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Bring back our childhood diseases!

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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The wife of White House communications chief Bill Shine said Wednesday that childhood diseases such as measles “keep you healthy & fight cancer.”

In a series of tweets echoing anti-vaccination views she’s espoused publicly for years, Darla Shine lamented the fact her children had received the MMR vaccine, which guards against measles, mumps and rubella. She added that people of her generation – the Baby Boomers – were healthier now because they had measles as children.

“I had the #Measles #Mumps #ChickenPox as a child and so did every kid I knew – Sadly my kids had #MMR so they will never have the life long natural immunity I have,” Shine tweeted,adding, “Come breathe on me!”

Darla Shine@DarlaShine

 

https://q13fox.com/2019/02/14/bring-back-our-childhooddiseases-wife-of-white-house-official-pushes-false-anti-vaccination-claims/

Ok, this lady has a screw loose. Why would someone say that in public?

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I’ve typed and deleted several times in response to this article.

My response: she’s a twit.

She is using her social platform to spread dangerous misinformation on vaccinations. She has most likely never lost anyone to such childhood diseases, nor has known anyone who experienced complications from such “innocent” diseases.

Basically, like anyone as associated so closely with the Trump administration, I’m not surprised and 2020 cannot come soon enough.

 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a school nurse.

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She's happy about having had the disease? Well, one can only hope she also experiences shingles...

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Here.I.Stand has 13 years experience and works as a RN.

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“The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kids
Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy & fight cancer”

Because Baby Boomers have such low M&M of cancer?  Mmmmkay....  🙄

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The baby boomers alive today are the ones who didn't die of measles.

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Jory has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNM.

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I stopped calling them anti-vaxxers and started calling them Pro-Diseasers.  

I normally don't advocate forced medical care, but childhood immunizations should be one of them.  

Right now since many states are allowing children 13 and older to make their own medical decisions, many of these teens are requesting vaccinations that did not receive them when they were younger. 

I think the health department should have immunization fairs at high schools to help in this process.  

We had measles eradicated in the United States and now the rate is doubling every year.  It is now the highest rate we have seen in 30 years.  Others will follow.  We are too far removed from the generation that saw the severe damage that childhood diseases caused.  Unfortunately, the collateral damage is going to be the loss of a few thousand children's lives before the gov't steps in and fixes it. 

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7 hours ago, Jory said:

I stopped calling them anti-vaxxers and started calling them Pro-Diseasers.  

I normally don't advocate forced medical care, but childhood immunizations should be one of them.  

Right now since many states are allowing children 13 and older to make their own medical decisions, many of these teens are requesting vaccinations that did not receive them when they were younger. 

I think the health department should have immunization fairs at high schools to help in this process.  

We had measles eradicated in the United States and now the rate is doubling every year.  It is now the highest rate we have seen in 30 years.  Others will follow.  We are too far removed from the generation that saw the severe damage that childhood diseases caused.  Unfortunately, the collateral damage is going to be the loss of a few thousand children's lives before the gov't steps in and fixes it. 

I agree with you. But the gov't already stepped in once and "fixed" this, the question is what happened to that fix.

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Blue_Moon has 18 years experience as a BSN and works as a RN.

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Wow so THAT'S the cure for cancer! Who knew! 🤔

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse, Home Health.

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In 1960's, best friends sister died from measles.  Fast forward to 1989, neighbors child had wicked cough for 2 wks so didn't babysit for me. I checked on them, heard that whooping cough sound, learned not immunized and insisted on immediate 2nd opinion doctors visit; child needed neb tx, mom fired her pediatrician as they missed diagnosis, child later caught up on immunizations.

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Mini2544 has 1 years experience.

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On 2/15/2019 at 10:51 AM, pixierose said:

I’ve typed and deleted several times in response to this article.

My response: she’s a twit.

She is using her social platform to spread dangerous misinformation on vaccinations. She has most likely never lost anyone to such childhood diseases, nor has known anyone who experienced complications from such “innocent” diseases.

Basically, like anyone as associated so closely with the Trump administration, I’m not surprised and 2020 cannot come soon enough.

 

I would say if you polled most anti vaxxers..they would be ignorant liberals.  Good try at a Trump jab though.  

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On 2/15/2019 at 7:21 PM, mtmkjr said:

The baby boomers alive today are the ones who didn't die of measles.

I'm living proof of this!! 🤪

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Not_A_Hat_Person has 10 years experience as a RN.

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On 2/15/2019 at 10:35 AM, Emergent said:

The wife of White House communications chief Bill Shine said Wednesday that childhood diseases such as measles “keep you healthy & fight cancer.

That would be news to my parents, who had measles and cancer.

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