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“Whooping Cough” Makes a Comeback Through the Unvaccinated


As of March 7, 2019, 15 cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, have been confirmed in Rockland County. A number of these cases have originated from New Square and Monsey.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After cough fits, someone with pertussis often gasps for breath, which result in a “whooping” sound. Pertussis can affect people of all ages, but can be very serious, even deadly, for babies less than a year old. The best way to protect against pertussis is by getting vaccinated.”

The first 3 doses of pediatric diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) should be received at the age of 2, 4, and 6 months. After the first three doses, your child will have 80%-85% immunity to the disease. Two booster doses are recommended at 15 months and 4 years after which 98% of children will be immune. Another pertussis booster (Tdap) is recommended at age 11. Children who lack one dose or multiple doses of the recommended schedule experience decreased immunity to pertussis.


  • 1. Anonymous wrote:

    6 doses of questionable shots against a disease that is not deathly.
    Please weigh your risk vs benefit.
    Hashem Yishmor. Moshiach should come and we should not even have 15 cases of whooping cough. But to inject your child with 6 doses to get them 98% immune?????
    The pharmaceutical company is enjoying chabad websites

    • 2. WHOOPING COUGH IS 100% DEADLY wrote:

      Especially for infants, of which there are many in our communities.

      Thank you for bringing back all these machlas like measles and whooping cough, which are deadly. What’s next? Polio and diphtheria? Rubella is deadly too.

      By buying into and spreading conspiracy theories you are reintroducing sickness that Hashem blessed us with the knowledge on how to prevent and that is no game. What’s next? Polio and diphtheria?
      No thank you!

  • 3. Anti-vaxx conspiracy is making our children sick wrote:


    You are spreading sheker. Maybe redirect your conspiracy efforts to one that does NOT spread sickness to the children of the community – like aliens, the moon landing or the illuminati. You will find these to be interesting topics as well.

    For everyone else: Please listen to the medical professionals and get vaccinated!!!

  • 4. whooping cough is horrible wrote:

    Stopping vaccinations because of fear of injury is comparable to banning kitchen knives because someone might cut themselves. Or banning showers because some people slip. Is this how normal people live? It’s not. As for vaccines causing autism, this is a bubbe meise. It’s more likely that autism is caused by eating Gefilteh fish. My proof? The Friday night before the child showed symptoms both parents ate Gefilteh Fish. And you what, they checked with the parents of another child with autism and on the Friday night preceding their child’s diagnosis they also ate Gefilteh Fish. So why people who don’t eat Gefilteh Fish also get autism? And why so many people who eat Gefilteh Fish not get autism? Doesn’t that show that eating Gefilteh Fish has nothing to do with autism? To a normal person it does. Somehow to the anti-vaxxer brain it doesn’t. They unfortunately can’t understand that the timing of vaccines and the onset of autism is unrelated (zero connection) and that avoiding the extremely rare complications of vaccinations while risking getting the illnesses is like walking in middle of a busy street instead of on the sidewalk because sometimes people trip (or get mugged) on the sidewalk.

  • 6. Anonymous wrote:

    To “whooping cough” poster.When I cross the street I look both ways to minimize the risk of getting hit by a car rather than not crossing the street at all which would not be practical in everyday life. Obtaining credible scientific reseach via Pub Med or Google Scholar along with checking the pharmacutical manufacturing inserts in regards to potential adverse reactions including the loss of life which is listed on EVERY vaccine inserts is my “looking at both sides” of street before I cross.

    • 7. Milhouse wrote:

      No, it is not. What you are doing is deliberately crossing the street with your eyes closed, for fear that a particle of debris blow into your eye and blind you ch”v. You are accepting a very real risk in order to avoid an imaginary risk.

      What you call “credible scientific research” is in fact nothing but ignorant quackery; it is no different than consulting an astrologer or a oija board.

      The inserts list potential adverse reactions; not just those one may actually expect but anything the manufacturer can think of that could conceivably happen after taking the drug, whether caused by it or not, so that they can’t be accused of hiding something. There is no penalty for over-warning, so they do. But it doesn’t mean these things have ever actually happened to anyone as a result of the drug.

  • 8. . wrote:

    To Number 1: If you saw ONE BABY suffering from with pertussis (whooping cough) R”L you would completely change your mind.
    How DARE you bring back these painful and yes, lethal diseases.

    • 9. Uh? wrote:

      And if you saw one baby die from the vaccines you would also change your mind.

  • 11. Chelm Shtetl wrote:

    In the Shtetl Chelm (as the old story goes) once after a big snowstorm the shtetl looked so peaceful with un-stepped in snow that the Vaad decided no one should leave their house so the snow would stay nice. “How then are the men supposed to get to shul?” asked one of the board members. Takeh. The guy had a good point. Going to shul is very important. So the Vaad decided that the shammes should go to everyone’s house and carry them to shul. Then the question of extremely rare and generally mild reactions to vaccines that prevent awful and even deadly diseases came up. “How could we put our children into even the smallest possibility of risk?” the wise board member asked. So the board Chelmer board thought and thought and then decided. Takeh. The wise board member is right again. Better we should let our children get awful and even deadly diseases, then risk an extremely unlikely and generally mild reaction to the vaccine. The “Sages” of Chelm was a Jewish joke book. The Anti-Vaxxing “Sages” unfortunately are real.

  • 12. Anonymous wrote:

    Actually the CDC explains that vaccines are the best way to protect against pertussis.. please don’t spread ignorance.


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