  • +17/-14
    • View Profile
I'm pretty libertarian/classically liberal, and I think you can easily make an argument that not vaccinating yourself or your kids is putting the property (a person's health and body) and liberties of other people at risk and thus its a just law.