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Kat Scott
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My name is Kennetha (Kat) Scott and I am a Washington native, though I still… more »

Dec 21, 2012 Kat Scott commented on If the NRA Wants an Armed Guard at Every School, They Should Pay for It.
@#6 "You people are incredibly stupid"???

Just your posting name "Posted by I know plenty of armed faggots" tells us all you are the one lacking in intelligence!
Dec 21, 2012 Kat Scott commented on If the NRA Wants an Armed Guard at Every School, They Should Pay for It.
They will probably suggest we cut some of the teaching staff to pay for it. Ridiculous! More guns are not going to help anything. This isn't the wild freaking west anymore, we have evolved since then just a bit, though it sounds like a few of you have not quite made it here yet.

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," LaPierre said.

Oh, and I love how you put the blame on everything else.

"He blamed video games, movies and music videos for exposing children to a violent culture day in and day out."

More guns mean more gun related deaths, period. Soon we would be using the guns on the children themselves, how would that make you all feel? Hired school guard goes off the deep end??? How many times have you heard of security guards abusing their privileges, and having some kind of authority issue?
So many are not even criminal deaths, just heat of the moment. If there was no gun, there probably would have been no death.
I think this is one of the all time worst ideas ever!
Nov 13, 2012 Kat Scott commented on What Should Be the Next Big Goal for Washington Liberals?.
Can't believe there are so few votes to repeal citizens united! The Super pacs spent nearly 2 billion dollars inundating us all with negative ad campaigning through this election!

THAT IS 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN ADVERTISING FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE CANDIDATES - USUALLY IN THE FORM OF NEGATIVE PROPAGANDA NOT EVEN APPROVED BY THE CANDIDATE.

The people of the corporation may or may not share their views and because of that, they should not count as personhood. Corporations are not People, People are People!
Apr 25, 2012 Kat Scott commented on Washington at Record Pace as Whooping Cough Cases Pass 1,000.
Would you please share this link if you agree with it?

Whooping Cough Epidemic Showcases Shortcomings in System
Kaliah

Little Kaliah Jeffery (above) was healthy when she was born last summer. But 27 days later, she was dead, a victim of whooping cough (pertussis), unknowingly passed on to her by her mother.

Help us report about the whooping cough. Is there an outbreak in your state? Join the story.

Now Kaliah’s family is trying warn others about the dangers of pertussis and also about the fact that the TDAP vaccines most children receive against the disease may lose their effectiveness after five to 10 years and need to be updated. And they’re also pushing Congress and health organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control to develop more effective warning mechanisms when outbreaks begin.

Worst outbreak in 60 years

Kaliah died in August, but not until early April did Washington State health officials acknowledge the existence of a pertussis epidemic. And now, they say, it may be the worst such outbreak in the state in 60 days, with more than 1,000 cases already reported this year.

Yet under current guidelines, organizations such as the CDC need to warn only health-care providers, not the general public. Had Kaliah’s mother, only 17, known that her childhood vaccination was no longer protecting her against the disease, she might have been able to get a booster shot that would have prevented her from getting the cough – and then passing it on to Kaliah.

“90 percent of the adults in the country are not vaccinated against pertussis,” said Kaliah’s aunt, Kennetha Scott, who has created a web site about her niece. “CDC never told them childhood vaccine wore off.”

In fact, Scott noted, shortly after Kaliah was born, she was at a birthday party with several other babies, all of whom could also have been exposed to the disease – again because no one knew about the outbreak or the danger.

Putting the question to Congress

Scott has used the Ask your Lawmaker web site to contact members of Congress and find out whether they would support legislation requiring the CDC or other organizations to notify the general public, rather than only health-care providers, in the event of epidemics.

Ask Your Lawmaker, an affiliate of NewsiT, put the question to her representative, Rick Larsen, a Democrat.

“I think that’s an excellent idea,” Larsen said. He said he believes the CDC does also contact public health departments as well as health-care providers, but those agencies often are limited in their effectiveness at spreading the word. “Their budgets basically depend upon the local taxpayers. And with the economy being down in Washington State as it has been, there have been a lot of cuts in our public health departments. So I would hope as the economy recovers, tax receipts for public health departments recover, and they’ll have more dollars to put back into public information.”

In the meantime, Scott has persuaded the local health department to mail post cards about the pertussis epidemic and the TDAP booster to all residents of Snohomish County, Wash., where she lives. But she’s frustrated that it’s taken eight months to get to this point.

