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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 09:48 PM
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Posted By ss834
18% (or 19%) for an individual hasn't changed....

18% (or 19%) for an individual hasn't changed. You can try arguing against simple math to say there is no cumulative population effect. Not sure what the point would be though. Just to keep denying...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 05:44 PM
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Posted By ss834
I like this estimate because it shows up front...

I like this estimate because it shows up front what 18% effectiveness can look like over the course of the season. I wouldn't put too much stock in the numbers themselves (and the author himself...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By ss834
Because those 1 to 2 months can fall anywhere in...

Because those 1 to 2 months can fall anywhere in that range from August to April, but from what I understand cases typically peak in Jan/Feb.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 921
Posted By ss834
Based on this study, if I wanted to explore a...

Based on this study, if I wanted to explore a possible correlation any further then I would adjust for the obvious inconsistencies in the data. Most importantly would want "autism" to mean the same...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 921
Posted By ss834
I didn't mean the "again" to be passive...

I didn't mean the "again" to be passive aggressive. I don't have a problem being blunt, so passive aggression isn't really necessary. It was more of a mental note, that I am trying to make nuanced...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 921
Posted By ss834
1. I'd consider this a preliminary study to look...

1. I'd consider this a preliminary study to look for a relationship between thimerosal and autism incidence. If this study found a relationship, then this study should be used to inform a subsequent...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 921
Posted By ss834
Again, they measured the thimerosal use in...

Again, they measured the thimerosal use in vaccines with the actual, reported incidence of autism and found no correlation. That's not overstating the case.

Yes, results that might be found with...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 921
Posted By ss834
Maybe we need a study looking at whether...

Maybe we need a study looking at whether thimerosal use in flu vaccines is correlated to reported autism incidence in New Jersey.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 921
Posted By ss834
I agree with you about the importance of this...

I agree with you about the importance of this study. It answered a pressing question at the time, which was: is thimerosal contributing to the increased (reported) incidence of autism? It is clear...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 921
Posted By ss834
They tested for a correlation between thimerosal...

They tested for a correlation between thimerosal use and the incidence of autism. There are two variables here:

thimerosal in vaccines
incidence rate of autism in specific age/sex groups
...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-17-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By ss834
In this case, prevent what's preventable would...

In this case, prevent what's preventable would be: reconsider travel to yellow fever endemic locations. Unless you love taking risks, in which case at least yellow fever is something we can vaccinate...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-17-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By ss834
It looks like age alone might have been a...

It looks like age alone might have been a contraindication for the woman in this case, separate from the missed thymus issue.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/yf.html#who
Forum: Vaccinations   04-17-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By ss834
Screening and diagnostics (and good preventive...

Screening and diagnostics (and good preventive care in general) are ideal but I don't think vaccination should be put on hold while everyone gets screened for everything under the sun. Perhaps it...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-14-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,112
Posted By ss834
This story has photos of the baby with the rash....

This story has photos of the baby with the rash. I think VfV ran this one. This is the only story I remember with a photo of the illness.
...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By ss834
My nephew was just diagnosed with typical scarlet...

My nephew was just diagnosed with typical scarlet fever, with the "sandpaper rash" and everything. It can be prevented with prompt antibiotic treatment for strep. I'm pretty sure my nephew's mom was...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By ss834
This is a good read: What Does Social Justice...

This is a good read:
What Does Social Justice Require For The Public’s Health? Public Health Ethics And Policy Imperatives
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,239
Posted By ss834
I used serious instead of severe, because by...

I used serious instead of severe, because by saying serious I was including both moderate and severe. "Worrying and uncomfortable" gastroenteritis that requires careful monitoring and intervention at...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By ss834
To be fair, you asked about rights, and that's...

To be fair, you asked about rights, and that's what I was responding to. None of my points were meant to support the notion that "anti-vaxxers are waging a war on our rights." Simply that we have...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By ss834
I don't want to trust the government to protect...

I don't want to trust the government to protect us, but I have to demand that it does.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,628
Posted By ss834
When you say blame in the bolded sentences, are...

When you say blame in the bolded sentences, are you talking about legal responsibility? As in, is there anyone who can be sued?

I have not been talking about "personal responsibility" in a legal...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,628
Posted By ss834
I agree with you mostly, but this is the sticky...

I agree with you mostly, but this is the sticky point.

Blaming a person for misleading is different than blaming them for the ultimate choice, IMO. The person who misled is responsible for what...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-11-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,239
Posted By ss834
Yes, I think mild to moderate dehydration is...

Yes, I think mild to moderate dehydration is easier to handle.
However, rotavirus is pretty common and dehydration from rotavirus is much more likely than intussusception from the vaccine. So,...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-11-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,239
Posted By ss834
It is not twisting. Look at the graphic on this...

It is not twisting. Look at the graphic on this page:
http://www.uofmchildrenshospital.org/healthlibrary/Article/88677
It can often be treated without surgery.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-11-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By ss834
Cherry-picking is a classic tactic in freshman...

Cherry-picking is a classic tactic in freshman composition. Before I really had an idea of what it meant to cite sources (and hadn't done much scholarly reading), I'd basically write a persuasive...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-11-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By ss834
My right is reasonable protection from...

My right is reasonable protection from controllable illnesses, not absolute isolation from people that I think are icky or offensive to me. That necessarily means that the law should go no further in...
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