More than 10,000 youngsters across Cheshire are being offered the MMR vaccine in an attempt to contain an outbreak of measles.
Health officials said there had been 62 reported cases of the illness mainly around Crewe, Sandbach and Middlewich.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said there had been 106 cases in the county since January.
Cheshire has the highest rate of reported measles cases in the UK outside of London in 2008.
Professor David Salisbury said: “This is the legacy. This is the milestone [sic] we carry because a decade ago we didn’t vaccinate our children because of fear over the MMR jab.”
More than 50% of cases have occurred in children of nursery and primary school age, said a HPA spokesman.
This is the milestone [sic] we carry because a decade ago we didn’t vaccinate our children because of fear over the MMR jab.
No. This is the consequence of government policy. Consider: you are HMG, an altruistic body whose only purpose is to serve the public interest. You know that, of measles, mumps and rubella, only measles is potentially a serious public health concern. However, in a misguided moment you have (1) withdrawn licences to produce single vaccines against these diseases and (2) given a monopoly to a triple-jab, MMR, despite this seeming to go against your stated aim of allowing patient choice. For whatever reason, confidence in MMR decreases and the incidence of measles increases. Since you are an altruistic body whose only purpose is to serve the public interest, you wish to protect the nations children against measles.
(a) rapidly re-introduce single vaccines for those children whose parents who prefer them, leading to increased uptake, increased protection and removing any question of dereliction of duty, or…
(b) blame the media for anti-MMR hysteria, blame parents for being paranoid and attempt to induce a compulsion to vaccinate by MMR through fear-mongering, while refusing to change policy on single vaccines and sneering ‘told you so’ as children are hospitalised by measles.
Listen to Prof David Salisbury in this article:
Hear him blame parents for not taking up MMR. Hear him acknowledge he has been worrying about a measles epidemic for “a considerable period of time”.
But what has he done? Nothing. He is useless. Worse than useless, he is perpetuating the problem. He will not propose single vaccines, but repeatedly says it is up to parents to give children MMR, or else it’s their fault when measles increases. He is no longer acting as a physician, but as a political puppet acting in the interests of… well, who knows? BigPharma? HMG? Certainly not you, the people, who pay his wages.
In a sneaky move, BBQ have been utilised to further fear-moger against single vaccines and for MMR.
So, after several paragraphs suggesting your child may die due to anaphylaxis if you give it single vaccines and not the MMR we get:
Study leader Dr Mich Lajeunesse, a consultant in paediatric allergy in Southampton, said: “It is so unusual that if you saw one case of anaphylaxis to vaccines you would be surprised.
“We can’t think of any reason why it would be higher for single vaccines and it’s probably an anomaly.
The data are extrapolated from estimates because single vaccinations are essentially unregulated because… government policy does not allow your GP to administer them!!!
So HMG have not only watched as your risk of measles increased and refuse to do anything about it, but may also be increasing your risk of side effects from single vaccines because these vaccines can now only be given by unmonitored clinics.
What a farce!