Remember when Andrew Wakefield went to Minnesota during their large measles outbreak?
It’s reminiscent of the NRA holding one of their conventions in a city after a big shooting, isn’t it?
Kennedy Has a Fundraiser in the Middle of the Largest and Longest Measles Outbreak in Recent New York History
While it seemed like a big outbreak at the time, those 13 cases would actually be considered rather small these days. In fact, a more recent outbreak in Minnesota, in 2017, had at least 79 cases!
And not surprisingly, anti-vaccine folks also visited the state to try and keep that outbreak going!
Do these folks ever learn?
Flash forward to 2019…
Since September of 2018, New York has seen over 332 cases of measles in two big outbreaks in Brooklyn and Rockland County.
So where does Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. choose to go for a fundraiser?
Where does he show up on TV to push his message about vaccine dangers?
Yup, New York City.
Lori Stokes: “Can I switch gears for a minute and talk about vaccines…”
Kennedy: “When I was a kid, we got three vaccines. That I took. My kids got 64 mandated vaccines.”
Rosanna Scotto: “How many? 64?”
Rosanna Scotto: “Wow!”
Kennedy: “Mandated doses. Today’s kids get 72, by the end of next year it will be 75. It’s all driven by profit. Most of these diseases are illnesses that you don’t need to be vaccinated for. “Fox 5 Good Day New York
Wow indeed. That sounds like a lot because kids typically only get 13 vaccines that protect them against 16 vaccine-preventable diseases. We don’t even have 64 vaccines!
You only get to a number like 64 or 72 or 75 if you inflate the count to make it sound scarier.
In reality, if you count a yearly flu vaccine, kids get about 54 doses of vaccines through age 18.
Are any for diseases that you don’t need to be vaccinated for?
Which disease do you want your kids to get?
Do you want them to get tetanus, meningitis, epiglottitis, diphtheria, meningococcemia, cancer (hepatitis B and HPV infections) or to have grandchildren with congenital rubella syndrome?
Vaccines are safe, with few risks, and are necessary.
Ask yourself why folks like this are still allowed to push this kind of misinformation on folks, especially in the middle of an outbreak.
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