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Deaths from Disease

Just a small compilation of all the DEATHS caused by these NOW preventable diseases.

Just in case anyone has any doubts as to the dangers of not immunizing, here are cold hard numbers. These numbers should show several important things. First of all, when we have vaccines, fewer people DIE. Not only that, but each of those deaths are not just numbers, they are individual human beings that once a reliable vaccine is available SHOULD have been able to live a full life.  

 

 

Numbers from http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/appdx-full-g.pdf ...
 

This is for pertussis:

Year
Cases
DEATHS
Year
Cases
DEATHS
2000
7867
12
1950
120718
1118
2001
7580
17
1951
68687
951
2002
9771
18
1952
45030
402
2003
11647
11
1953
37129
270
2004
25827
27
1954
60886
373
2005
25616
39
1955
62786
467
2006
15632
16
1956
31732
266
TOTAL
103940
140
 
426968
3847

The death figures for 2004 through 2006 are from this slide set:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/Slides/Pertussis11.ppt#9 ... Slide 9. Of the 82 deaths from pertussis during 2004 through 2006, 69 were of infants under the age of three months, while the remaining 13 were older than three months.

 

For more information check out the slide information:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/Slides/Pertussis11.ppt
From the 9th slide:

Pertussis Deaths in the United States, 2004-2006
  Age at onset  
Year <3 mos >3 mos Total
2004 24 3 27
2005 32 7 39
2006 13 3 16
Total 69 13 82
  (84%) (16%)  

 

Now for tetanus:

Year
Cases
DEATHS
Year
Cases
DEATHS
2000
35
5
1950
486
336
2001
37
5
1951
506
394
2002
25
5
1952
484
360
2003
20
4
1953
506
337
2004
34
NA
1954
524
332
2005
27
NA
1955
462
265
2006
41
NA
1956
468
246
TOTAL
219
19 (or more)
 
3436
2270


 

 

Now for measles:

Year
Cases
DEATHS
Year
Cases
DEATHS
2000
86
1
1950
319124
486
2001
116
1
1951
530118
683
2002
44
0
1952
683077
618
2003
56
1
1953
449146
462
2004
37
NA
1954
682720
518
2005
66
NA
1955
555156
345
2006
55
NA
1956
611966
530
TOTAL
460
3 (or more)
 
3,831,277
3624


 

 

Now for mumps (no data before 1960):

Year
Cases
DEATHS
2000
338
2
2001
266
0
2002
270
1
2003
231
0
2004
258
NA
2005
314
NA
2006
6584
NA
TOTALS
8261
3 (or more)

 

 


Total of cases of those four disease over the seven year period of 2000 though 2006 is 112880, with at least 165 deaths. This does not include the 16 cases of Congenital Rubella Syndrome listed in the table for the years 2000 through 2006.

 

Now if we went your way and eliminated the DTaP and the MMR then we will go back to the numbers that are listed for the 1950s (the return of pertussis is already happening, and measles and mumps have returned to Japan and the UK, the USA is not far behind). The number of measles cases were in the millions for the seven year period fifty years ago, with deaths of over 3500. During the years 1950 to 1956 for the three diseases that there is data, the total cases were 4261681 with at least 9741 deaths. And I left out polio.
 

 

So do we really want to go back to the "good ol' days" of no DTaP or MMR vaccines?

 

 

 

Disease: Measles in the USA

 

Year
Cases
DEATHS
1950
319124
486
1951
530118
683
1952
683077
618
1953
449146
462
1954
682720
518
1955
555156
345
1956
611963
530
1957
486779
389
1958
763094
552
1959
406162
385
1960
441703
380
1961
423919
434
1962
481530
408
1963
385156
364
First vaccine licensed
1964
458083
421
1965
261905
276
1966
204136
261
1967
62705
81
1968
22231
24
1969
25826
41
1970
47351
89
1971
75290
90
MMR vaccine licensed
1972
32275
24
1973
26690
23
1974
22960
20
1975
24374
20
1976
41126
12
1977
57245
15
1978
26871
11
Measels elimination program started
1979
13597
6
1980
13506
11
1981
2124
2
1982
1714
4
1983
1497
1
1984
2587
1
1985
2822
2
1986
6282
2
1987
3655
2
1988
3396
3
1989
18193
32
1990
27786
64
1991
9643
27
1992
2237
4
1993
312
0
1994
963
0
1995
309
2
1996
508
1
1997
138
2
1998
100
0
1999
100
2
2000
86
1
2001
116
1
2002
44
0
2003
56
1
2004
37
NA
2005
66
NA
2006
55
NA

 

(The links for 1989 to 1991 shows what happens when measels coverage is reduced!)

 

Anyway, about the silly "money trail"… Which makes more money for "Big Pharma": selling vaccines or by providing supplies and medication to hospitals for those who have been hospitalized due to pertussis, measles, mumps, Hib, etc? Be sure to provide real actual factual evidence of the type I can find in my local medical school library. Something like this: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Dec;159(12):1136-44. Economic evaluation of the 7-vaccine routine childhood immunization schedule in the United States, 2001.

"RESULTS: Routine childhood immunization with the 7 vaccines was cost saving from the direct cost and societal perspectives, with net savings of 9.9 billion dollars and 43.3 billion dollars, respectively. Without routine vaccination, direct and societal costs of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, H influenzae type b, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, congenital rubella syndrome, hepatitis B, and varicella would be 12.3 billion dollars and 46.6 billion dollars, respectively. Direct and societal costs for the vaccination program were an estimated 2.3 billion dollars and 2.8 billion dollars, respectively. Direct and societal benefit-cost ratios for routine childhood vaccination were 5.3 and 16.5, respectively. CONCLUSION: Regardless of the perspective, the current routine childhood immunization schedule results in substantial cost savings."

 

Links to support with actual DATA!

The economic study: http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/159/12/1136
The California experience with the 1990 measles epidemic: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=8855680
Another study on the impact of medical interventions on mental retardation, it notes the effect of measles, Hib an rubella: http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/160/3/302
The CDC Pink Book: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/default.htm
And the Appendix G: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/appdx-full-g.pdf  

 

 

Just the cases and deaths: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/G/cases&deaths.pdf

 

 

The science has been done, the link between vaccines and autism does not exist. It is a dead link! Its not pinin'! Its passed on! This link is no more! It has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet its maker! Its a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed it to the perch it'd be pushing up the daisies! Its metabolic processes are now 'istory! It's off the twig! Its kicked the bucket, its shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-LINK!! (Hat-tip to Monty Python and the dead parrot sketch)

 

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