HI, I know it's been beaten to death here, but I want to comment on the Hep B discussion. I am a paramedic by trade, or as I like to call is underpaid doormat
. We are exposed to ALOT in the field, and I do not have the advantage of a stable enviorment, such as a hospital, to work in. I also have to say that I have been exposed to ALL of the Heps (even ones that I've never heard of), HIV, measles, shingles, and Goddess knows what else in the back of that giant infectious box on wheels
. I can tell you without a doubt, I have not gotten any of it! I also had been vaxxed for Heb B 5x, and still no immunity(before I found out how horrible vaxxes are). I was vaxxed as a child for the usual for my age at the time, MMR, DTP, OPV, and I contracted chicken pox the good old fashioned way. I had a titre done when I was around 23 to see what I actually had antibodies for. Here goes, NONE OF IT except mumps (had it) and chicken pox! So, I am one of those "odd" humans (so my doc told me) that doesn't get antibodies from vaccines. I asked about them wearing off, and he looked at me like I had another boob. Oh, I was a formula baby too. I DO NOT have Hep B, C, or HIV(tested every year). I have been spit on, thrown up on, and bled on. I am a nut when it comes to cleaning myself up after calls, and I see even modern day nurses touching people and surfaces ALL of the time w/o gloves. I also know that in the hospitals I work in, very few of the healthcare workers have Hep B. Everyone would know, because hospitals are nothing more than hen houses with the overbearing gossip.
The disease that is starting to run rampant among healthcare workers is Hep C, and since they have no vaccine for it, they are not blowing that out of proportion. It is a horrible disease that my Dad picked up in Vietnam, and I'm sure it was from herd vaccinations! OSHA is still preaching to everyone that Hep C is passed through bodily fluids other than blood. If that were the case, my entire family would have it
I adopted my son here, and I am looking into Eastern Europe/Asia for our next DC. HEP B is in the orphange population, but most of the children are carriers from their mother, and it is NOT as rampant as they make is sound. If so, then I would hear it from all of the mothers on the adoption boards I belong to (approx. 20,000 members strong). I guess I am just ranting, but if HEP B is out of control in Eastern Europe, more so than Asia(AIDS is on the rise there), it is because depressed economics are turning people to drugs, and they can't seem to get the hint to keep it in your pants, or cover the darned thing up! (oh wait, it ould be because none of them are circ'd
). Sorry my bit of sarcasm for the day.
BTW, I cannot lactate for my son no matter how hard I try. I was told that 4oz of donor milk/day should be enough to keep him healthy, but does it change as they get older? I cannot afford to do much more, as it costs us $325/25 days, and insurance will not pay for any of it!
Okay, sorry so long I just wanted to give my view on the entire thing, and maybe have a question answered.
PS-I forgot to add, I had Pertussis last year. We narrowed it down to a child I transported to the hospital that had recenlt been vaxxed!!! I was a vaxxed for that too