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Here is another informed parent opting out, with good reasons!

 

With the recent measles outbreaks being covered extensively in the media, public opinion is once again pointing fingers at the “anti-vax” crowd.

 

http://vaccinelinks.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/why-we-declined-the-mmr-vaccine-part-1-measles/

 

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Interesting as always! Thanks
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I'm laughing about this part:

 

Most articles I see assume that parents don’t vaccinate for a few basic reasons:

  • Parents aren’t vaccinating because they believe a doctor called Andrew Wakefield whose study is infamous for bringing up an association between the MMR vaccine and autism in a study in 1998. His study was subsequently retracted and debunked, therefore these parents should vaccinate. (Ironically, most people would’ve forgotten about the study by now if the media didn’t constantly bring it up.)

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I'm laughing about this part:

 

Most articles I see assume that parents don’t vaccinate for a few basic reasons:

  • Parents aren’t vaccinating because they believe a doctor called Andrew Wakefield whose study is infamous for bringing up an association between the MMR vaccine and autism in a study in 1998. His study was subsequently retracted and debunked, therefore these parents should vaccinate. (Ironically, most people would’ve forgotten about the study by now if the media didn’t constantly bring it up.)

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Bahh. So true, most people would forget if they didn't bring that whole situation up every other minute! And so poorly, at that. Between that comment and the "you only are anti-vax because you listen to fill-in-the-blank celebrity" - um, nope! Made my choices for OTHER reasons, go figure!

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Bahh. So true, most people would forget if they didn't bring that whole situation up every other minute! And so poorly, at that. Between that comment and the "you only are anti-vax because you listen to fill-in-the-blank celebrity" - um, nope! Made my choices for OTHER reasons, go figure!

I hate when people think I've based my non-vax up to this point decisions on a celebrity's thoughts. My daughter was born in 2004....I began researching vaxxes when I got pregnant, because of history on my hisband's side of his family with horrible vaccine reactions. Jenny McCarthy's son was diagnosed with autism in 2005, well after I started looking into vaccines.
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I hate when people think I've based my non-vax up to this point decisions on a celebrity's thoughts. My daughter was born in 2004....I began researching vaxxes when I got pregnant, because of history on my hisband's side of his family with horrible vaccine reactions. Jenny McCarthy's son was diagnosed with autism in 2005, well after I started looking into vaccines.

If someone evokes either McCarthy or Wakefield in a discussion, it tells me a lot about the speaker:

 

1.  They might be trying to score brownie points with their choir.  It seem like screaming "Jenny McCarthy!" is some sort of rally cry.

 

2.  They lack logic.  Yes, little debater  (envision a condescending pat here) I base my medical decisions on celebrities…snort.   

 

3.  They are losing the argument.  

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Mizram - that was a great find!

 

I really liked the discussion towards the bottom on protective effective of wild measles:

 

 

"A study done in 1985 showed that having the measles before college-age reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease later in life. This study was confirmed in 2012, when researchers in Canada stated that measles infection reduces a risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life by 35%.

One study found a “large reduction” in the risk of atopy in children in Africa. (What is atopy and how is it different than allergies?) "

(note the coloured words are clickable links in the article, so if anyone wants to see where she is getting the info from they can)


There is a battle of two wolves inside us.  One is good and the other is evil.  The wolf that wins is the one you feed.

 

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