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In Topic: NHL Mumps Outbreak

14 December 2014 - 10:01 PM

But the person who originally contracted the mumpsmumps and spread it was unvaccinated. Also the problem with the mumps the average incubation period is 16-18 days. Some going in to get vaccinated could already have it, and not even know.

No, they weren't necessarily.  The mumps vaccination does not provide 100% immunity. That's what I think some aren't comprehending. The mumps vaccine runs in the neighborhood  80-85%. So even best case scenario, if 100 people are vaccinated, 15-20 are still going to get it and spread it to those who have also been immunized. Yes, an 100% vaccination rate would likely reduce the incidence, but it isn't going to fully eradicate the disease.  Those vaccinated that contract the disease aren't any less contagious.  Crosby had the vaccination and a booster less than a year ago.  I'm not anti vaccine by any stretch of the imagination, but claiming that this is all due to the anti vaccine movement just isn't true.  I'm sure the mods don't want to turn this into a vaccine debate, so that's the end of that part of it for me.



It truly is. I tried to post a pic someone tweeted where the side of his face is completely swollen as he's sitting there in the lockerroom talking to reporters, but it was the wrong media type or something and then I just gave up.  

I think it was that photo and the reporters visibly witnessing his appearance are what started the conversation.  It kind of seems like the Pens medical staff and management were somewhat oblivious to the entire thing until then.  Then it was like uh, he tested negative, but uh, we're going to sit him out 2 games as a precaution, yeah, that's it.  False negatives aren't uncommon, but when reporters and the general public can look at him and know right away he looks like has the mumps, but no one in the Pens organization picked up on that?  

In Topic: NHL Mumps Outbreak

14 December 2014 - 03:24 PM

The medical staff really dropped the ball on this one.  That he was allowed to participate in practice and interact with the media with the obvious symptoms he had is really unbelievable. 

In Topic: NHL Mumps Outbreak

12 December 2014 - 08:43 PM

A lot of parents have been choosing not to vaccinate their kids because of that all natural lifestyle trend.
Which is horribly irresponsible.
There was something like 10% of children who weren't vaccinated.

You're spreading misinformation, just as those who are against vaccinations do.  The Mumps vaccine is only about 85% effective under the best of circumstances.  As with the recent Ohio State outbreak, most of those who contracted the disease were vaccinated.  





"There is no indication at this time that this is the mumps, but we are going to hold him out as a precaution," Rutherford said. "We'll have additional test results in a few days."

It seems to me they are awaiting official results.  No indication?  Other than a swollen parotid gland, not feeling well and a dozen other players who've had it.  But besides that........

In Topic: 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

10 December 2014 - 08:03 PM

Is there anyone creepier looking in the NHL than Phil Kessel?  I think I'd walk on the other side of the street if I crossed paths with him.

In Topic: Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

10 December 2014 - 05:58 PM

In keeping with the non political/political theme:


"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt"-- Abraham Lincoln


I haven't watched the interview, but is there any possibility he misunderstood who the reporter was asking about?  They said Magic Johnson was there, as were other athletes. 


I don't think it's that incredibly heinous for a guy his age to not know who Nelson Mandela was, but that he would make up a story like he did.  Kind of like Mitch Albom.