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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By kathymuggle
This paragraph annoyed me for its inaccuracies: ...

This paragraph annoyed me for its inaccuracies:

You may have heard that vaccines contain mercury. This was a major red flag for me. It turns out that 'mercury' is one of those buzzwords that ...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By kathymuggle
Low platelet count is listed on the VIS. ...

Low platelet count is listed on the VIS.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mmr.html

The CDC also says the rate is 1/30 000 doses, not one in 40 000 as the article says.

The...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By kathymuggle
Oh, and I agree the article hits many vaccine...

Oh, and I agree the article hits many vaccine talking points. It feels a little contrived.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By kathymuggle
Would I vaccinate again given her circumstances? ...

Would I vaccinate again given her circumstances? Probably not. I would do a lot of research into what caused it and if my child was perhaps prone to it before making any decision. I would dig...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-16-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,660
Posted By kathymuggle
I mostly agree with the bolded. I do think I...

I mostly agree with the bolded. I do think I could learn, given appropriate resources, the answers to questions that were highly technical. The learning curve would be steep, however, and to be...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-16-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,660
Posted By kathymuggle
The idea that scientists are uniquely...

The idea that scientists are uniquely authoritative and above scrutiny because of how scientists operate - peer review, discussion, collaboration, clubs, etc is scientism. If the idea is being...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By kathymuggle
Yeah. I think antibiotics are used to possibly...

Yeah. I think antibiotics are used to possibly prevent transmission or to prevent secondary infections, but I also read that antibiotics slow recovery time of pertussis by about a week. I am...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By kathymuggle
They visited family where the father (their...

They visited family where the father (their uncle) had a bad cold.
http://thescientificparent.org/learning-the-hard-way-my-journey-from-antivaxx-to-science/#more-576
Score one for adults having...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-15-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,660
Posted By kathymuggle
I think humans in general are very bad at knowing...

I think humans in general are very bad at knowing when they are wrong. It is one of those things we see in hindsight, if at all. It doesn't matter though. I may be bad at determining when I...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-14-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,660
Posted By kathymuggle
It is a claim that does not hold up to scrutiny,...

It is a claim that does not hold up to scrutiny, IMHO.

If you read a lot of studies, you will note that it is very common for many studies to end with "needs further investigation". If you read...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-14-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,660
Posted By kathymuggle
I will read the articles. Commenting on the...

I will read the articles.

Commenting on the title alone, I see no need to challenge scientists, or any other person (save for those who voluntary post on discussion boards and want to be...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-14-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 717
Posted By kathymuggle
They are culturally different, though. They...

They are culturally different, though.

They have two major similarities - they are both new world, and they are both big fish in their respective ponds.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-14-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 717
Posted By kathymuggle
I would love insight on this from someone who...

I would love insight on this from someone who knows Australia well. It is a head scratcher.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-14-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By kathymuggle
Why?

Why?
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,217
Posted By kathymuggle
A parent has a right to tell their story. ...

A parent has a right to tell their story. Period. Other people using their story? That is messier and needs to be done respectfully.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,181
Posted By kathymuggle
[QUOTE=DahliaRW;18673410]This article/graphs...

[QUOTE=DahliaRW;18673410]This article/graphs don't speak to cause, though. It's hard to know if intussesception from the vaccine is MORE or LESS likely to require surgery than intussesception due to...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By kathymuggle
I thought this was a good read on the "social...

I thought this was a good read on the "social contract"and its limitations, for those who are interested in such things. Pages 20-25.
...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,181
Posted By kathymuggle
Kathy

Kathy
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By kathymuggle
If she harassed another student, that is not...

If she harassed another student, that is not good.

When I read your post I assumed (my bad) she was in trouble for making homophobic remarks. That does not appear to be the case. The nurse...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By kathymuggle
My youngest nephew was vaccinated, although not...

My youngest nephew was vaccinated, although not with MMR, and regressed into autism around 2.5. He developed autism after a significant virus. He has since had MMR, and does indeed have gut issues.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By kathymuggle
FFS. Japonica - 18 degrees and sunny in...

FFS.

Japonica - 18 degrees and sunny in Eastern Ontario today! :grin:

I am so sorry your adoptive country is being an ass. It is nice that you do have choices and can afford to do ok in...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-12-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By kathymuggle
Well, maybe this is a joke and maybe not, but...

Well, maybe this is a joke and maybe not, but this source say McDonald's in Amarillo are offering vaccines:

http://naturalsociety.com/mcdonalds-gives-free-vaccines-happy-meals-texas/

Also...you...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By kathymuggle
Yes, but I do not want to fall for the consensus...

Yes, but I do not want to fall for the consensus equal truth line of thought, either. That is not always the case. One good study can be better than six crappy ones.

The issue is complicated. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By kathymuggle
I think bringing up the study showing pertussis...

I think bringing up the study showing pertussis is 29 times more common in the unvaxxed versus vaxxed is another example. It is based on old info, and that is not what current research says, but it...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By kathymuggle
Even assuming all good things about vaccines........

Even assuming all good things about vaccines.....

Sitting in a country with universal healthcare, the idea that the government of the USA takes any sort of responsibility in protecting its...
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