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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 6:59 pm 
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Why don't they just let them beam up to the Mother Ship?

What's next, Polio and Typhoid and the Black Plague. The measles vaccine has been around since the early 1960's. What am I missing?

It's a simple case of Mind over Matter.
I don't Mind and you don't matter. Brother Barry

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:54 pm 
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I don't know about the US but in Canada the public health department is very valuable in maintaining the health of all people. Not just for assessing for outbreaks of viruses etc, but in health prevention eg health teaching and immunizations in public schools. I am a nurse and one of my courses in university was working in the public health sector and doing home visits for prevention of illness.
The problem with measles is that it is extremely contagious and can cause very serious complications in adults, including death. Measles was virtually eradicated but b/c of antivaccers it is again a serious threat to everyone's life if not vaccinated. It can also cause serious fetal complications. Wake up people and get vaccinated. If you don't you are a threat to everyone's health.

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:42 pm 
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Authorities in Curacao announced Saturday that 17 crew members and 11 passengers must stay aboard a ship owned by the Church of Scientology that is under quarantine following a confirmed case of measles.

Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth said the group is required to stay on the 440-feet Freewinds ship until May 13 because they are still at risk of contracting measles after a female crew member contracted the disease.

He said the remaining crew members and passengers, which totaled 318, are free to leave the ship.

"They are not a threat to anyone anymore, and they cannot become sick anymore," he said.

The church said in a statement that the health authorities in Curacao had acknowledged the Freewinds for its strict isolation protocol, which effectively contained the illness to a single case and prevented it from spreading to others. According to the church's website, the ship is the home of "a religious retreat ministering the most advanced level of spiritual counseling."

The ship was previously quarantined in St. Lucia and arrived in its home port of Curacao a week ago. Authorities then took 277 blood samples from those who did not have proof of vaccination and sent them to the Netherlands.

Gerstenbluth said the female crew member who was infected had been in Europe and arrived April 17 in Curacao with cold symptoms. Authorities said she got tested for measles, but had already left for St. Lucia by the time the results came back. Officials in Curacao then alerted the government of St. Lucia.

Symptoms include runny nose, fever and a red-spotted rash. Most people recover, but measles can lead to pneumonia, brain swelling and even death in some cases.

More than 700 people in 22 U.S. states have gotten measles this year, with federal officials saying the resurgence is driven by misinformation about vaccines.

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