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No more flu - measles - chickenpox ??
« on: Friday 16 October 20 18:31 BST (UK) »
If lockdown/facemasks/social distancing etc eradicates Covid 19 then shouldn't all other infectious illnesses be eradicated because we van't 'catch' them from others ??

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Re: No more flu - measles - chickenpox ??
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 October 20 18:32 BST (UK) »

Children don’t have to wear masks!

And they pass a lot of things on...

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Re: No more flu - measles - chickenpox ??
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 October 20 19:12 BST (UK) »
https://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/j54a57/weekly_flu_tracker_update_5_october_2020/

You can see what happened to the flu season here in NZ in the graph at that link.

I was speaking to a high school teacher the other day who was saying it was remarkable how there was not the usual coughing and sneezing in class during the winter. “Such a pleasant change”.

They did encourage vaccinations, but there wasn’t enough for everyone, only for “the vulnerable” and frontline health professionals,  and a few extra, and there were some delays and distribution issues. 

Since  we came out of lockdown, end of April, the schools have been operating as usual, just with increased use of sanitisers and to please stay home if any sign of “the symptoms”. 
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Re: No more flu - measles - chickenpox ??
« Reply #3 on: Friday 16 October 20 19:36 BST (UK) »
That link is interesting.

I wonder how many fewer tummy bugs have been going around with the extra hand washing & sanitising.
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Re: No more flu - measles - chickenpox ??
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 October 20 21:54 BST (UK) »
Measles was eradicated in the UK until that irresponsible and idiotic doctor frightened parents into not having their children vaccinated. People spreading the myth on social media has made that situation worse. Perhaps if parents could again be persuaded to have their children vaccinated, that dreadful disease could be eradicated again. 
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 17 October 20 08:26 BST (UK) »
Measles was eradicated in the UK until that irresponsible and idiotic doctor frightened parents into not having their children vaccinated. People spreading the myth on social media has made that situation worse. Perhaps if parents could again be persuaded to have their children vaccinated, that dreadful disease could be eradicated again. 

Sorry but you are wrong, measles was never eradicated in the UK, it was eliminated meaning it was no longer native to the UK but there were still outbreaks of measles in the UK during that time due to people coming in from foreign lands (i.e. the same way covid-19 came to the UK).

In addition if the government had allowed parents to have their children given the separate vaccinations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella, instead of withdrawing them, the problem could have been mitigated if not completely removed.
So the blame is not all on one side as many like to claim.
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Re: No more flu - measles - chickenpox ??
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 17 October 20 09:15 BST (UK) »
In my part of the world ... over 900 hospital admissions for influenza last winter. This year there was 1.

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Re: No more flu - measles - chickenpox ??
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 17 October 20 09:47 BST (UK) »
If lockdown/facemasks/social distancing etc eradicates Covid 19 then shouldn't all other infectious illnesses be eradicated because we can't 'catch' them from others ??

The meaning of ERADICATE is: destroy completely; put an end to.

Adhering to the hands, face, space maxim will help to reduce the reproduction rates of infection, but it won't eradicate the virus.
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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 17 October 20 10:54 BST (UK) »
Okay I used the wrong word, having had only four hours sleep the night before perhaps made me a little less careful. I still lay the blame squarely at the door of Andrew Wakefield.
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