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Anti-vaccination megachurch suffers measles outbreak.

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« on: August 28, 2013, 10:22:40 AM »

Guess they didn't pray and worship enough. That'll teach 'em.

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An outbreak of measles tied to a Texas megachurch where ministers have questioned vaccination has sickened at least 21 people, including a 4-month-old infant -- and it’s expected to grow, state and federal health officials said.

“There’s likely a lot more susceptible people,” said Dr. Jane Seward, the deputy director for the viral diseases division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sixteen people -- nine children and seven adults -- ranging in age from 4 months to 44 years had come down with the highly contagious virus in Tarrant County, Texas, as of Monday. Another five cases are part of the outbreak in nearby Denton County.

All of the cases are linked to the Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas, where a visitor who’d traveled to Indonesia became infected with measles – and then returned to the U.S., spreading it to the largely unvaccinated church community, said Russell Jones, the Texas state epidemiologist.

“We have a pocket of people that weren’t immunized,” said Jones, noting that vaccination rates typically hover above the 98 percent range in his county.
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 14:08:46 PM »

As an online pal of mine always says, in any conflict between reality and ideology, reality always wins.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 15:29:55 PM »

Quote from: Tim Minchin - Storm
So I resist the urge to ask Storm
Whether knowledge is so loose-weave
Of a morning
When deciding whether to leave
Her apartment by the front door
Or a window on the second floor.

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 16:17:34 PM »

Who cares what Storm thinks? She's hot. Evil Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 18:54:55 PM »

Who cares what Storm thinks? She's hot. Evil Tongue
Ague?  Thermoregulatory disorder? Hot-headed?  In heat?

No, plain old brain fever. Wink

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 16:40:16 PM »

Who cares what Storm thinks? She's hot. Evil Tongue

Who is storm Huh?
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 17:18:09 PM »

Who cares what Storm thinks? She's hot. Evil Tongue


Who is storm Huh?


Tim Minchin's Storm the Animated Movie
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