Preventable Diseases on the Rise

  • Aired:  04/28/14
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Cases of mumps and measles increase in the U.S. as more parents choose not to vaccinate their children. (2:21)

(APPLAUSE)>> NATION YOU KNOW I PRIDE

MYSELF ON HAVING THE BALLSTO SAY THINGS OTHER WILL

NOT.

(APPLAUSE)AND I KNOW-- AND I KNOW, I

KNOW THIS IS GOING TO RUFFLESOME FEATHERS BUT I'M

AGAINST INFECTIOUS DISEASE.

I DON'T CARE HOW MANYSPONSORS THAT COSTS ME.

YOUR CHOLERA SOAKED MONEY ISNO GOOD HERE CADILLAC.

THAT'S WHY I EXPERIENCEDSEVERE INFLAMMATION OF MY

RAGE GLAND WHEN I HEARDTHIS.

>> THE POLIO-LIKE ILLNESSHAS INFECTED AS MANY AS 20

KIDS IN CALIFORNIA.

>> CONCERN ABOUT A GROWINGOUTBREAK OF WHOOPING COUGH.

>> HEALTH OFFICIALS AREREPORTING MORE CASES OF

MUMPS IN OHIO.

>> DESPITE MEASLES WASCONSIDERED WIPED OUT HERE IN

THE U.S. 14 YEARS AGO, WE'RESEEING A RESURGENCE OF THIS

HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS BUTPREVENTABLE DISEASE ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

>> Stephen: YES, THESEDISEASES ARE MAKING A

COMEBACK.

LIKE AEROSMITH IN THE 1990s.

WHICH ALSO RESULTED IN THESPREAD OF SOME DISEASE.

(LAUGHTER)AND FOLKS, THESE ARE ALL

DISEASES WE HAVE VACCINESFOR.

I MEAN WHO KNOWS WHY THESEVACCINES ARE NO LONGER

EFFECTIVE.

I MEAN HAVE THE PATHOGENSEVOLVED.

ARE THE DOSES NOW TOO SMALL.

WHY, SCIENCE?

>> THE MAIN REASON IS THATMORE AND MORE PARENTS ARE

CHOOSING NOT TO GET THEIRKIDS VACCINATED.

>> Stephen: OKAY, THAT WOULD DOIT. YOU GOT TO DO THE THING.

OKAY, YOU KNOW, YOU SEE,BACK IN--

(APPLAUSE)>> HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED,

BACK IN THE 90s DOCTORSSTARTED GIVING INFANTS MORE

VACCINES SOME OF WHICHCONTAINED A PRESERVATIVE

CALLED THIMEROSAL WHICHCONTAINED MERCURY AND THE

RATE OF AUTISM INCREASEDDRAMATICALLY WHICH CAUSED

MANY PARENTS AND CELEBRITIESTO FEAR KIDS WERE GETTING

AUTISM FROM THE VACCINE.

AND MERCURY IS BAD FOR YOURBRAIN.

WHICH IS A SHAME BECAUSE IUSED TO LOVE THOSE GLASS

PICKIE STICKS MY MOM WOULDGIVE ME WHEN I WAS SICK.

FOLKS, THIS ANTI-VAXMOVEMENT HAS DONE A LOT OF

THINGS THAT I LOVE.

STAR POWER, SCIENCE DENIALAND HIPSTER APPEAL. BECAUSE

PENNY FARTHINGS ANDHANDLEBAR MUSTACHES ARE COOL

BUT NOTHING IS MORE VINTAGETHAN DYING OF RUBELLA.

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