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Measles kills. Vaccines save lives!

Measles is 6 times more contagious than influenza. Around 400 people die from measles EVERY DAY worldwide. Measles is one of the leading killers of children on this planet. (As reported by the Measles & Rubella Initiative.)

As of the beginning of the year to mid April the CDC has confirmed 61 people from ten different states (California, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington) have tested positive for measles.

Let’s travel back in time…

2016: 70 cases across 16 states

2015: 188 cases across 24 states

2014: 667 cases (record number) from 27 states

2008: Measles cases rise due to the increase of unvaccinated people.

Elimination (not eradication) of measles was documented in the United States in 2000. Only between 37 and 220 people were reported to have the measles each year.

Measles vaccines became routine in 1963.

Before 1963 measles infected millions of people each year and was responsible for hundreds of deaths. The CDC reports that 3-4 million people were infected every year. 

Back to today…

There is a good chance that someone will be diagnosed with measles TODAY in the United States.  It is a fact that hundreds of people on this planet will die from measles by nightfall. Many of these people will be babies and children–babies and children whose parents WISH they had access to vaccines that would have saved their lives.

Why not save your child? If you haven’t vaccinated your children what’s holding you back?

Please visit the Measles an Rubella Initiative to learn how you can help.

Descendants of human fetal cells in the making of vaccines

shot and vialAre there fetal cells in vaccines? No. Do some vaccines contain viruses grown in cells from human fetal origin? Yes. But, I feel this needs some explanation.

And before I get started, this isn’t meant to be a debate or opinion article. These are just the facts as I’ve researched them. And before I get into the issue at hand, you’re going to be getting a microbiology lesson…

The cell theory states: All cells arise from pre-existing cells.

Remember the term mitosis from biology class? That’s how parent cells make their daughter cells. The parent cell replicates all of their chromosomes into two sets and then splits into two cells, leaving one set of chromosomes in each cell. That’s it, in a nutshell. This happens over and over and over: parents forming daughters, and daughters becoming parents and forming more daughters. Continue reading

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine (MMR)

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 9.48.28 PMThe measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is safe. The end. Phew, that was easy!

Of course I’m only kidding. That’s definitely not the end, not even close. There’s so much information out there about the MMR vaccine—good and bad, informative, and plenty of opinions—that it’s hard to know what to believe. I’m not going to give you my opinion on the vaccine (although I’m sure you could guess), that’s for another post. These are the facts.

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