By Anonymous - 16/09/2009 05:33 - United States
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Are you kidding me? In high school, I got whooping cough three times in a row because I was going on a month-long trip around the world at the end of the year provided I never took a single day off from school besides that. I would cough so hard I barfed with every fit and I even cracked a rib at one point. I spent every night on a breathing machine with no sleep just so I could get up and go to school the next day even though it was highly contagious (nobody wanted to be around me) and completely illegal to make me stay. I'm sorry you have whooping cough, dude. I know it sucks. But you'll get over it soon and you'll be fine. It could've been worse, trust me.
You know whats good for whooping cough? Get someone to fart in your face. Gone in a flash. It works for me anyway.
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didn't you get vaccinated for that like the rest of us? oh wait, are your parents some of the weirdos who are bringing back all sorts of medieval diseases because they don't think their precious little snowflake should have to get a shot?
like i said in another comment, i had whooping cough about 2 months ago. i was vaccinated for it, but you can still pick it up, its just generally not as bad as it could have been. plus, i had it when i was a baby, and im 18 now, which is the age i got whooping cough. so, the vaccine probably doesnt last as long and isnt as effective that far along.
To all those "Why didn't you get vaccinated?" people. An allergy to this vaccine is actually very, very common. That is why they have a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine and a variant called a TD vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria). Pertussis is whooping cough. I have always gotten all of my vaccinations, including the flu shot, and am still at risk for whooping cough because I am allergic to that vaccine. So, no, it's not because of crazy, irresponsible parenting EVERY time someone gets a disease that has a vaccine. In fact, sometimes it's because the parents were responsible enough to notice "Hey, my baby is swelling after she got vaccinated today!"
You actual fool, that was just the MMR jab that supposedly had a large chance of giving a child autism. It turns out the doctor who carried out the study was a fucktard and didn't have a clue what he was on about and only tested 40 patients in what turned out to be a biased study anyway. Hundreds died because of him and he can now no longer practice medicine. Learn about these things before you post.
#22 You are retarded. Whooping cough is a bacterial infection... not a virus. The reason it is called Pertussis is because the bacteria you are infected with is called Bordetella pertussis. And #35: Antibiotics only work if you catch it early enough. However, they can help make you less contagious so the OP should probably get some.
There is no evidence that vaccines cause autism. In fact, there is strong evidence that they don't. Autism occurs at similar rates in vaccinated and unvaccinated populations. Autism rates have gone up while agents such as thimerosal have been removed. Vaccines do have some side effects, and are not 100% safe. Common side effects are minor however (such as a sore arm after a Tetanus shot). There are rare side effects with some major consequences, however across the board there is a greater chance of a rare complication arising from the disease being serious than a rare side effect from the vaccine. Vaccines are fairly effective however at preventing illness. The goal of vaccinations, however, is two-fold. The first goal is to provide some measure of protection to the individual. 87-93% efficacy, as with pertussis, is pretty good (Ramsay et al 1993), but not perfect. The second goal, however, is herd immunity. If enough people get vaccinated, then it dramatically lowers the chances of infection for everyone (vaccinated or not). Herd immunity keeps people far safer than the vaccine efficacy alone would indicate. Total vaccination coverage with a 90% efficacious vaccine can provide near 100% protection if nearly the entire population is vaccinated (depending on the basic reproduction number of the illness).
Sounds like #6 has it. Nearly eradicated in developed nations since the 1970s, whooping cough is apparently on the rise again because modern parents are all sociopaths/brave protectors of precious snowflake. Go, parents!
I don't know, I thought I had whooping cough, I went to the doctor, she said it was a possibility, even though I had been vaccinated. She did a test, and I had to wait like, 2-3 days to get the results. She gave me antibiotics in the meantime that would make it better in case I did. It turns out I didn't have it, just an infection in my lungs, but I'm pretty sure there is a cure.