Parents chafe at vaccines despite illness outbreak

Dec 3, 2011 Full story: Daily Reporter 11

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. - Dozens of parents in a northern Indiana school district battling an outbreak of chicken pox are chafing at state and county rules that could force them to keep unvaccinated children out of school for weeks.

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tlr

Marion, IA

#1 Dec 13, 2011
Duh parents just because your not intelligent enough to keep your un vaccinated kids out of the school system doesnt mean other kids shpould be exposed to potential diseases
JKP

Goshen, IN

#2 Dec 19, 2011
I just don't think younger parent understand what can happen when they don't vaccinate their children. My oldest Sister had polio when she was 9 months old.She could no longer walk , had to ware braces until she was 14 . All her life her legs would give out and she would fall. She managed to work in the same place for 21yrs. They had know way of knowing what would happen to them as they got older, at around the age of 55 she found out that it was coming back. She is in a lot of pain but keep fighting. but it will only get worse as time goes by. And until something like this starts going around they will not have a clue.It's a had thing to watch not only as a parent but as Sister.
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Dec 19, 2011
Its Pharma's fault for harming users with its products. Whats a parent to do? Pharma lies about not causing autism and parents know better. Some feel they are risking no matter what. It needs to play out so government will pressure Pharma to make safe product. Doesn't help when the U.S government gives vaccine makers blanket immunity from all types of litigation. Where's the pressure to make safe vaccines with that type of protection?
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#4 Dec 19, 2011
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 Dec 27, 2011
Outbreaks are evidence that parents no longer trust vaccines and they are taking the decision into their own hands.
Deb

United States

#6 Dec 28, 2011
Vaccines do NOT cause autism FBomber. Study after study has shown that Vaccinated children get autism at the same rate as the Unvaccinated ones. The newest research is looking a genetic cause. JKP is so right. Not enough parents today understand the devastation and tragedy these diseases caused pre vaccine. Millions of children died EVERY YEAR around the world and hundreds of thousands died every year in the US alone. That
Deb

United States

#7 Dec 28, 2011
Any parent who thinks their Unvaccinated children are safe from these diseases are living in a dream world. It used to be that groups that couldn't be Vaccinated for whatever reason (seizure disorders, immune system diaeasea, egg allergies etc) were protected by the communities around them because of the high immunization rates (over 95%) but that is changing. As more parents are choosing not to immunized the % of people as a whole that are immunized is in decline. That's why the Amish are having outbreaks of disease. The surrounding communities can't protect them as well anymore. This same thing will start to happen in public school in the next decade I predict. As the number of Vaccinated kids in school decline we will see more outbreaks of disease that previously were rare. Then parents will start to have the personal experiences with preventable disease that so traumatized our grandparents and great grandparents. My kids are immunized. Good luck to yours!
Sparky

Chicago, IL

#8 Dec 28, 2011
Deb, do you have proof on the Amish.I dare to say that is a false statement
Deb

United States

#9 Dec 31, 2011
Just Google measles outbreaks Amish. There have several epidemics in their groups starting around 2001 or so. Also some of the smaller Norwegian countries they are seeing the same thing.
Deb

United States

#12 Jan 1, 2012
I've never hears before that the Amish have no autistic kids. I guess I will have to do some research on that which of course I will do without help because I do my own homework. If autism does turn out to be genetic (which preliminary research seems suggest so far) that means that a decreased incidence of autism (if that is the case) among the Amish could be because of their small gene pool. Hum...interesting.

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#15 Jan 4, 2012
She managed to work in the same place for 21yrs. They had know way of knowing what would happen to them as they got older, at around the age of 55 she found out that it was coming back. She is in a lot of pain but keep fighting.

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