This is a perfect example of why so many pro vaxxers get frustrated with the anti vax movement. They claim to be educated on the VPDs but they are clearly getting their facts from flawed sources.
Last edited by MissMuppet; 21-08-2014 at 09:55.
J37 correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I'm aware most VPDs are unable to be treated by antibiotics as they are viral
eg. rubella, mumps, measles, chickenpox, polio, hep A/B, influenza, rotavirus, HPV
ETA: MissMuppet beat me to it!
So maybe the book title should change "Melanie's marvellous measles with a side of pneumonia -but don't worry they have antibiotics now - only a few thousand people will die of pneumonia a year..even with antibiotics"
You are right.
@J37 isn't whooping cough only able to be treated with antibiotics within the first week - and it lessens symptoms not cures the disease. And as well all know - most people are diagnosed until well after a week anyway rendering antibiotics ineffective for whooping cough generally even though it is bacterial?
I do not understand how someone can be so blasé about putting other people at risk of DYING especially children!
If my DD who is immune compromised got whooping cough or measles.... I can't even say the words.
Do you know that there are many hundreds of children who are at risk of developing problems from getting a vpd? Children who are like my DD. With heart conditions or kidney disease or cancer. Just to name a few. They could die from a common cold. So a vpd is much much worse. A simple dose of antibiotics from the gp won't help this problem. They rely on healthy kids and adults having vaccines to help protect them. As do the elderly and the newborns.
There are many kids who are NOT treated successfully from these diseases.
And Anyway. .. If just one child dies from a vpd isn't that one too many?
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