Chg. Ptrns in Vac Era Pose ?'s

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Chg. Ptrns in Vac Era Pose ?'s
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Tue, 05-06-2008 - 12:42pm
I couldn't help but notice the following in this article:

1) "Given that measles has a complication rate of 20 per cent and that the World Health Organization estimates measles killed 242,000 children around the globe in 2006".


***How many of these occurred in the US again? ****


2) "Never forget natural infection comes at a great cost, both potentially to the individual and definitely to society," Osterholm insists. "Each infection is a crapshoot as to whether it's going to be mild, moderate, severe or fatal. And those are odds none of us should have to take."


***Yet, we're to take odds from AE's from MMR?


3) Regarding "waning immunity":

Rands

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Tue, 05-06-2008 - 4:15pm
I would volunteer for that study as I had MMR and CP as a child - it would be interesting to know if my immunity is waning because I don't get any natural exposure anymore. Hrm :)