Anti-vaxxer movement results in 36 new cases of chicken pox at North Carolina school.

By |2018-12-05T08:08:57-08:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

This fear of vaccinations is completely out of control. 

Courtesy of Deadstate

The Asheville Waldorf School in Asheville, N.C. now has a total of 36 children who’ve been infected with chicken pox, making it the worst outbreak the state has seen since the vaccine was made available to the public 23 years ago.

As the Washington Post points out, the school has become a stronghold for parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. In a statement to a local public radio station, the school seemed to be enabling the “choice” concept utilized by anti-vaxxers.

“The school follows immunization requirements put in place by the state board of education, but also recognizes that a parent’s decision to immunize their children happens before they enter school,” the school said in a statement to Blue Ridge Public Radio.

In other words, they weren’t very strict when it came to enforcing vaccination requirements. Many schools across the U.S. will send children home if their immunization records aren’t up to date.

While some may remember the chicken pox being a harmless health hurdle from their youth, the disease can be “life-threatening, especially in babies, adolescents, adults, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems,” the CDC warns.

“People don’t think it’s a serious disease, and for the majority of people it’s not. But it’s not that way for everybody,” Dr. Jennifer Mullendore of the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services told the Citizen-Times, adding that out of every 1,000 children infected, two to three will have to hospitalized.

“To me, that’s not a mild disease, and if you’re the parent of one of those children, you probably don’t think so either,” she said.

The school only has 152 students, 110 of whom have been vaccinated, which means that almost all of those without vaccinations have been in infected with Chickenpox. 

These children are of course also vulnerable to smallpox, measles, polio, and mumps just to name a few.

What happens if one of these kids contracts something more serious? 

And who feeds into this conspiracy theory? 

Who else, but the conspiracy theorist-in-chief?

Once again there is NO evidence that childhood vaccinations lead to autism. That is a myth.

However what is not a myth is that skipping these vaccinations places not only your child at risk but potentially everybody in your community, including newborns who have not had any of their shots yet.

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3 Comments

  1. CFR December 6, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Once again Trump proves what a fucking idiot he is.

    BTW If anyone has had shingles thinks chicken pox is harmless they are nuts. In my mid thirties I was actually hospitalized since the shingles , which follow nerve paths, went down my whole spine. The pain was excruciating and due to the amount of blisters I was actually taken care of in a burn ward…fun times.

  2. Anonymous December 6, 2018 at 7:28 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/12/06/betsy-devos-is-using-taxpayer-money-to-promote-the-koch-agenda.html

    OT?”The reason for DeVos’s taxpayer-funded trip was to meet with a select group of students from Youth Entrepreneurs, which is a non-profit group founded by Charles and Liz Koch.
    “Charles Koch had a hands-on role in the design of the high school curriculum,” according to the HuffPost. “The goal … was to turn young people into ‘liberty-advancing agents’ before they went to college, where they might learn ‘harmful’ liberal ideas.”
    “Since taking office she has been visiting “select” education programs that support her campaign for “market-based education reform.”
    Her ultimate goal is the privatization of public schools. The rhetoric DeVos uses in her propaganda campaign for market-based education reform is reflected in the policies promoted within the entire U.S. Department of Education.
    Recently the agency awarded $400 MILLION in federal grants to expand and support charter schools across the county”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/koch-brothers-education_n_5587577.html

  3. anonymous December 6, 2018 at 8:10 am

    All of us who lived through the polio epidemics, pre-vaccine, need to band together and slap these anti-vaxxers silly. I had measles twice. Chicken pox as a little kiddo, shingles as an adult. My ex said that getting mumps as an adult was excruciating.

    This is the fault of the schools. No vaccinations, no admission. You choose not to vaccinate? Then you also choose homeschool. Either way, your kid pays for your simple-minded choice

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