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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   Yesterday, 03:56 PM
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Posted By japonica
I don't have any evidence that waiting the one...

I don't have any evidence that waiting the one year is significant. I think it's just the time when most kids start attending school full-time.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-15-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By japonica
Let's just say it was a different vibe here 5+...

Let's just say it was a different vibe here 5+ years ago (and three Prime Minsters ago, LOL). Like I mentioned elsewhere, good thing we have options.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-15-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By japonica
Snarf. You have to understand that Scott Morrison...

Snarf. You have to understand that Scott Morrison and Tony Abbott, who are so concerned about the welfare of children, have hundreds of children incarcerated because their parents had the audacity to...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By japonica
I've never lived in the US, but I've often...

I've never lived in the US, but I've often thought that Australia is culturally more like the US than Canada.

One of the Canadian media sources covered the story. I saw it linked on their fb page...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-13-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By japonica
Another option I forgot about. We could, as...

Another option I forgot about. We could, as Aussie citizens, jump across the Tasman. LOL. Given their economy is better than Australia's right now and their dollar worth more since, well, ever…you...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-13-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By japonica
I'm fortunate in a sense that if mandatory...

I'm fortunate in a sense that if mandatory vaccination comes to pass, my family can just move back to our home country. The majority do not have that option.

Incidentally, I wonder if the...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By japonica
This is Tony Abbott you know. He won't support...

This is Tony Abbott you know. He won't support legalising gay marriage so his own sister can't marry her partner of 12 years. Nice.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-13-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By japonica
Hi there. Have a read of these. One's an article...

Hi there. Have a read of these. One's an article based on Leask's study and the other is the study itself. Try not to dismiss the articles outright based on any offensive bits. Look at the main...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-13-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By japonica
Not directly, no, but you might think about...

Not directly, no, but you might think about including GPs in your search as it'll give you more options. We saw paeds in Canada but over here, they're reserved for specialty/chronic issues and GPs...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By japonica
And Dr Julie Leask's post: ...

And Dr Julie Leask's post:

https://julieleask.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/will-stopping-vaccine-objectors-from-accessing-payments-have-its-desired-impact/?hc\_location=ufi



Ah, I love evidence...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By japonica
Oh look, someone who is logical and rational. Cue...

Oh look, someone who is logical and rational. Cue angry mob in 3, 2, 1…
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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-12-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By japonica
I bet. From the little I've read on it over the...

I bet. From the little I've read on it over the years, it seems like a farce.

My argument with the Australian government is based on the ethics of forcing people to undertake an action with risk...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-12-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By japonica
I know. It's so illogical. As for suing...

I know. It's so illogical.

As for suing manufacturers, that's what you have to do now when things go wrong. There is no compensation program here.
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Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By japonica
LOL. Thanks, Kathy. If the government mandates...

LOL. Thanks, Kathy. If the government mandates all vaccines on the schedule for school entry, then we'll be on the plane back. This will no doubt make my friends and family back home very happy....
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By japonica
As most of you know, I live here in Australia....

As most of you know, I live here in Australia. I'm a S&D parent, with a CO in place. We haven't accessed any family tax benefits that we're entitled to in a long time, even though we're likely owed...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-05-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By japonica
I'm aiming to have them finished by the time they...

I'm aiming to have them finished by the time they finish primary school. I don't have any links on this, just a gut feeling based upon the observation about the rate of brain development in puberty...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-04-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By japonica
I would hesitate to use the term "antivaxer" in...

I would hesitate to use the term "antivaxer" in this forum as a number of us are critical of the various schedules, and do refuse certain vaccines as a matter of principle. Just something to consider...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-03-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By japonica
The answer to your question will depend on a...

The answer to your question will depend on a number of factors: where you live, risk factors, age of your children when considering vaxing, etc.

Currently, the proposed plan for our kids is...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-24-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By japonica
This is OT from the vax issue, but I'd be talking...

This is OT from the vax issue, but I'd be talking to the teacher(s) and trying to find out what was going out at school straight away. I think she left you a clue in that note. And yes, anxiety and...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-22-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By japonica
Hmm. According to a doctor who was on TV here...

Hmm. According to a doctor who was on TV here this past week talking about pertussis, what you just reported is impossible (she was commenting about the tragic loss of a month-old baby in Western...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-17-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By japonica
Hey Bronwen, sorry that your DD is under the...

Hey Bronwen, sorry that your DD is under the weather. I agree with others that it might be a bug going around or a food intolerance issue. Start keeping a diary for sure.

The only family I knew of...
Forum: Intact Care   03-17-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By japonica
I'm not going to post publicly but if someone in...

I'm not going to post publicly but if someone in Melbourne wants to know who to avoid, they can PM me. I was surprised too especially as someone I know recommended the practice (although she sees...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-17-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,896
Posted By japonica
You should say, "You're right. All of that is his...

You should say, "You're right. All of that is his decision to make once he's an adult," (and as we know, chances are pretty good he'll want to stay as is). I find her logic a bit strange…you don't...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-15-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By japonica
That part gets better. Of my two kids, DS is less...

That part gets better. Of my two kids, DS is less robust when it comes to catching bugs, but still, even I was surprised when he started school and was sick what felt like ALL THE TIME. Respiratory...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-11-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By japonica
I second that! PS The hardest part may be...

I second that!

PS The hardest part may be keeping up with tech and pop culture. If you know your terabytes from your endermen then you go, girl! My mother is only about 10 years older than you but...
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