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I never said it was a different survey, nor did I see the other thread. And really, that's ok. Why does it matter that it was in a different thread? Like me, many people don't pour over every single thread on this board, and thus a link is seen in one thread where it might not have been otherwise. 

 

I did post a "commentary." I said it was an interesting read. That's how I felt about it. 

post #142 of 147

Someone has already mentioned the dangers of posting when it's past our bedtime, but I had a question...hope it makes sense ...since I'm typing with my eyes closed....So we're to look at the overall health of vax to non vax......but for today's kids....Is there anything...a study, something that looks at kids from? I don't know, 50 years ago....comparing those vaxes...and diseases, illness, etc...to kids today, the new vax and illnesses, etc...(Does this make sense?)When 'we were kids' we must have only received a handful of shots...but today, our kids are getting ???20-50 different things....Why the increase? (hope that doesn't throw a wrench into this chatt)

post #143 of 147
Good question. I'm not sure if such a study exists. If it did there would obviously be a lot of things to control for, but that doesn't mean it would be pointless.

I'm not sure what the question "why the increase" means. The increase is so that kids are protected from more vaccine preventable diseases.
post #144 of 147
I have searched and searched for a study that polls parents who vax and parents who don't to find out their other habits- medically. I have had similar expereinces to others in that several people I know who fully vax have sick kids constantly. I personally wonder if there is any research done about whether parents who vaccinate are more likely to give their kids antibiotics regularly (I'm talking several times per year here, not "my kid had strep once and I gave them an antibiotic"). The parents I know who have sick kids and vaccinate take their kids to the doctor all the time (more exposure to other sick kids) and it seems that their kids are always on some form of antibiotic- which does lower the immune system.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100127095945.htm
post #145 of 147
Polls aren't good for much when it comes to hard research, unfortunately. There are several studies that have already been posted that show vaccinated children aren't more prone to infection or more likely to be chronically Ill, anecdotes aside. However I imagine families that vaccinate vs. those that choose not to are more willing to fill a prescription for antibiotics. I'm not sure it's been shown that there is a long term effect of "running down the immune system" from taking antibiotics, though. Maybe a short term effect.
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Okay.  Thread closed. :)  Good first start, folks. :)

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