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Arkansas mumps ousters criticized

Legislators: Kids’ schooling suffers

By Andy Davis , Dan Holtmeyer

This article was published September 13, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.


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As the mumps outbreak spreads in part of Arkansas, state officials should do more to minimize the disruption in the education of children who have not been vaccinated against disease, some lawmakers said Monday.


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hah406 says... September 13, 2016 at 8:01 a.m.

So sorry that your child can't play in the band, but those are the consequences of the poor decision you made for your child. There should be no exemptions whatsoever from vaccinations except for medical necessity.

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PM1118 says... September 13, 2016 at 8:06 a.m.

Your decision not to vaccinate - your risk in having a child kept out of school. LIVE WITH THE CONSEQUENCE OF YOUR ACTION!

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JTW061381 says... September 13, 2016 at 8:09 a.m.

hah406, What you said. Health Department following medical protocol, not a political agenda.

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GrannyOf3Boys says... September 13, 2016 at 8:16 a.m.

ALL of the cases are in people that WERE vaccinated! How about that.

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Duhig says... September 13, 2016 at 8:53 a.m.

This anti-vaccer mentality must be dealt with sternly. It is a shame that the law was amended to allow religious and philosophicalexemptions. The only exemption should be medical. We are fortunate that it is a mumps outbreak and not something even more serious.

And this one parent says that she feels bullied. I believe that it was in 1966 that we had a famous case where the 4 Cudd children were removed and placed in protective care by state Police. The issue is PUBLiC health, protection of the public safet, no some anti science parent's feelings.

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Jackabbott says... September 13, 2016 at 9:32 a.m.

If you are not vaccinated you should be banned completely. This is the 21st century, these old wives' tales and foolish conspiracy theories fresh from the Internet is not a basis to get other people sick. Leprosy has now been found in Calif. Open borders, not medically checking people is absurd. We have modern medicines, these witch doctors type goofballs should stay on the Internet and leave responsible people alone.

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Dontsufferfools says... September 13, 2016 at 9:35 a.m.

Yeah, Granny, but look at it this way, most of the vaccinated kids didn't get mumps, which before vaccinations would sweep through entire schools. The effectiveness of the two-dose MMR (measles, mumps rubella) is 86.6%, based on an NIH study of schoolchildren in New York.

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hah406 says... September 13, 2016 at 12:54 p.m.

I have a relative that works in the Springdale school district, and the cases were not all vaccinated. Some were, some were not. No vaccination is 100%, but if you leave the unvaccinated kids around kids who have the mumps, 100% of them will also get the mumps.

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TravisBickle says... September 13, 2016 at 6:16 p.m.

Get the shot! I got mine about three weeks ago. Measles, mumps and rubella.

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cgar103150 says... September 13, 2016 at 9:23 p.m.

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Charlotte D'Auteuil Garrett
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Charlotte D'Auteuil Garrett Well as usual there was no mention or concern for those children who are already immune deficit due to medical issues that CANNOT be immunized in Public schools now. It is for their safety and those of pregnant teachers as well that the CDC makes decisions based on what has worked.......no one is being punished, parents who chose not to immunize their children had that right but they know the consequences if there is an outbreak....same with chickenpox. Some illnesses can be a death sentence to others. Needless to say it pisses me off when those who do not have the expertise of infection control even voice an opinion......not sure why people even bother to see a doctor these days, they know everything. Del Rosa has no medical degree.

Well as usual there was no mention or concern for those children who are already immune deficit due to medical issues that CANNOT be immunized in Public schools now. It is for their safety and those of pregnant teachers as well that the CDC makes decisions based on what has worked.......no one is being punished, parents who chose not to immunize their children had that right but they know the consequences if there is an outbreak....same with chickenpox. Some illnesses can be a death sentence to others. Needless to say it pisses me off when those who do not have the expertise of infection control even voice an opinion......not sure why people even bother to see a doctor these days, they know everything. Del Rosa has no medical degree.

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