In the United States, the number of unvaccinated children is climbing.
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
10/12/2013 (1 year ago)
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LOS ANGELES, CA (Rise Above Health Blog) - Today, all 50 states have vaccine laws that require proof of vaccination for children to attend daycare, elementary, junior and high school and college.
The exact vaccine requirements vary from state to state and all 50 states allow a medical exemption to vaccination; 48 states allow a religious exemption to vaccination; and 18 states allow a personal, philosophical or conscientious belief exemption to vaccination.
With fewer vaccinated children in schools, the impact of "community immunity" is breaking down. Community immunity prevents epidemics and outbreaks from taking hold and spreading. Community immunity also protects those that cannot be vaccinated, as well as those that are under vaccinated, including our very young children, the elderly and the immunocompromised.
1. Vaccines cause Autism.
In 1998, Andrew Wakefield first suggested that measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) might be linked to autism. In 2010, after years of investigation his paper was retracted and he was struck from the medical register as dishonest, unethical. The British Medical Journal accused him of deliberate fraud. In fact he had an application for a patent on a measles vaccine at that time.
Dr. Paul Offit, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia stated "In a more rational world, this discussion would be un-reopenable. The answerable questions have all been answered. It's not the vaccine, or anything in the vaccine, it's not the number or timing of vaccinations. Scientifically we know that.the best data available shows the genes required for brain development may be a fault. Some researchers think older fathers may increase the risk, or the broader definitions and increased awareness of autism has contributed to higher numbers. Regardless, autism in itself requires more research, not the vaccines.
2. The unvaccinated child should be of no concern to vaccinated children.
This is the key element in the break down of "community immunity" and its ramifications.
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