Originally Posted by teacozy
Yeah we must have. But come on, even you have to admit that was ironic.
Yeah, it was ironic.
It also proves nothing -as she is one person.
It might be interesting to see who missed more school for illness- vaxxed or non-vaxxed. The study could not be done in the USA, though, as the states have Draconian laws on attendance.
Pick somewhere with a lot of vaccines, but where truancy and "excused absences" are not a huge issue (i.e kids are allowed to be sick and miss school) and compare absenteesim in vaxxed versus unvaxxed. It still might get tricky, though, if one group is more likely to let their kids out of school even when they are not ill.
More useful, would be to compare doctor and hospital visits in vaxxed veruss unvaxxed - oh, wait, they have:
"Results Of 323 247 children born between 2004 and 2008…. In a matched cohort analysis, undervaccinated children had lower outpatient visit rates compared with children who were age-appropriately vaccinated ... In contrast, undervaccinated children had increased inpatient admission rates compared with age-appropriately vaccinated children ... In a second matched cohort analysis, children who were undervaccinated because of parental choice had lower rates of outpatient visits and emergency department encounters than age-appropriately vaccinated children."
edited to keep it under 100 words