Jotwell is great, and I get much more from it than I give – I do recommend following posts in whatever way suits you.In 2016 I wrote about Lachlan Urquhart on regulation by design; 2015 was Loos and Luzak on online consumer contracts; the year before, in my opening post, I highlighted Angela Daly on DRM.On Saturday, April 20, 2019, Suffolk County Health Officials confirmed that Hampton Bays residents were exposed to an individual with measles.
Andrew Wakefield, whose unethical behavior is likely to go down as one of the most serious crimes in medical history. Andew Wakefield and 12 colleagues published a case report in the British medical journal, the Lancet, which claimed that the MMR vaccine caused autism.
The case study was fundamentally flawed, as proper consent was not obtained from the invasive testing that a small group of children underwent outside of medical facilities.
So how on earth did this misconception of measles being a “harmless childhood disease” come to be?
It all started with the fraudulent activity of a former British Gastroenterologist, Dr.
“Scientists who publish their research have an ethical responsibility to ensure the highest standards of research design, data collection, data analysis, data reporting, and interpretation of findings; there can be no compromises because any error, any deceit, can result in harm to patients as well harm to the cause of science, as the Wakefield saga so aptly reveals.
We sincerely hope that researchers will keep this ethical responsibility in mind when they submit their manuscripts...” You can stay up-to-date about Rockland County’s measles outbreak here: You can read the Newsday article which quoted Dr.The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that from January 1 to May 31, 2019, 981** individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 26 states.The CDC states that this is the greatest number of cases reported in the U. since 1994, and since 2000 when measles was declared eliminated in the U. The resurgence of measles is no coincidence; the story begins with a fraudulent (and now unlicensed) doctor and ends with the public mistakenly believing that measles is just a “harmless childhood disease.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. Bruce Farber, Chief of Infectious Diseases at North Shore University Hospital, delivered an important comment to Newsday regarding this measles case: “There are cases cropping up all over and the solution is vaccination… It is one of the most contagious, if not the most contagious infectious disease.” Dr.The misconception that measles is just a “harmless childhood disease” is dangerous; while measles can be a harmless infection for most, it can cause serious complications and even death.Measles can cause ear infections, diarrhea, pneumonia, encephalitis, premature births and low-birth-weight.The measles virus, described since the 9th century, is a highly communicable infection of the nose and throat which spreads through coughing and sneezing and is airborne for up to two hours.The CDC reports that “measles is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected.” More than 92% of the population must be vaccinated against measles to maintain “herd” immunity against this virus which spreads like wildfire.Even further back, Andres Guadamuz recommended one of my own pieces, in his note The Player of Games (2012).Here’s what I wrote last year (2017), first published at Jotwell (in which, by coincidence, I also talk about Edwards and Veale): Mireille Hildebrandt’s forthcoming article is a companion piece to her Chorley Lecture of 2015.Measles kills one to two children out of every 1,000 infected.Perhaps the worse complication associated with measles is Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), a rare but fatal central nervous system disease which develops 7 to 10 years after a person has been infected with measles.