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Measles Outbreak in a Highly Vaccinated Population, San Diego, 2008: Role of the Intentionally Undervaccinated -
"An intentionally unvaccinated 7-year-old unknowingly infected with measles returned from Switzerland, resulting in >800 known exposed persons and 11 additional cases. The outbreak was fueled by clusters of intentionally unvaccinated children and perpetuated by delayed clinical diagnosis and inadequate infection-control measures. Because of community vaccination rates of >90%, the outbreak began to subside before containment started, but a vigorous public health response halted transmission beyond the third generation at a public-sector cost of more than $10 000 per case. Results of discussion-groups and an online network survey suggested that parents of intentionally undervaccinated children tended to be white, college-educated, and of upper- and middle-income levels. The majority of them believed that a “natural lifestyle” protects children from vaccine-preventable diseases and that vaccines can cause multiple health conditions, especially autism." - Micah from Bookmarklet
"During the 1980s and 1990s, undervaccination in the United States was primarily unintentional, associated with diminished access to health care, and was frequently observed among inner-city ethnic or racial minorities, inner-city families living in poverty,16 and children whose mothers had limited education.17 Outbreaks attributable to vaccine refusal tended to be observed among... more... - Micah
This: "... a vigorous outbreak response halted spread beyond the third generation, at a net public-sector cost of $10 376 per case ..." - WarLord
#mustread In Oklahoma, a same-sex couple waits and worries on their path to the altar
"... And so now, in November, they were at the Hideaway to plan an actual wedding, to take place in a state where 62 percent of people in a recent poll said they didn’t approve of same-sex marriage — and 52 percent said they felt that way strongly ..." - WarLord
When it is said and done, the huge issues of politics come down to people, just people, living their lives day after day and trying to live and love and prosper in an uncertain world - WarLord
The scariest fact about the Disneyland measles outbreak via @sarahkliffc
Six of the cases were in infants too young to have been vaccinated. - WarLord
I am taking immune suppressants to control my Crohn's so basically it's "herd immunity" or I die so fuck you anti-vaxxers #spoonie #stelera #crohns
Is it offering the results promised? - Janet from FFHound!
Yes I am pleased with Stelera for my Cohn's. My disease did not flare this fall or with the cold weather snap, all vulnerable times for my Cohn's to go hot! Stelera is a IM shot every 8 weeks I'm about 16 weeks into my regimen after 2 boosters at the outset. So far #winning - WarLord
For years, I have threatened to write a book. And now I'm going to. Started doing some preliminary outlining for a nonfiction, pop culture-related project I'm going to work on in my spare time here and there. I'm really happy with the idea and I think that, even it's never published, it could be useful to someone. ‪#‎jazzed‬
Good for you 20 minutes a day would make bunch of words - WarLord
That's what I'm hoping, too! - Jed
Sarah G.
You guys, I know it sounds like more of Glassmeyer's crazy woo-woo, but I've been trying acupuncture this month & it actually seems to work
Been doing it for... Gosh... 5 or 6 years now. Definitely weird, but helped me when nothing else was working. - lris from Android
When I tried it at my doctor's behest, I was certain it wouldn't work. It did. - Katy S from iPhone
After several years I have become strong proponent of acupuncture for both my Cohn's and IBM - particularly effective for nausea and stomach pains. - WarLord
Wisconsin governor rejects $800 million casino in Kenosha via @YahooNews
Let m clear up any confusion - this rejected Wisconsin casino would have competed with IOWA casinos! As in IOWA caucus and IOWA voters and running for president - WarLord
Fascinating 10 Shocking Ways the Second World War Could Have Ended Differently
None of them are particularly shocking, and I think there are probably good reasons why most of them didn't happen differently. - John (bird whisperer)
Given the incredible reach of the Charles Lindberg led isolationist movement in United States the entry of US into WW23 was by no means a sure thing. The Japanese not attacking or waiting to launch that attack even a year or two could have quite changed outcome - WarLord
Sen. Joni Ernst calls for self-reliance from the government--though her family profited from farm aid
It has almost become a cliche that the politicians who bray most loudly about cutting government waste and slashing "entitlements" turn out to have learned what they know about the government trough from the inside.. - WarLord
$500,000 buys a hella bunch of shoe bags - WarLord
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
... I say as I turn beet red at the idea of being a dominatrix. Haha! I mean, I might need to practice it... ;)
you'd look good in leather.... ;) - WarLord
Pretty LaBelle
Yesssssssssssssss RT @shaydechelle: IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.
Yesssssssssssssss RT @shaydechelle: IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.
