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This review is from: Melanie's Marvelous Measles (Paperback)All the fearmongering that goes on with these normal childhood illnesses has only benefited the manufacturers of vaccines. Measles was never a dreaded disease. Fred Flintstone and Gomer Pyle had television episodes on it that clearly showed what a benign illness these things were just a generation ago. Today's children have traded measles for diabetes and worse, even death, at the hands of these vaccine makers who are EXEMPT from any liability. Have a good read here and have some good chicken noodle soup if this happens to your Melanie.
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Initial post: Jan 11, 2013 5:11:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2013 5:14:16 PM PST
You actually look at television cartoons and comedy shows for scientific evidence? Wow.
Have you heard what happened to the daughter of the author of James and the Giant Peach, which is dedicated to her? She had measles about the same time those programs were broadcast. Oh, and his book The BFG is dedicated to her memory.
Oh, and great book on diabetes is Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle. But be careful, it contains real science along with fascinating stories of some very interesting people.
Posted on Jan 11, 2013 5:34:56 PM PST
Posted on Jan 11, 2013 5:36:16 PM PST
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 6:18:06 PM PST
That was not the MMR vaccine, and the child had other issues (they stopped posting on their blog after getting compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, where very little proof is necessary). And again, not science.
Though I think using 1960s television programs as evidence is hilarious.
Posted on Jan 11, 2013 6:31:32 PM PST
Gomer Pyle? Really?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 6:37:04 PM PST
Please read your comments before you hit save-- the first sentence doesn't make sense, regardless of your position on vaccines. Did Fred Flintstone tell you that ALL the people who think this book is dangerous and that vaccine-deniers are wrong are paid by big pharma? You aren't helping your cause by sounding paranoid. Hey, look-- I can paste website urls too: http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Ant
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 7:32:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2013 7:35:43 PM PST
And the Flintstones! While I enjoyed it as a kid, by junior high I knew that dinosaurs were gone before there were any humans.
Also, I was in high school living as a military brat on base to realize that Gomer Pyle was a complete fantasy. Especially since that was when the Vietnam War was still going on. Though when I was younger and Gomer Pyle was still on, some of my teachers on the military base elementary school wore black because they were widows of young military men. It took a few years for me to get the significance (I was only nine years old then).
Just two of the reasons why I thought her using them as "evidence" that measles is a mild disease was hilarious. The other part is the actual epidemiological statistics showing that it causes disability and death, along with the two weeks of high fever and a very high possibility of needing hospital care for pneumonia.
Now the pneumonia with ventilators and other drugs, that is when Big Pharma cashes in!
Posted on Jan 29, 2013 10:12:12 PM PST
And in a totally unrelated bit of news: the star of "Gomer Pyle" flew from Honolulu to Seattle to get married! He married his male partner of 38 years (http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Ac
Isn't that wonderful?
Though, still, I knew actual Marines who fought in Vietnam, along with many others from the other services (like my dad). Just a reminder to not get your science (or news) from a television program.
Posted on Apr 9, 2013 11:50:52 AM PDT
Dorit Rubinstein says:
You may have missed the recent measles epidemic in Europe, that led to brain injury in 1 in a thousand cases and 4% of ill hospitalized with pneumonia. Oh, and in which over 80% of those ill were unvaccinated - in spite of vaccination rates still being high. Measles certainly was dreaded. Examine the medical journals of the time. And vaccines do not cause diabetes, and the cases in which they cause death are much, much rarer than those caused by, say, measles. I hope the reader of the review was smart enough to vaccinate their child and protect them against what happened to Melanie.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2013 11:51:39 AM PDT
Dorit Rubinstein says:
Ian inhaled meconium. His death is very, very tragic, but there is no reason to think it was because of the vaccine.