Tag Archive for whooping cough

Parents taking advantage of vaccine exemptions

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Excemptions are contributing to the rise in pertussus. Vaccine exemptions rising, tied to whooping cough | Reuters. The number of New York parents who had their child skip at least one required vaccine due to religious reasons increased over the past decade, according to a new study. What’s more, researchers found counties with high religious…

The Wakefield effect: Whooping cough kills baby in Florida

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This can pretty much directly be traced to Andrew Wakefield’s flawed study about the MMR vaccine and the disinformation for years after that made parents fear that vaccines are dangerous. This is clear proof that NOT getting vaccinated is what is truly dangerous and parents have been irresponsible. Baby dies from whooping cough in Orange…

Whopping year for whooping cough

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A combination of factors led to epidemics. 2012 was worst year for whooping cough since 1955 | Yahoo! Health. The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures. Whooping cough ebbs and flows in multi-year cycles, and experts say 2012 appears to have reached a…

Pertussis outbreak: The vaccine works just not as well as we expected

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There is a petussis (whooping cough) epidemic. I did a Google News search for “pertussus” and came up with dozen stories in the past 2 days citing cases in Kansas, West Virginia, Montana, North Carolina, Texas Where ISN’T it? Often, the skeptical community will cite anti-vaccination misinformation as a cause of the declining rates of…

Private school students more likely to not be vaccinated

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Private school vaccine opt-outs rise. Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trajectory of vaccinations among these students. More…

Homeopathic nosodes are NOT alternatives to vaccines

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On August 1, Bad Science Watch launched a campaign against homeopathic vaccines. Now, they are back in the press to warn of the hazards of failing to vaccinate against pertussis. Whooping cough: Advocacy group warns against homeopathic prevention as alternative to vaccines. Amidst the recent whooping cough outbreaks in various parts of Canada, a new…

Is the pertussis vaccine not effective enough?

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Is Childhood Pertussis Vaccine Less Effective Than We Thought? Delicately and cautiously, health authorities in the United States and other countries are beginning to open up a difficult topic: Whether the extraordinary ongoing epidemic of whooping cough, the worst in more than 50 years, may be due in part to unexpected poor performance by the…

Washington epidemic of Pertussis. Vaccinate!

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Whooping cough epidemic declared in Wash. state. Washington state’s worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an epidemic, seek help from federal experts and urge residents to get vaccinated amid worry that cases of the highly contagious disease could spike much higher. It’s the first state to declare a…

Australian commission takes down homeopathy claims for pertussis

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Watchdog blast homeopathy site over whooping cough The consumer watchdog has forced a homeopathy website to take down claims the whooping cough vaccine is dangerous. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the assertions by the Homeopathy Plus! website, which has ignored a previous order by the Therapeutic Goods Administration to publish a retraction of…

Baby dies from pertussis in Idaho

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It’s heartbreaking to have to bring news of the first death from whooping cough in Idaho, a state that has experienced a spike in illnesses due to lack of vaccinations. Idaho infant dies from whooping cough amid regional outbreak | Reuters. Whooping cough took the life of a 9-week-old girl from Idaho this week, the…

How do homeopathic vaccines work? 200 year old magic

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Warning on homoeopathy vaccines Doctors are warning people not to trust homoeopathic whooping cough vaccines while health authorities fail to stop those advertising them during an epidemic that has claimed lives. Immunisation specialist at the Royal Children’s Hospital Dr Nigel Crawford said there was no evidence to support homoeopathic vaccines for whooping cough, which can…