Thin Mints #few #cookiecrack - WarLord
Anti-vaxxers ruined Disneyland: Why this public health nightmare needs to be stopped via @Salon
With at least 51 measles cases linked to initial exposure at Disneyland, the deputy director of California’s Center for Infectious Diseases announced that the theme park is no longer safe for the unvaccinated — the status of over 80 percent of those infected. The outbreak has spread to five states and Mexico, and includes six infants who were too young to have received the vaccine. A full quarter of the patients so far had to be hospitalized. And for 24 unvaccinated children in Orange County, where the theme park is located, school is no longer safe, either: They were told to stay home for three weeks after it emerged that an infected student had shown up on campus earlier this month. - WarLord
As I noted earlier: Anti-vaxxers are the second hand smoke of the 21st century - WarLord
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
tonight may very well be one of the all time worst professional moments of my life. the event was a train wreck of things gone wrong. boss was pissed. I was just deer in headlights useless. locked myself in the office halfway through and bawled. it was ugly.
upsides: no one died nor got arrested. my volunteers were champions of rolling with the punches. and I didn't screw things up with the mayor. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
hang in there. - Mike Nencetti
hold the phone... bossman just texted to thank me for my hard work. ok so then I have no fucking idea what happened. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
It's rarely as bad as we think, doll. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Ouch. I'm sorry it was rough. Glad bossman saw it differently than you did. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just because the windshield is covered in bird crap doesn't mean the whole car is. Wait a bit till you hop out to evaluate :) - Johnny
Self evaluation suck! Be well and tell that little voice in your head to go to hell... - WarLord
*hugs* Maybe you can debrief with boss and volunteers over the next couple of days. But I'm sorry that tonight was so rough on you, my dear. *more hugs* - vicster
I like Johnny's analogy, strange as it is. Courage, sister. *passes out shot glasses* - Corinne L
*hug* ++for Johnny's analogy. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
**hugs** I'm sorry things were so awful in the thick of it. - Jennifer Dittrich
(((Tamara))) - Jenny H. from Android
**hugs** - Kirsten
thanks so much everyone. it truly was an ordeal and I'm glad it's over. I'm not sure how much longer I'm in for this new gig. I'm waiting for the "wtf" message about all the SNAFUs. I think the text last night was a brief moment of courtesy that isn't going to last long. Also: for the record, I'm not an event planner, nor do I want to be an event planner, and how the hell am I now an event planner? That's MY wtf message. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and ditto ++ for Johnny windshield analogy... that's a good one. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Yikes. I hate all the anxiety that it must have caused. Hugs! - Yolanda
Event planning would be near the bottom of my list of unfavorite careers so I hear ya. Networking and maybe informal "event" planning is one thing. High expectation events? NOOOOOooooooooo - Laura Norvig
Tamara, I've done my share of event planning/support for nonprofits, so if you need to vent about specifics or brainstorm ways to address any wtf's they throw at you, give me a holler. - Corinne L
Steven Perez
micdotcom: One terrifying chart shows why YOU NEED TO VACCINATE YOUR KIDS Seventy people have become infected in a measles outbreak at California’s famed theme park, an outbreak that’s led California public health officials to urge those who haven’t been vaccinated against the disease to avoid Disney parks where the outbreak originated, the... -
One terrifying chart shows why YOU NEED TO VACCINATE YOUR KIDS 
Seventy people have become infected in a measles outbreak at California’s famed theme park, an outbreak that’s led California public health officials to urge those who haven’t been vaccinated against the disease to avoid Disney parks where the outbreak originated, the Associated Press reports.
While public health officials are working to ensure that the outbreak doesn’t spread, the AP notes (emphasis added), “people who have been infected range in age from 7 months to 70 years old … The vast majority were not vaccinated, and a quarter had to be hospitalized.”
anti-VAX is the second hand smoke of 21st century - WarLord
Republicans Just Relaunched Their War on Obamacare. It Didn’t Go Well. via @slate
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts quoted Yuval Levin’s criticism of the 40-hour change and noted the irony that Republicans were pushing a measure that would both raise the deficit and make more people reliant on Obamacare. “This bill is corporate welfare,” she said. “Big corporations would be able to cut their coverage, and taxpayers would get stuck with the tab. I’m against adding $53 billion to the deficit so corporations can push their responsibilities onto the government.” - WarLord
Is 0.0 C when water freezes or when it liquifies?
Depends on the pressure and altitude, etc. - Joe
Plus or minus about 150 BTU/pound of latent heat - WarLord
That's a great resource, thanks Joe. - Micah from FFHound!
