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  |  May 25, 2019

    Update on Measles in the Community

    The Gedaliah Society, a network of Chabad medical professionals, has been in touch with local practitioners and the following is their update of the situation. Full Story

    Mrs. Rivka Rut Schwartz, OBM

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    M.D,
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    M.D,

    The secondary case,does not live in Crown Heights ,and has not visited in the past week,but was in contact with CH residents at the simcha out of town

    Objective opinion
    Guest
    Objective opinion

    That little graphic above says “measles isn’t just a rash it could cause……and lists five things and one is a runny nose??????!!!!?!?!?!?!? Please I know there are extreme RARE cases of very uncomfortable circumstances caused by measles but why take the risk of terrible side effects of a vaccine that doesnt even work properly according to the article where the lady had TWO vaccinnation!

    what is the statistic
    Guest
    what is the statistic

    of people who die because of the vacinne?

    a balanced approach
    Guest
    a balanced approach

    Some people blame every learning disability that their kids have on vaccines . Some say that there is absolutely no side effects to vaccines. None are correct. Vaccines are safe but not perfect and some people are more sensitive than others.

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    According to the CDC ( which is very pro vaccines) the last measles related death in the usahappened in 2015

    Please clarify
    Guest
    Please clarify

    How many deaths are caused by the MMR vaccine. How many deaths are caused by measles

    For statistics
    Guest
    For statistics

    Physiciansforinformedconsent.org

    The Rebbe encouraged vaccination on multiple occasions
    Guest
    The Rebbe encouraged vaccination on multiple occasions

    The Rebbe was aware of the risks yet encouraged vaccination.
    https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2870103/jewish/What-Does-Jewish-Law-Say-About-Vaccination.htm

    Measles causes encephalitis and pneumonia and before mass vaccination began in the 1980s, measles killed nearly 2.6 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization. It still kills more than 100,000 people a year, mostly children under five. One in 1,000 people who catch measles die of it.

    Measles deaths vs vaccine deaths
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    Measles deaths vs vaccine deaths

    For those asking about deaths from measles vs deaths from the the mmr vaccine. 2 people, a baby and an elderly person died from the measles this past year in Israel. Deaths from measles are low because most people are vaccinated and immune. Should everyone decide to stop vaccinating and leave it up to nature and the measles is once again able to spread (9 out of 10 people who are non-immune and are exposed to the measles will be infected) G-d forbid, the rate of deaths would certainly increase. “In the decade before 1963 when a vaccine became available,… Read more »

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    Your figure of 1 out of 1000 does not apply in the USA, that’s a worldwide figure in other words in places with inadequate health facilities.

    Over doing it??
    Guest
    Over doing it??

    I heard that a brooklyn doctor is giving the second booster shot at age 18 months. Is this necessary? I believe in vaccines but this is concerning. Would like your thoughts

    a food for thought
    Guest
    a food for thought

    why can’t they make an option for parents who are scared of vaccinations where they only give for the more fatal diseases?
    Why is it either nothing by using the religious exemption ( although most antivaxers don’t refuse vaccinations for religious reasons) or everything since once you don’t take the religious exemption you are required to take everything?

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    Israel had around 3000 cases of measles and 2 deaths. That’s about 1 death per 1500 cases. This relatively high death rate still occurs in countries with good health care.
    Those who are engaging in measles parties are grossly uninformed about how fatal measles can be.

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