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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Turquesa
Well, MRSA...

Well, MRSA (http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/Antibiotic-Resistance-Mutation-Rates-and-MRSA-28360) didn't develop because not enough people were taking antibiotics. And the none of the...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By Turquesa
Hi, Good Enough Mum. This is a support-only...

Hi, Good Enough Mum. This is a support-only forum set aside specifically for parents who have chosen to delay vaccinations for their children and/or not receive all vaccines on the schedule. ...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-21-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By Turquesa
Thanks for sharing. :grin: Veering off my own...

Thanks for sharing. :grin: Veering off my own topic slightly, what's this about a third dose of MMR for children? Every vaccine schedule that I've seen still calls for 2 doses.
Forum: Vaccinations   01-21-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By Turquesa
There it is. That claim again. (See bolded). ...

There it is. That claim again. (See bolded).



http://www.nhregister.com/health/20150106/new-haven-county-leads-rise-of-flu-cases-in-connecticut

Anyone wanna take another stab at...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-21-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By Turquesa
Gianelloni Blog?

What the hell happened to the Gianelloni blog? Are rumors true about the FDA shutting it down? Does anyone have the back story tot this?
Forum: Vaccinations   01-19-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 4,513
Posted By Turquesa
Honestly, I think Teacozy's point is relevant to...

Honestly, I think Teacozy's point is relevant to the discussion on measles. Risk assessment is highly subjective and emotional.

Think of the cliche example of how people who are terrified of ...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-19-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By Turquesa
Yea, many commenting sections aren't even...

Yea, many commenting sections aren't even accessible to non-Facebookers.

That said, I TOTALLY don't buy the theory that non-anonymity makes people more civil. I've seen some serious nastiness...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-19-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 4,513
Posted By Turquesa
Interesting! Do you have another map with...

Interesting! Do you have another map with worldwide MMR uptake rates?

Also, the rates shown on your map are not per capita, right? As in the amount per 100,000, for example. More people in...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-19-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 4,513
Posted By Turquesa
Because it's extremely difficult to hold a civil...

Because it's extremely difficult to hold a civil discussion when cheap mockery is involved. Would you mind editing your first post?
Forum: Vaccinations   01-17-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 4,513
Posted By Turquesa
Knock it off. :irked

Knock it off. :irked
Forum: Vaccinations   01-16-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 777
Posted By Turquesa
Fair enough. I just hope that those who don't...

Fair enough. I just hope that those who don't like this report keep in mind the words of the oft-quoted Neil deGrasse Tysson: ""If you want to assert a truth, first make sure it's not just an...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-16-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 572
Posted By Turquesa
Oh yes. Brilliant. No wonder hospitals force it...

Oh yes. Brilliant. No wonder hospitals force it on employees, NYC forces it on preschoolers, and WA forces is on foster parents. It's not to boost sales....
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-16-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,342
Posted By Turquesa
We're going through these struggles, too. I'm...

We're going through these struggles, too. I'm not sure how long you've been at it, but supposedly the first year is hardest. I'm in my first year, and it's been rough. We have our good days, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-16-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,342
Posted By Turquesa
While DD was still in school, she did a weekly...

While DD was still in school, she did a weekly ballet class on Saturdays and nothing more. Now that we're HS'ing, we're part of a co-op where she can take ballet. So both of the older sibs are in...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-16-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 777
Posted By Turquesa
At first, I figured that the slow activity in...

At first, I figured that the slow activity in this thread was due to one of this forum's typical, cyclical downswings. Now I'm wondering if if you're not getting responses because your opponents...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-13-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By Turquesa
I had hoped that you'd get a reply by now. I'm...

I had hoped that you'd get a reply by now. I'm not in New York and have no personal experience with or in-depth knowledge of your laws. I did find this. Scroll down to the sixth page. ...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-13-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Turquesa
Uh-oh. The NIH/CDC are going to pounce on NBC...

Uh-oh. The NIH/CDC are going to pounce on NBC for telling the truth.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-11-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By Turquesa
Only slightly related, but I do empathize. ...

Only slightly related, but I do empathize. Ignorance about disease transmission is widespread.

I once heard a mom whining about taking her child to a popular indoor play area. The next day,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-09-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By Turquesa
There you have it. This lousy vaccine is more...

There you have it. This lousy vaccine is more important than children. It breaks my heart that these babies, who have already had their developmental attachment process disrupted by state custody,...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-09-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By Turquesa
Thanks for checking. Regarding the second...

Thanks for checking.

Regarding the second claim in my OP about reduced symptom severity among people who got flu shots, the most that I could dig up is that it's a weak and largely unexplored...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-09-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By Turquesa
Any citations for THIS claim? The pertussis...

Any citations for THIS claim?

The pertussis claim I've frequently seen in social media, which I've all but dropped out of . . . .
Forum: Vaccinations   01-09-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By Turquesa
Citations, Please?

Could somebody please provide some scientific data to support the following statements?

"The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year." ...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-08-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,113
Posted By Turquesa
I'm pretty straight up on this one. I explain...

I'm pretty straight up on this one. I explain that there is unfortunately not enough science (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X12018488) to support or justify the practice...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-05-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,113
Posted By Turquesa
I actually think that many of the moms vaccinated...

I actually think that many of the moms vaccinated per orders from their pediatricians. Their response was more awkward stares like, "What the hell, man? What's the big deal?"

I'm convinced...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-05-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,113
Posted By Turquesa
I would respectfully disagree about shared,...

I would respectfully disagree about shared, mutual marital decision-making being anti-feminist. The OP posed a thought-provoking question that I frankly should bounce off of my own husband.

But...
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