“They would have been quiet still to this day if we hadn’t done that,” she said. “It’s scary.”

Contribute to this story. Have you or anyone you know had a bad cough recently? Did the doctor test for pertussis? Talk about needing a booster shot?

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Apr 25, 2012 Kat Scott commented on Washington at Record Pace as Whooping Cough Cases Pass 1,000.
@35 Allyn, you are welcome, please share if you find them interesting! Kat
Apr 25, 2012 Kat Scott commented on Washington at Record Pace as Whooping Cough Cases Pass 1,000.
Here is the bill I am trying to create:Currently, there is no national master plan to inform the public in the event of an epidemic in any state!

There is no law requiring the CDC or Department of Health in any state, to tell the citizens in the event of an epidemic in their area. They only tell health care providers, or wait for enough illness for the media to get interested. This is in part because they do not have funding, and part because they believe that this is the best way to share it. We disagree. When was the last time your provider shared the CDC recommendations with you?

We want and need a national warning system in place so that the next time an important message needs to reach the citizens from the CDC, it actually goes to them. This bill will do that!
We want an official warning postcard to be sent to each household and business in the event of an epidemic or major CDC recommendation. The funds would come at the national level and be the CDC's responsibility to share their own message directly to the public, instead of the providers. They would also continue to monitor outbreak and epidemics everywhere in the nation, but report immediately any outbreaks or epidemic threats via this warning system. They would also use the same system to share new, major recommendations that are vital to public health, such as the fact that a vaccine wears off in 5 to 10 years, when they originally told we could only get one a lifetime! As soon as an outbreak or epidemic begins, or a new recommendation, a notice is sent to all households and businesses in the affected area.

If it had been around, Chelsey would have known a baby had died in Eastern Washington just before Kaliah died from Pertussis and 2 prior to that. If it had been here, they would have told her there was an outbreak, Kaliah wouldn't have died. If they even would have told her, like they did after the fact, that this year they expected a lot of Pertussis cases, Kaliah wouldn't have died.

The CDC said and I quote "Unfortunately, these outbreaks help us do our job"

Because of limited space in the question form this is all that fits, so here is what we are asking for:
“Can we create a bill to require The DOH to send a postcard to all citizens in the event of an epidemic in their area? Currently, most of them only tell Health care Providers, not the public. A postcard, stating an epidemic warning from the DOH should be sent to every home and business in the event of an epidemic in their area.”

http://www.askyourlawmaker.com/ask-your-…
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Apr 25, 2012 Kat Scott commented on Washington at Record Pace as Whooping Cough Cases Pass 1,000.
@30 They already know it will not last, they just don't have enough data yet to tell you how long it will last so they can't say anything yet. My concern is in 5 years when they tell the Department of Health, they will only tell providers again and we will go through this whole thing all over again! If we don't make them tell the public in the event of an epidemic or major CDC notification, this is what we have to look forward to. This is why we need a bill to require them to tell you if there is an epidemic. This epidemic has been here all years, yet they just announced it on April 3rd, because I forced them to.
Apr 25, 2012 Kat Scott commented on Washington at Record Pace as Whooping Cough Cases Pass 1,000.
Okay, Wow a lot of mixed feelings here. I am the aunt of the baby (Kaliah) that died in August from Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in Snohomish County.

While they are ridiculous, It is not the anti vaccine people that are the culprit here. It is that the childhood vaccine was made safer in the 1990s and it now wears off, but no one ever told the population that it wore off! Less than 90% of all adults are vaccinated because they don't know the childhood vaccine wears off! This is the number one reason they are not vaccinated and the number one reason for the epidemics.

The vaccine you received as a child only lasts 5 to 10 years. The CDC only told the Department of Health and they only tell providers. They would not say anything about the epidemic until I forced them to. The CDC said and I quote "Unfortunately, these outbreaks help us " The state said they do not have to tell the public, I disagree.
I have around 1000 emails to the county state CDC and anyone else asking them to share it with the public.

I had the public service announcement quoted and also came up with the postcard idea and sent both of them to the state and the county. No one wanted to help until I threatened them with negative media attention. I had to force them to create the public service announcement with my Niece and force them to send out warning postcards to our county.

They have fought all along the way and are still fighting. I am interviewing with an organization today to create a bill requiring them to tell the citizens directly in the event of an epidemic in their area. Please ask your local health department who they tell in the event of an epidemic, I guarantee they will not say they tell you! http://kennethaskorner.weebly.com/
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