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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

baal posted 4 days ago that the CDC tweeted that there wasn't a multistate measles outbreak in the US. Seems like maybe big pharma is trying to pawn off surplus inventory.

CDC caught serving industrial interests rather than the people. Forced to admit measles "outbreak" is #fakenews.

[–]Mnemonic[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

Europe is not the USA, and usually they don't trade out 'normal' vaccines. This was only an option and IIRC never used in the Birdflu case.

It's also not an outbreak, just a slope in the vaccination rate (According to the article mainly Ukraine, due to instability and war).

37 deads in Europe due to the Measles (It weakens the imune system and if dead occurs it's usually due to secondary infections/diseases) ATM. Some, mostly Eastern countries already had forced vaccinations, this doesn't change the stance in (for example the Netherlands) other countries to also switch to that. Though they would like to inform the citizens more.

CDC caught serving industrial interests rather than the people. Forced to admit measles "outbreak" is #fakenews.

I really couldn't make out from those two tweets that it was the CDC making false claims. It seemed the Media was pumping it up for another headline/clickbait. The CDC felt forced to correct the media who in the eyes of the CDC were misinterpreting the data.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

I admit that I'm wildly speculating. No evidence.

However, the timing is interesting.

[–]Mnemonic[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Probably the end of the summer vacation and beginning of the schools again, also to warn doctors and parents to be more alert. The problem is for babies (not yet vaccinated) and people who had organ transplants at a young age (they don't get vaccinated because of immune problems and transplant medicine suppressing the immune system and rendering the vaccines null or potentially dangerous).

A healthy child has an over 99% change to survive, it would be like a bad flu (not pleasant) but a thing like asthma already gives a lot of trouble.

In Europe we also have (usually as far as I know) voluntary Flu-shot every autumn/winter for 50+ people.