Also depends on the purity of the water - lris from Android
'American Sniper' Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize via @rollingstone
"... And filmmakers like Eastwood, who could have cleared things up, only muddy the waters more. Sometimes there's no such thing as "just a human story." Sometimes a story is meaningless or worse without real context, and this is one of them...." - WarLord
After reading so many articles about this movie, I think this is the one I've been waiting for. It doesn't hurt that I really enjoy Taibbi's writing. It was nice to see him call out Hollywood for the drivel they have been producing lately and the problems with turning war atrocities into feel-good films. - Jenny H.
(also liked: taibbi's calling out on the insufferable reactionary drivel of forrest gump) - Roux
holly #ravingfangirl
waking up to oatmeal in the crockpot = winning this morning.
i really need to do this more often. yum. - holly #ravingfangirl
Did you do regular oatmeal, or steel cut? - Pretty LaBelle
steel cut - holly #ravingfangirl
(sidenote: I have learned that oatmeal freezes really well. I have invested in a lot of single serving freezer containers for yummy oatmeal!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
good to know, rudy! - holly #ravingfangirl
Good reminder now that its cold - WarLord
Recipe? - Larua Boats from Android
i use Alton Brown's recipe as a starting point - holly #ravingfangirl
Thanks! - Larua Boats from Android
duh. here's my base version: this time i used 4 c. of almond/cocount milk (unsweetened) and 1/2 c. water - holly #ravingfangirl
Gonna try this overnight! I have dried apples and cranberries, plus some walnuts. - Larua Boats from Android
Very tasty! Hooray! :D *does the oatmeal dance* - Larua Boats
The pitchforks that come out for certain learning objectives in the Common Core curricula (in math, specifically) is so much misdirected frustration. The big picture is this: public education as a common good institution has been neglected and eroded on so many levels...
So let's not fret over the which is the best moisturizer cream while multi-organ failure is threatening. - Micah from FFHound!
Hmm, it's possible you saw different things from what I saw today, but if we're talking about that math homework then I think there was a reaction to the obvious miscommunication between teacher and student rather than to a learning objective. - lris
I am ill-informed on the common core, so I tend not to comment about it. But "So let's not fret over the which is the best moisturizer cream while multi-organ failure is threatening," is pretty belittling and condescending, don't you think? You don't think parents should have opinions on the *core*of their child's education? - Steele Lawman
Posting on this subject is all about the pedagogical opinion of people, especially parents, and exploring how that opinion is formed. My medical analogy was not against the practical day-to-day of parents helping their kids with homework *itself*. It's a critique of attacking the teaching tool just because it's different. - Micah
There's a whole movement (google 'anti-common core'), which is fine, let the serious, cogent arguments against be aired and debated. But I've seen this bandwagon effect where people hitch themselves to the anti-core moment not based on the merits, but because it's a convenient place to channel their frustrations. - Micah
This one arithmetic strategy question posted to imgur, could it be less vague? Sure. I've had more than my fair share of hair-pulling grievances with the clarity of last year's Grade 1 math worksheets my son kept bringing home. Partly because I had to grok a learning design I hadn't encountered in my elementary schooling. Also in part because on occasion we were missing some sheet with... more... - Micah
So anyway, yeah, can of worms opened. My bad. - Micah
As a parent who's had to deal with Common Core for years, this is not just "attacking the teaching tool just because it's different". It's nearly impossible to help them with their loads of homework because we aren't taught the ways to help. This is even with monthly meetings, weekly meetings in the Parent Center and side meetings with teachers. But my biggest annoyance is that I *have*... more... - Anika
Common core as stalking horse for a entire charter school agenda For profit schools to do for education what for profit prisons did for rehabilitation - WarLord
Anika, I'm with you on homework load (overload). I should have mentioned off the top, but I'm no cheerleader for how Common Core is being implemented; for one, I haven't done enough research to give an solid, overall appraisal. My focus so far has been on the bad rap that certain teaching methodologies (abstracting math in particular ways) that happen to be included in CC are getting. - Micah
ISIS: Western Journalist Embedded With Group Says He Came Into Contact With Americans - ABC News via @ABC
"I have seen many wars. That’s the strongest group I ever met. Very strong, very clever, very enthusiastic. They are extremely brutal. Not just head-cutting. I’m talking about the strategy of religious cleansing. That’s their official philosophy. They are talking about 500 million people who have to die," he said. - WarLord
he has spent time with upwards of 14 Americans -- including one from New Jersey -- during the 10 days he spent inside the group's self-styled “Caliphate." - WarLord
holly #ravingfangirl
interesting that i'm not hearing a peep about this second football game.
