24 February 2014

Your Kid Could Be Paralyzed Tomorrow, But Don't Panic.

So this horrible disease is going around, and people here in the US have been paralyzed after contracting it.  There is no vaccine and no cure.  They're not even sure how it's being spread, or rather, they're not sure why it's rare and all that, which is pretty much almost the same thing.  It's very much akin to polio in what it does to the body, and this "enterovirus" is in  fact related to polio insofar as they are categorized in the same family.

Take-away from the article?  The doctor-experts want you to just wash your hands and stay away from sick people.  They like to say that the same way that people at church like to tell you that God won't give you any more than you can handle.  It's a blowoff/ shut up/ go away tactic that sounds good at first blush but isn't really when you think on it.  They don't know how the crap this virus is really spread, so they're just going to take this opportunity to stress that you should get vaccinated against polio, as if that had anything to do with anything.  Even the CDC website itself admits 154 out of 162 total cases between 1980 and 1999 were caused by the vaccine itself

Eesh.  The reporting is just all over the place on this one.  Who hires these people?

1 comment:

  1. Autism is how I learned to be dubious about "experts."


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