Letters to the Editor: I almost died from measles as a kid. Refusing COVID vaccination is unforgivable

People asserting their right to refuse vaccination were lucky enough, thanks to vaccines, not to live through the era of routine childhood diseases.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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This report summarizes health information that was reported to CDC's Electronic Disease Notification (EDN) system for refugees, immigrants, and eligible others who arrived in the United States during 2014-2019. Eligible others are persons who although not classified as refugees (e.g., certain parolees, special immigrant visa holders, and follow-to-join asylees) are eligible for the same services and benefits as refugees.DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM: The EDN system has both surveillance and programmatic components. The surveillance component is a centralized database that collects 1) health-related data from the overseas medical e...
Source: MMWR Surveill Summ - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
Vaccine. 2021 Dec 24:S0264-410X(21)01630-3. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.12.022. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe COVID-19 pandemic disrupted routine vaccinations for children and adolescents. However, it remains unclear whether the impact has been different for children and adolescents from low-income families. To address this, we compared monthly routine vaccination use per 1000 vaccine-eligible children and adolescents enrolled in Louisiana Medicaid in the years before (2017-2019) and during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020). Compared to the 2017-2019 average vaccination rates, we found a 28% reduction in measles, mumps, and...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Despite high rate of vaccination coverage with 2-doses of measles containing vaccine among Iranian children, outbreaks of measles occurred among different age groups and fully vaccinated subjects. Although the...
Source: BMC Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
We describe a measles outbreak among previously vaccinated healthcare workers (HCWs) and inpatients and the control measures implemented at a tertiary care hospital in 2019. Case-patients were laboratory-confirmed measles with throat swabs tested by quantitative polymerase chain reactions (PCR), during April –May 2019. Medical histories and documented immunization records were obtained. We compared attack rates (ARs) among HCWs by occupational subgroup and age and examined the outbreak-associated costs. The index case was not ascertained. Among 26 measles case-patients (22 HCWs, four inpatients) aged 18–28 ...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Mark Sumner at DK has aroundup of news from overwhelmed health care systems around the country. This seems to be getting very little attention from national media, for some reason -- this is a list of local stories, which don't seem to have gotten the attention of editors at CNN or the New York Times.This is definitely bad news in the present, but it's better news in the long run. The Covid-19 variant that's causing this is extremely contagious -- as contagious a measles, apparently. That means you can become infected just by briefly being in the vicinity of an infectious person. One thing that's really unpleasant about th...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Three million more children worldwide missed their recommended measles vaccine doses in 2019, representing the largest increase in 20 years.
Source: Yale Science and Health News - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Mol Ther Oncolytics. 2021 Nov 29;24:43-58. doi: 10.1016/j.omto.2021.11.020. eCollection 2022 Mar 17.ABSTRACTPD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint blockade has achieved unprecedented success in cancer immunotherapy. Nevertheless, many immune-excluded tumors are resistant to therapy. Combination with oncolytic virotherapy may overcome resistance by inducing acute inflammation, immune cell recruitment, and remodeling of the tumor immune environment. Here, we assessed the combination of oncolytic measles vaccine (MV) vectors and PD-1/PD-L1 blockade. In the MC38cea model of measles virus oncolysis, MV combined with anti-PD-1 and MV vectors enc...
Source: Cancer Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
We reported three cases of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) that developed within 6 weeks after ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccination. Antiplatelet factor 4 antibodies were undetectable in all three cases. Therefore, vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia was very unlikely. Other potential causes of thrombocytopenia were excluded. Their clinical presentations, severity of thrombocytopenia and outcomes were varied. Only one ITP case, an 80-year-old man, received ITP treatments and achieved complete response after 2 weeks of eltrombopag. An 84-year-old man had spontaneous complete remission, and a 55-year-old woman had partia...
Source: Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis - Category: Hematology Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
In this study we investigate whether the accelerated schedule of MMR2 leads to a change in coverage of MMR2 and other childhood vaccines with an ecological study using childhood immunisation data from 2009 to 2018 in London.METHODS: We modelled coverage used generalized estimating equations (GEE) adjusted for year and DTaP/IPV/Hib3 coverage measured at 2nd birthday as a proxy for baseline local vaccination programme performance to determine the percentage point difference in coverage of MMR2 and other childhood vaccines.RESULTS: Average MMR2 coverage was higher among early implementing boroughs from 2012/13 onwards. Covera...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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