Europe has a measles epidemic. In Russia, it is still possible to avoid due to vaccinations.
But anti-vaccines are trying to thwart vaccination. And not only from measles … The special correspondent of "MN" understood this problem, knowing firsthand about the significance of this procedure.
In the evening a worried friend called:
– Mitka has a temperature under 40! Measles is offered to the hospital. What to do?
– Go without hesitation! Where is it infected? In kindergarten?
– No … I infected him myself …
Later it turned out that foolishly rumored that the vaccination completely undermined the child’s immunity, Ella decided to attend the “measles party”. That is, to bring a 4-year-old son to a child with measles in order to … infect. Better to pereboleet than grafted. Got sick With a complication of the lungs.
– To infect a child with measles? Monstrous stupidity! – a world-famous scientist, head of the laboratory of vaccine prevention at the Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums of I.I. Mechnikova, MD, Mikhail Kostinov. – Yes, parents simply do not know what this experiment can turn into. Pneumonia still flowers, and if viral meningitis develops? Panencephalitis? Possible fatal. Measles is a “wild” virus. He must be "curbed." Here the vaccine copes with this: the virus in the vaccine is repeatedly weakened. Introduced into the body, it teaches cells to recognize the enemy, antibodies are produced, and the person becomes immune against the disease.
KNOW: in 2019 measles outbreaks occurred in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Kaluga, Ivanovo, Kursk, Vladimir regions. 10% of children with measles stall, 5% get pneumonia. In the United States, every 1,000th child dies of measles, in Romania – every 100th child.
ALL GOVERNMENTS FROM GRAFT?
“Autism, urinary incontinence, paralysis develop from vaccinations,” we read on the Internet pearls of antivaxers. The authors of black fairy tales do not disdain to refer to the authorities, though, not really understanding what they are talking about.
“These people do not have medical education,” says Professor Kostinov, “as there is not a single scientific work proving the harm of vaccines.
In general, the anti-vaccination presses on the fact that complications develop after vaccinations, often confusing them with the side effects of vaccination.
“Of course, there are more and less risky vaccinations,” says Kostinov, “more risky ones, live vaccine.” These and contraindications more.
KNOW: the probability of complications after vaccination is 1 complication per 1 million administered vaccines.
Many medical experts believe that the complications attributed to vaccinations are associated with incorrect counts.
“In our country there are no clear statistics on undesirable consequences after vaccinations,” Professor Kostinov continues. – Let's say the child has a fever. But this does not mean that because of vaccination. Nevertheless, parents will probably decide: the vaccine is to blame.
But the truth is, if the vaccines did not protect, and the epidemics due to them would not come to naught, would mankind use them? But after all … At times, vaccinations are refused by entire kindergartens and schools. And it is alarming not only among medical workers, but also among kindergarten teachers, school leaders.
“The last two years in Russia there have been no outbreaks of influenza, the occupancy of classes is stable,” says Inna Nikolaevna Rudnitskaya, a teacher at a private Moscow gymnasium. – And before? Yes, I attended the lessons for 5 people! I think it is a merit of flu vaccines that can be obtained even in special points from the metro.
KNOW: in the years 1918-1920, the Spanish pandemic killed 40 million people, 500 million fell ill. This is more than the losses in the First World War!
Recently, the State Duma Committee on Health Protection held a round table “Refusal from vaccination is a serious threat to the XXI century. How to avoid an epidemic? ”Probably for good reason … The situation is critical. WHO this year even made a refusal to vaccinate the list of threats on a par with wars! But parents who are against, it does not bother. They continue to abut: we do not want, it is harmful!
I saw with my own eyes how my father brought the head of the kindergarten to tears, threatening to file an application with the prosecutor's office. It turns out that after vaccination, 3-year-old Vitya Sokolov (last name changed. – MR) became ill with diabetes.
– Why are you sure about vaccinations? – I ask dad.
– And because of what? He was healthy. Now the son is disabled!
