Littlestown couple aims to raise awar...

Littlestown couple aims to raise awareness about measles

There are 7 comments on the Evening Sun story from May 28, 2011, titled Littlestown couple aims to raise awareness about measles. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

A Littlestown couple whose 8-year-old daughter died in January from complications from the measles, have formed a nonprofit foundation to spread awareness about the importance of vaccinations.

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Common sense

Gettysburg, PA

#1 May 29, 2011
When the pharmaceutical companies start producing single shots and not a 3 in 1 for measles, mumps and rubella, more parents would be getting their kids vaccinated, even still there are more vaccinated kids than un-vaccinated. The point is, all vaccinations have consequences, and this is why parents have to sign a waiver understanding these consequences (which include death). But why should we give a 3 in 1 vaccination to our kids and God forbid there is a serious reaction, how will we know which one caused it???

Erica, I appreciate your cause and you state the vaccine is safe, are you able to tell that to a parent who's child has suffered a serious reaction?? Also, the incident with your daughter happened in another country, why are you not campaigning for safer International adoptions?

Parents need to use common sense and educate themselves, there are schedules out there that do not conform to the traditional scheduled of way too many vaccines by the time the kid is 2. Parents need to understand that they do not need to get ALL vaccinations offered to them.
Common Sense Too

Hanover, PA

#2 May 29, 2011
Common, can you please cite your credible sources, not antivax groups, that prove separate vaccines are safer than the three in one? Do you want our kids to get more shots instead of less?

I like how you immediately make it a big pharma conspiracy. Do you really think they make money from vaccines more than from, say, erectile dysfunction drugs?

As for "safer adoptions", do you mean adopt only children who are absolutely healthy? Did you even read the story? SSPE doesnt show up until months or years after you had measles, making you seem healthy in-between.

Nice try, but you're just another failed attempt at making the drug companies money from sick kids who'd need antibiotics and hospitalizations from vaccine preventable diseases if we do what you want and don't vaccinate.
Common sense

Gettysburg, PA

#3 May 29, 2011
Common Sense Too wrote:
Common, can you please cite your credible sources, not antivax groups, that prove separate vaccines are safer than the three in one? Do you want our kids to get more shots instead of less?
I like how you immediately make it a big pharma conspiracy. Do you really think they make money from vaccines more than from, say, erectile dysfunction drugs?
As for "safer adoptions", do you mean adopt only children who are absolutely healthy? Did you even read the story? SSPE doesnt show up until months or years after you had measles, making you seem healthy in-between.
Nice try, but you're just another failed attempt at making the drug companies money from sick kids who'd need antibiotics and hospitalizations from vaccine preventable diseases if we do what you want and don't vaccinate.
FIRST OF ALL, I never stated do not vaccinate, I stated to educate. Did you actually read my full post?

Safer adoptions as in, know everything possible when in comes to the health of the child, if you're not sure the child was vaccinated in accordance with your beliefs then have a titer test done.

My opinion, a 3 in 1 vaccination is like playing Russian roulette, you just do not know which one caused a problem, if any. What's a couple more shots compared to not knowing the consequences of a 3 in 1?
Common Sense Too

New York, NY

#4 May 29, 2011
Total antivax rhetoric. Get educated, you all say. Read the package inserts. Look, just because less than one in a million had some sort of reaction to a shot at some time, and that had to be put into the inserts, it doesn't mean that a vaccine, any vaccine, caused all these horrible things. The MMR has been proven safe and effective no matter what you antivaxers say or do. Plain and simple. As for Emmy, she came from a country where vaccines are hard to come by for the poor. These parents still saw it in their hearts to adopt. Much like your parents, they decided to not be picky on who to love. So be a little more compassionate.
Common sense

Gettysburg, PA

#5 May 30, 2011
Common Sense Too wrote:
Total antivax rhetoric. Get educated, you all say. Read the package inserts. Look, just because less than one in a million had some sort of reaction to a shot at some time, and that had to be put into the inserts, it doesn't mean that a vaccine, any vaccine, caused all these horrible things. The MMR has been proven safe and effective no matter what you antivaxers say or do. Plain and simple. As for Emmy, she came from a country where vaccines are hard to come by for the poor. These parents still saw it in their hearts to adopt. Much like your parents, they decided to not be picky on who to love. So be a little more compassionate.
Oh, you must be in pharmaceutical sales, or brainwashed. Done with you.
Common Sense Too

Hanover, PA

#6 May 30, 2011
And that, folks, is the "Big Pharma Shill" gambit where, because I defend a time-tested, incredibly successful public health intervention, I MUST be in pharmaceutical sales. Nothing else could possibly explain it. Nothing.

Envy much? Maybe I'm writing this from my pharma-paid Apple computer, while sippin' some iced tea at my pharma-paid house.

I guess if I tell you to drink milk, then I must be a farmer.

If I suggest you take your vitamins, I must work for GNC.

What if I told you to wash your hands? I must be working for Dial or Johnson & Johnson.

I'm done with you too. You don't have a ounce of common sense, Common Sense.
erica parker

Shirleysburg, PA

#7 Jun 1, 2011
Did you know, common sense, that adults can contract measles, too. Did you know that you should have your titer checked to see if you still have immunity? Did you know every baby who gets measles ends up in the hospital? Did you know most cases reported now are the result of intrnational travel without previous vaccines? You do not have the right to expose your community members to diseases that are preventable and, even if they are not fatal, can have terrible consequences. I hope you never travel internationally without your vaccines. My daughter received a vaccine in India and in America. Unfortunately, in India they don't give the vaccine on the same schedule we do, and Emmy got the measles first. If you are ill, or your immune system is compromised, you have a big problem. Look at the cases of measles reported this year to the CDC. Feel good about that?

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