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Sunday's (Oct 7th) Parade Magazine story on vaccines+their poll

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http://www.parade.com/health/2012/10/07-why-so-many-parents-are-delaying-vaccines.html

 

 

http://www.parade.com/health/2012/10/07-vaccine-poll.htm

 

I didn't see this posted-hope it is not a re-post

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http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365210/parade-article-why-so-many-parents-are-delaying-or-skipping-vaccines

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thanks- I had done a search and it didn't come up

 

 

I'm wondering about their poll- after you take it you don't see the results thus far- wondering if they will really post them at some point--anyone know???

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Good question. I'd be interested to see the results of the poll too. I don't think much of the poll itself though. Most of the questions seem to be kind of leading. I mean, I consider myself pro-vaccination (although for some reason I'm terribly behind on my daughter's vaccinations right now, and I'm not sure what happened), but asking if I trust my pediatrician "entirely" or "a little"... why isn't there an option between those? Does trusting her "entirely" mean I should also not think about stuff myself? Or "do you always follow your pediatrician's advice?" I mean, who DOES? Doctors aren't God, and their advice isn't binding. And it depends what it's about, too. Le sigh. 

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Agreed, Erigeron. The erroneous assumption may be that not following your doctor's advice or disagreeing with your doctor means "not trusting" your doctor.

My doctor is really big on dairy and pushes lots of milk consumption. We're not a big dairy family and find other sources of calcium. It's not because I "don't trust her" or think she has nefarious motives. We simply differ philosophically, and it's not the end of the world to do so.

So with vaccines, I don't think mandatory varicella vaccines are a wise or prudent public health policy...or a good idea for my kids if the shot is just going to push CP to a later age. I made this decision because I put some critcal thought into my medical options...not because I "don't trust" my doctor.

I felt compelled to mark "a little" on the survey, but I trust her more than that.
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In the article it says: "That night, I gave her some medicine and put her to bed," she says.

But over the next couple of days, Julieanna's condition worsened: ....

 

 

Now I am wondering what kind of medicine this might have been and whether this could have been a contributor to worsen her condition? I do believe that interfering with medicine into the bodies own defense mechanisms can make matters worse. Fevers occur for a reason as do vomiting and diarrhea. When I hear or read about people who got really sick, now be it a VPD or not, I would really like to know if and HOW they were treated. Am I wrong about this? I really would like to know more.

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Am I wrong about this? I really would like to know more.

IMO----NO!! but they NEVER follow up on this, same as this little girl really could not take the vaccine (rare condition-I really wonder) and that they never followed up on that either---how many others can not and have NO clue about it??!! 

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You are right about that and unless every single person is tested for titers after vaccination repeatedly (and we know already that even titers don't really show that a person is immune) what are the odds that there are a lot of people walking around believing they are protected by vaxes and are not.

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