Government, Mumps, Sean discussed on Ron and Don
Oh, no. No, Sean, what have you done? Do this all the time now because this pants gone somewhere? Sure. Just got to be driving. Never wanna call in sick to the show. All. By one of us will come out. You know, this is dedicated to you. I'm honored. Candy's gone. She's sick. Mike's gone. He's sick of us. I think that is actually absolutely a new story. No, they don't they don't. I don't think they do. So there's about forty five cases fifty four cases of the measles in Clark county, Washington. Lots of media coverage to get into a piece from slate dot com. Like, I said, salon dot com, or are they by Daniel anger who had an opportunity to chat with us about his belief that we should stop talking about the measles. But I want to let everybody know coming up. Matt is going to get to do his choose your news. I loser about the the tortoises who were married and then aren't married in. They were married for nine years. So this gentleman from slate dot com says look despite all the headlines warnings about MRs being on the rise. He believes her sort of overblown. What concerns me is the way that this is presented as a growing problem at developing. Dennis a problem. It's only getting worse. So he says that there's an example that the rate of vaccinations has been plummeting because of this massive anti vaccination movement. Right, right. What's the evidence for declining vaccination rates that I'm not trying to be a, you know, I'm not a vaccine skeptic. I'm a I'm a strong proponent of vaccination. But this idea that back Saination rates are declining. I think that is widespread, and I think it's it's blamed the national media for that. It's rarely reported that explanation rates are very very stable. The vaccination rate for measles. Mumps rubella has been constant at just about ninety one point five percent across the country for years and years. So I think you have to ask what is the purpose of promoting the idea that were in this slide towards, you know, measles pandemic nation rates are dropping dropping dropping when that actually goes against the facts, the facts are that vaccination rates are holding steady. In the low nineties also says, it's not what some people call anti vaccine. He says that we're vaccinations are not taking place. It has to do with something quite different CDC just announced the number of children with no vaccines. I think by the age of three has quadrupled over the last fifteen years or so it's kids who are not getting accelerated our kids in rural areas and kids who don't have access to good health insurance. You can also look at the numbers that see that there's a racial disparity black children have are getting actually is rate two point two percentage points below that of white children toddlers. I mean below the age of three so these are I mean, two point two percentage points doesn't sound like much, but that has a significant impact on community health. It does it can have impact. So his point is that this is overblown, and that the media's making something of it that it's not what do you think? Well, I think. The benefit of having read is peace. Right. I could not agree with him more. I think that it's an opportunity to to. And I'm looking at this through the lens of of this this recent coverage of the the local outbreaks, especially in our state, they've gone mainstream CNN, FOX all the the cable news. They've all done their their features on the Wall Street Journal or Washington Post over the the weekend too. And that is the ability to put one camp pitted against the other. Right. It's it's provex anti vaccines. And that's why we have this thing the steps that he mentioned are remarkable from two thousand and ten to two thousand seventeen flat ninety one point five percent. It hasn't gone up. It hasn't gone down. It's holding strong in the low ninety s so there's not a crisis there in the clip that you just played Todd. I think kinda hits the nail on the head. We're not talking about the lack of critical access to good healthcare. We're not talking about healthcare inequality. We're talking about group a versus group. B it's it's the most micro two thousand nineteen state of things you can apply it to politics. You can apply it to sports hell now, you can even apply it to measles at the bakeries. So you you create communication nuggets for living. Your job is to get people excited about a show or event we're doing so let me run something by theory for the media as it relates to measles. And as it relates to people who are suspicious of or against vaccines. So let's let's let's admit that there is an arc. There's an arc. There's some people who say I'm not going to vaccinate my kid because they don't trust the medical establishment and the government. That's that's that's one arc one end of the Arp new down. This people say, look, I'm suspicious, I vaccinate my kids, but I'm nervous about it. Because of heard some things you go further down the ark. This and people who say, well, I choose some vaccines adult. I don't do all of them. Because for instance, I've read that the MR thing is bad. Okay. If if if the government's in the medical establishment wants to bring people about let me let me offer you this. Why do they wiser you said splitting people? So there's this phrase antibac-, sir, which is like a climate denier. Yeah, why not approach fair? Okay. So one of their concerns, I got an Email from a woman who's a CEO of a tech company, and she annotated it and stuff. I didn't know how much money has the United States government paid out for two families where people were injured by or kill Biaxin. I have no idea. But if I had to guess, it would be in big picture low amount sticky. Guess. Gosh, todd. I I I really playing into sub one hundred million dollars. I have no idea billion what see this fourbillion seriously, and guess who guess who doesn't pay that the private healthcare companies. Yup. Yes. He does the federal government. We do so look treasury. Now, it's insane. You take for fun the specific fund for this like an like an insurance fund. Yeah. So you take four billion. Okay. And you divide it across our population. And you can have instances where it's not the vaccine where I know a woman who sent me which I talked to her the doctors made a mistake with the little girl in her little girl got a vaccine vaccinated. She was six months old. She got the what you should give a six year-old. Oh, so that was a mistake. It was negligence, but that would be paid as entertainers of the fund. So why not go and say, okay. These are some these are facts, these these this is factual. Here's why these companies have a waiver from liability. Here's why the government pick that when it just admit they're there because when you keep this stuff in darkness, and when people who are suspicious of vaccines are the only ones who can you see how they would think what we have secret knowledge. No one else does we know things. Other people don't wouldn't it be better for them to come clean and just talk about that. And. Into into you. I think any time that you're you're giving people more not just information but insight into the origins of the information, the practical application of the information, that's always useful, and helpful. I think the. On the on the other end, you talked about the arc right on the one end of it being like,.