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When the Eagle Mountain Church in Texas that willfully pursued the anti vaccination doctrine leading to a measles outbreak amongst its members rushed out to get help, who did it call in; Local health authorities that set up emergency vaccination camps right on the grounds of the very same establishment that did not believe in this form of anti-God intervention. Faith healing may have a place in spiritual revival where modern medicine would fail completely, but saving lives has to do with massive and swift intervention where faith is not a reliable or proven remedy. Unfortunately it was a little late for those who had already contracted the virus, including a four month baby, because modern medicine does not have a cure for it and does not make that claim.
It is true; vaccines are not 100% effective (most are over 95% effective) and in certain individuals can cause adverse reactions, some quite serious. For measles, Merck, an MMR supplier cautions; “The following adverse reactions have been reported with M-M-R®IIwithout regard to causality: fever, headache, dizziness, rash, injection-site reactions, febrile convulsions, anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions, arthritis, and thrombocytopenia.”
Skeptics also point to ‘objectionable’ ingredients in vaccines including animal tissue. The fact remains, most viruses breed in animal organs and many employ the fecal-oral route to find other hosts. Measles belong to the same genus, morbillivirus, and share the same genealogy as the Rinderpest (cattle and livestock) and Canine (domesticated dogs) distemper viruses. Another measles virus of the same family, cetacean morbillivirus, has killed hundreds of blue nose dolphins that have washed up on U.S. east coast shores in 2013.
Once mature they may get airborne invading the respiratory system to find new hosts or spreading through mucous exchange. In order to isolate the virus for the vaccine, human and animal tissue would be needed.
Parents must understand this is a serious and dangerous virus. The CDC says that one or two out of every 1,000 children who get measles could die from the disease.
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