The authoritative opinion of Tamara Kuraeva, a researcher at the Endocrinological Research Center of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, MD, has put everything in its place.
– There is no connection between diabetes and vaccinations! – explained Tamara Leonidovna. – Nothing like this has been proven!
KNOW: adults need vaccines no less than children. Vaccinated for diphtheria and tetanus is necessary every 10 years, and after 40 years of age – to be vaccinated for hepatitis B, measles (up to 55 years), rubella (women) and pneumococcus.
IN ANSWER FOR EVERYTHING
Remember the diphtheria outbreak in the 90s? Doctors are convinced – because of the refusal of vaccinations. Many then reasoned like this: why vaccinate in vain if diphtheria and measles do not exist? But doctors have long known: immunity from a particular disease can be maintained in the country only if 95% of the population is vaccinated.
So they waited. First, diphtheria raised her head, now – measles. So what is next?
KNOW: in the 90s 100,000 people became ill with diphtheria. Several thousand died. Only mass vaccination stopped the epidemic.
My friend gave birth in the States. Her daughter went to kindergarten, and from her mother, opponents of vaccinations, strictly demanded to vaccinate the child, according to the national vaccination calendar. According to local doctors, in the West, they are more stringent about vaccination than ours.
KNOW: in Turkey, vaccinations are compulsory, as well – in Israel. In Norway, parents follow the vaccination schedule, and 90% give children vaccinations. In Austria, not all schools will be taken without vaccinations; in the UK, vaccinations “at will”, but only with vaccinations in school and in the garden. Italy has passed a law on universal vaccinations for children under 16 years of age (vaccination against cervical cancer, which is not mandatory in Russia, is mandatory). If there are no vaccinations, the fine is 7,500 euros. In France, since 2018, stringent vaccination measures have been introduced.
On Facebook, I ran into a compatriot complaint. She lives in France, is married with two children. Children are unvaccinated (mother is not a supporter of vaccinations), and recently parents received a warning about a fine of 1,500 euros and a hint of deprivation of parental rights.
Personally, I live in Russia and always vaccinated my daughter, especially since she has diabetes. So, according to the conclusions of reputable doctors, such children need vaccinations first of all. Another thing – in what doses and with what components to enter? For example, instead of DTP vaccine, we were given “weakened” ADS-M (diphtheria – tetanus without pertussis).
Having talked with many parents – opponents of vaccinations, I realized: they not only do not delve into the medical subtleties, but many do not even know what vaccine and when they did them to the child! Doesn't the confidential conversation with the doctor depend on us, the parents, and how the doctor will examine the child before the vaccination? And you can always refuse, in our country rather democratically suited to vaccinations. Yes, and the law stipulates that no one will be forcibly inculcated. But…
Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova even talked about applying fines or not paying sick leave to those parents who refuse vaccinations. But this is still talk, but the need to legally prohibit public calls for refusal of vaccinations is already overdue. It is time, without waiting for another epidemic, to develop a clear plan of action. And if necessary, even adopt amendments to existing legislation.
I remember when my daughter got sick with diabetes, there were many “well-wishers” who tried to talk me out of sticking insulin to a girl, not knowing that only insulin could survive with the first type of diabetes.
“Drink her with weeds,” some kind of mother tried to “get through” to me. – You only feed the pharmaceutical mafia with this insulin (by the way, insulin is given to patients free of charge. – MR).
Something similar happens with vaccinations. The anti-vaccineers came up with the idea of Hitchcock's horror stories, that they inject "terrible components into the vaccines" to destroy the nation. To implant is to feed the mafia. But, let, gentlemen …
What about antibiotics? And analgesics? Do they also produce pharmaceutical mafia? Can, and at the same time refuse drugs? Back in the Middle Ages and we will be treated with herbs?
Only I have a question for our readers: what if black smallpox suddenly descends? Will you instill yourself and your child in order not to get sick? Just answer honestly.