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Officials consider travel bans in worst
measles outbreak in 25 years

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Posted By: SurferLad, 5/24/2019 3:10:53 PM

Some inexplicable things come out of our nation’s capital. Occasionally, similar puzzlements emerge elsewhere in the nation. A current one is the developing outbreak of preventable measles that’s become so serious now that federal officials have threatened some with unusually restrictive travel bans. Some of us were unaware that such a federal Do Not Board List exists for civilians who have nothing to do with suspected terrorism. But it does. And health officials in five states have contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about banning travel by some citizens suspected of being in the 21-day incubation period for

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Vesicant 5/24/2019 3:46:24 PM (No. 83628)
> "just plain common sense" I think I see the problem....I wonder how long will it be before someone claims that measles are their emotional support disease.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: tom7 5/24/2019 4:46:20 PM (No. 83641)
The hysteria over measles is chortle-worthy to those of us old enough to remember when measles ran rampant every spring, and no one much worried about it excepting the occasional bout of German measles where pregnant women might be in contagion. I don't think anyone of the tens of millions of kids who had the measles ever died or even suffered any long-term consequences. Once upon a time, measles was like the common cold - annoying and nasty, but no big deal. Not so these days!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine 5/24/2019 4:54:07 PM (No. 83644)
My sister and I had measles several times. No biggie. What I did hate was mumps. I remember to this day how much they hurt. Then my dad got them from us. There is a picture somewhere of him with swollen glands looking miserable. I agree with # 2, such a big deal over measles. It's not vacationers or regular travelers spreading this and we know it. Why, I bet it's coming from all the Illegal Aliens who are coming over by the thousands.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: grampus 5/24/2019 5:55:30 PM (No. 83669)
#2 is right about German measles. A sister had German measles when pregnant. Shortly after birth, the baby had heart surgery. Also was deaf.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford 5/24/2019 6:08:05 PM (No. 83677)
The damn travel ban should be at the southern border
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 5/24/2019 7:14:43 PM (No. 83700)
Those of us with up to date vaccinations can relax. Antivaxxers are in trouble. Reality always rears it's ugly head.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Catherine 5/25/2019 2:23:15 AM (No. 83794)
Actually, # 6, no you can't relax even tho you've had the immunizations. Both my boys had them and both got measles twice.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: winnie1 5/25/2019 8:08:51 AM (No. 83941)
Why bother with a travel ban we are letting in the worse of the worse through out southern border.
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