We just turned it on. I guess our friend the Colts fan isn't happy. - Larua Boats from Android
It's been a snooze fest for the most part. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
snoozers - Meg VMeg
And now OVER (in my book). - Julian
The colts just need to score 5 quick touchdowns, and they are back in it. - Joe
Watched Worst Cooks and just got here #wow - WarLord
David is the Andrew Luck of Worst Cooks. - Zamms
Jason P
Dad's friend Bo is still hoping for WordPerfect to make a comeback.
Me too #revealcodes WordPerfect is the BEST - WarLord
You know the whole "robots will take low wage service jobs" thing? We had ordering terminals in Subway and KFC. Taken out in 6 months.
Waiting through the" Lunch Rush" for help desk to respond to a trouble call probably takes luster off robot love - WarLord
Plus, while I may order my sub correctly, I don't get to oversee the making. In a rush, cucumber gets put on. I take the sub back because cucumber (and the juices) make me gag. If I order as I go, I shut that shit down as they reach for it. - Johnny from iPhone
uhm... bots can do without cucumbers either - it is Sub and KFC which don't care to keep your "history and preferences", IMO - непростые коротышки
Subway and KFC have bots that make your food as well? - Johnny from iPhone
Even if they did, they'd still have to rely on humans to put the bins in the right places. Bots probably wouldn't recognize if a human put a bin of cucumbers where the bin of pickles is supposed to be, but a human would. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
All of that said, a lot of places around here have taken out their self-checkout stands because they were too much of a hassle. We do still have places that have the touch screen ordering kiosks for food and stuff. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
The idea that within 10 years every Subway or McDonalds will suddenly get fully automated is a pipe dream. Funny thing is, when Subway got the terminals, they didn't drop staff cause they still needed people to make them... the people who normally took the orders. This morning we got Maccas. If you put an ordering terminal in, they still need someone to pack and hand me my bag... they usually serve anyway. - Johnny from iPhone
They bring the food to your table in Oz?? - Big Joe Silence from iPod
No. The food gets made out the back then gets bagged by the servers at the front then handed to me over the counter. - Johnny from iPhone
Huh. Never thought of that as serving, but okay. - Big Joe Silence from iPod
Probably just local term but "people who take your order then pack your order and hand it to you" is abbreviated to "serve" :) - Johnny from iPhone
I can't imagine the days of the Automat returning. If everyone thought they were such a great thing, they would still be popular and would not have been killed off by the emergence of fast food chains. - April Russo
Joe - there are fast food joints here in the states where they bring the food to your tables. Hardee's (Carl's Jr.) is one that comes to mind immediately, but I know there are others. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Culver's in the Midwest, Burgers etc - order at counter and have it delivered to your table - WarLord
We have Grill'd here. Same thing. - Johnny
непростые коротышки
Holly! Here is your fucking landing light !!! - непростые коротышки
"We have a lot of scope to continue, and our production costs are low – $4/B or $5/B at most. ... So what is a sustainable price of oil for the long term? That depends on the marginal cost, and that differs from field to field. Our marginal cost at most is $10/B. We do not have that, but if I were to estimate it in the future, say in 10 or 20 years’ time, it could be $10/B." - непростые коротышки
Russian budget for 2015 for oil price 20-30 USD/b ... priceless (c) MC ads - непростые коротышки
Two thoughts: $5 a barrel is SA cost for crude?!? #wow and Fracked Wells lose 80% production after a year?!? I'm still convinced that low demand, that is wage stagnation is driving this drop but the OPEC Political is feeding into downward spiral - WarLord
Pretty LaBelle
What's a selfie stick?
This: The Truly Brilliant Design History of the Selfie Stick - WarLord
The design history is OK, but the "dad photo" in the comments is everything. - Steele Lawman
Victor Ganata
Texas House installing panic buttons after ‘hostile’ encounters with open carry advocates - Raw Story
Who could've foreseen? - Victor Ganata
Dudes carrying guns openly can be scary? You don't say? - Victor Ganata
The irony is so thick you could pour it on pancakes - WarLord
But since everyone can carry guns, wouldn't the good guys with guns be able to stop the bad guys with guns? Who needs panic buttons when you've got good guys with guns? - Arlan K.
