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BART riders potentially exposed to measles

Original post made on Feb 15, 2014

BART riders may have been exposed to measles by a UC Berkeley student who traveled on trains in Contra Costa and Alameda counties last week while infected with the disease.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 14, 2014, 7:02 AM

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Posted by Meatballs
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

This is what we get, with the ever-increasing number of meatballs that believe in the word-on-the-street and young-wives tales rather than science. There is absolutely no excuse for the vast majority not getting the measles vaccine, and those that don't get it are a real menace to society. Even more of a menace are the meatballs that don't get the whooping cough and polio vaccines.


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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 15, 2014 at 8:04 pm

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Posted by Al Longman
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 15, 2014 at 8:27 pm

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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 16, 2014 at 8:04 am

Al 'long man'? Certainly not....I have to disappoint you Al, but I don't play on the team you're referring to. But it is interesting that your post brings to mind another preventable disease that may be consuming your brain.
Had you actually looked into the story a little more, you'd realize my post was accurate. The diseased individual that is the subject of this story, just returned from the Phillipines and was not vaccinated. Save your righteous indignation for your buddies in the Castro.


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Posted by Al Longman
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 16, 2014 at 9:31 am

Yep, we just need to close down our entire tourism industry, and by all means, keep students from any and every "3rd works country" outside our colleges and universities.

You're pretty funny, Right. Lots of phobia going on with you, phobia of this, phobia of that, phobia of this kind of people, phobia of that. Sorry to shove this further down your throat, but you need to be reminded that your comments are nothing more than you being afraid of yourself.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 16, 2014 at 9:35 am

Right wrote: "it's more likely this student is an import from a disease infested 3rd works country. This is what the left never considers when they shove 'diversity' down everyone's throats."

You never miss a chance to jump to conclusions in your rush to expose your stupid bigotry, do you? You even admit that you don't know where this student is from, but that doesn't stop you from using this event to bash 'diversity'. FYI, there are many western Europeans who are not vaccinated against measles due to philosophical or religions grounds, and in fact there was an outbreak of measles in Wales, UK last year. Yeah, we don't want all those Welsh coming over to our country and infecting us with their measles, do we?


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Posted by Cholo Pololo Mololo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm

There are millions of Americans who have NEVER BEEN VACCINATED.

I suggest folks reconsider getting vaccinated so that they and their families and friends remain safe.

I agree that there are posters on this blog who luuuuuuuve to bash LGBT and people of color.

sad...

Still reconsider having your family vaccinated.


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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Well, cholo, you finally managed to make a valid point...vaccinations would have prevented this carrier from infecting himself and others.
Sam and al, you can make all the excuses you want, but your liberal, anything goes attitudes (people not getting vaccinated for philosophical or religious excuses) are endangering others, consuming resources at hospitals, doctors offices, even BART.
You can continue to portray your self righteous attitudes...no one can cure stupid...however, your ignorance is endangering your neighbors and friends, if you have any.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

@Right
Yeah, anti-vaccination people like Michele Bachmann are real liberal all right. Feel free to write her a letter condemning her views on vaccinations. That would be a better use of your time than any further posts here.


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 17, 2014 at 10:09 am

"Europeans who are not vaccinated against measles due to philosophical or religions grounds"

Sam, I hope the only point you're making here is that people who don't get vaccinated aren't just people from developing countries. There really aren't any legitimate "philosophical or religions grounds" for not getting vaccinated. I hope you don't think that there are.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:27 am

John wrote: "There really aren't any legitimate "philosophical or religions grounds" for not getting vaccinated. I hope you don't think that there are."

I don't have any position on that. As a practical matter, if the number of people not getting vaccinated for philosophical or religious reasons is sufficiently small, it shouldn't affect the "herd immunity" of the population much.


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm

"...is sufficiently small".

It's already not "sufficiently small". It is already causing problems.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 17, 2014 at 1:22 pm

John wrote : "It's already not "sufficiently small". It is already causing problems."

I don't think that the claim of your first sentence has been established. People decline to get vaccines for other reasons than because of sincere philosophical or religious grounds. Some people are just lazy about it.


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm

"I don't think that the claim of your first sentence has been established."

It has. Google it.

Please define "sincere philosophical". There is an ignorant group of celebrities pushing a pseudo scientific anti-vaccine agenda that some people are following. It is already causing problems.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 17, 2014 at 4:37 pm

@John
I simply meant people who made a deliberate decision to not get vaccinated due to some concern of theirs as opposed to those who simply didn't want to take the time or trouble to get vaccinated. My feeling is that the numbers of people who just don't want to take the time and trouble greatly outnumber those who made a deliberate decision not to get vaccinated, but I don't know and I could be wrong.

I myself have some concerns about the thimerosal preservative used in some vaccines because it contains a small amount of mercury. I have no problems taking a vaccine using thimerosal myself because I figure I'm old enough that the tiny amount of mercury compounds doesn't make any difference. But for my small daughter I prefer that she take an oral inhaling flu vaccine. Maybe I'm being too cautious and maybe I'll change my mind if I ever get around to looking into the issues surrounding thimerosal more closely, though.


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Web Link

"Thimerosal has been removed from or reduced to trace amounts in all vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and younger, with the exception of inactivated influenza vaccine"

"But for my small daughter I prefer that she take an oral inhaling flu vaccine."

Of course, that's a good choice.

"Thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused by the low doses of thimerosal in vaccines, except for minor reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site. However, in July 1999, the Public Health Service agencies, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and vaccine manufacturers agreed that thimerosal should be reduced or eliminated in vaccines as a precautionary measure."

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