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Amanda Peet on vaccines

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" What does concern her is the growing number of unvaccinated children who are benefiting from the "shield" created by the inoculated—we are protected from viruses only if everyone, or most everyone, is immunized: "Frankly, I feel that parents who don't vaccinate their children are parasites"

whoa...

-Cookie Magazine latest issue

post #2 of 50
http://www.cookiemag.com/entertainme.../07/amandapeet

I'm just going to bite my tongue.
post #3 of 50
Well... I never figured she knew much about vaccines or vaccine injuries. She's more than welcome to take risks with her own child's health and she seems to be taking full advantage of that right.
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does anyone know where to reply to this?

I can get on the website but I'd rather send her a note. Well big point here is she may have the right to her opinion but why the nasty name calling? Guess as an actress she is an expert on vaccination though....:
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She began calling her older sister's husband, a Philadelphia pediatrician, "every five minutes" with all kinds of questions, especially about shots.
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Eventually her brother-in-law arranged a series of phone calls between Peet and his own mentor, Paul Offit, M.D
I think this explains everything!
post #6 of 50
^^^^ Exactly...because talking to Paul Offit is DEFINITELY doing some real, unbiased research. If she's going to be spouting things like "parasite," she needs to...do more research (trying to not make a UAV!!). That really got me steamed. : But really, we can do without the name calling...
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I just read this in the issue I got in the mail today...I ran right here to see what everyone was saying!

I haven't heard of this Every Child by 2 campaign...I'm already so annoyed at the NYS anti-cosleeping service announcements. Now I have to add this in the mix.

I knew I didn't like her and now I know why!
post #8 of 50
what stinks is that so many people really take heed in what a celebrity says. If I hear my mom tell me one more time what some movie actress said on Oprah about a vaccine or medication, etc etc.... I might lose it.
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I was pretty honked off too until I re-read the paragraph and saw where she got her information. Of course if she gets her information from a "pro-vaccination" source, she's going to have pro-vax opinions. I hope anybody reading it will see that.. at least they were sure to hint that she didn't know crap, then took on her opinion after discussing it with one source.

Oh well. I'm not a fan of Cookie anyway, the fact that you have to pay for a magazine with what, four articles in the whole thing (the rest being advertisements)... yeah. My MIL gifted the subscription to me, and DH reads them. If I get it, it goes right in the trash.
post #10 of 50
Cookie magazine began appearing in my mailbox a few months ago, I never ordered it and I just canceled it today. I also wrote them a note explaining why...unfortunately, some new mom will read this garbage and think because Amanda Peet said to vaccinate and called non-vaxers parasites, it must be the right thing to do. Argh!!!
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How can she call talking to two peds (one a mentor of the other) "research." She must have done other research, no? I hope.
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Originally Posted by california_mom View Post
How can she call talking to two peds (one a mentor of the other) "research." She must have done other research, no? I hope.

Most likely not, the vast majority of sheeple consider that research.
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I read this too but stopped once I saw where she got her info from. Obviously she would think that if she was misguided by a completely bias md. I have never heard of this campaign either but tis sad. I was never vaxed and we have only done 2 vaxes for dd. I do not consider myself a parasite.
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lovely...
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Ummm..... Let's be realistic here. Asking Mr. Offitt what he thinks you should do about vaccines is like asking a drug dealer if you should try out some crack.... :.
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Originally Posted by taterbug1999 View Post
Ummm..... Let's be realistic here. Asking Mr. Offitt what he thinks you should do about vaccines is like asking a drug dealer is you should try out some crack.... :.
That...
post #17 of 50
Frankly, I don't care about her opinion on vaccinations one way or the other, I don't even know who she is. So for me the point is moot, I make my choices for my children on my research and my comfort levels with my decisions.
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I ordered this mag from my neice who was selling magazines for school. I haven't liked it anyway but called today and cancelled the subscription because of this article!
post #19 of 50
I was wondering who said this. Iclicked a random entertainment link about Jessica Alba the other day where she says she is anti vax and not vaccinating. The article said stay tuned to fined out what actress said nonvaxers are parasites. Now I know who... blech.
post #20 of 50
eta never mind, wrong celeb LOL
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