Presumably, they felt the need for it when the open carry folks turned up. So, next time they turn up, they hit the panic button, security descends on the office in question with SWAT team blazing, and... hilarity ensues? - bentley
{looks up that quote some people like about how government should be scared of the people} - Andrew C (✔)
Texas Lawmakers are wimps! "... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ..." - WarLord
Open Carry was always "sold" as speaking truth to power. Open carry made the little man the equals of rich the powerful and protected the gunman's rights. Except no occupy protester, no Walmart striker, or $15 dollar an hour protester dare open carry into negotiations with a rich Walton heir or a lawmaker or any person of power. You can open carry in any Walmart just not around anyone "important" - WarLord
or if you are black in the WalMart... or anywhere else - maʀtha
Andrew C (✔)
Pretty amazing to write a song called "This Land Is Your Land" about a colonized country...
The best part is that the guy who wrote it gets called a Communist. - Victor Ganata
As if there is such a thing as non-colonized country. - настероид
Some are more obviously colonized than others. - Victor Ganata
Sounds like Turks, Arabs, Chinese, Japanese etc etc are "non-obvious colonizers". Interesting. - настероид
Maybe it's only bad when Europeans colonize some territories, and it's perfectly normal for others, though. - настероид
Well, as far as I know, no other country has a song entitled "This Land is Your Land" written about it. Given this country's well-known genocidal and often virulently anti-immigrant history, it does seem a bit ironic. - Victor Ganata
People on this planet used to kill some other people, and dislike immigrants, yes. - настероид
Kinda everywhere - Ivan Crema from Flucso
Which in itself is ironic because except for the Native Americans who were slaughtered in the name of colonization, this country is comprised entirely of immigrants and their descendants. - Victor Ganata
The Native Americans weren't immigrants who slaughtered others? Hmm. - настероид
Someone had to be first. - Victor Ganata
And he was slaughtered, of course. - настероид
Don't get me wrong, I don't think slaughtering is necessarily the problem. It's slaughtering in the name of civilizing and liberating the people you are slaughtering that is a bit ironic. - Victor Ganata
The English pushed the Irish to the New World where the Irish pushed the Indians to some mountains and wastelands; and the others pushed and were pushed too. Nothing special. - настероид
Sure, it's the same old story. This is why the belief in American Exceptionalism is also ironic. - Victor Ganata
Bering Sea dry land bridge... #justsayin. - WarLord
There's colonization and then there's colonialism. ;) - Victor Ganata
Moving vs moving in. - Pete
Oddly, Victor, you seem to be proclaiming American Exceptionalism--that American colonialism is somehow exceptionally brutal and awful compared to all the rest. Hard case to make. - Walt Crawford
No, I'm saying that the things that we claim to be exceptional in—welcoming immigrants, furthering the cause of liberty and human rights, being a beacon of Western Civilization, etc.—are kind of ironic given our history (and our current events). - Victor Ganata
Well, to be fair, birthright citizenship is a pretty rare thing in the world. - Andrew C (✔)
Anyway, Guthrie does get criticized for sympathizing with the undocumented and for championing welfare recipients. - Victor Ganata
They do sing "This Land" at Indian Casinos I frequent... #gettingeven - WarLord
Interesting read about "birthright" citizenship and efforts to end it Tea Party’s Constitution fraud: Why the movement’s “devotion” is a situational sham via @Salon - WarLord
I have consistently said Google Glass (in the current form) was a hard sell. Pure tech isn't enough. Things need a soul. Plus, privacy.
Plus, a non-ridiculous price. - Andrew C (✔)
Plus of course not making you look like an utter dork #inthshower - WarLord
The price is really the clincher. Most people won't put down US$1,500 for what is basically a peripheral for your phone. It needs to come down to the US$250 range and then it might have a chance. - Jason Huebel
But Google always said they kept the price artificially high on purpose. It was never meant to go mainstream in its current form. - Jason Huebel
Jason, I agree with you but it was certainly evangelised as such. Glass was a beta that got out of Google's hands and they didn;t do that much to try and pull it back in. Google may have dropped the ball but the Glassholes are the ones who stomped it into a million pieces. - Johnny
The interesting question to me: Besides search has Google had a real home run? - WarLord
gmail? Android? I guess Android is like a triple: massive market share but weak monetization. - Andrew C (✔)
Today, we say goodbye to Google Glass and Target Canada.
it's long way from Glass looking dorky to Molly Milions the razorgirl in Nueromancer - WarLord
BBC News - Google Glass sales halted but firm says kit is not dead
Google has tried to present this announcement as just another step in the evolution of an amazing innovation. But make no mistake - Google Glass is dead, at least in its present form. - WarLord
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