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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 06:45 AM
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Posted By kathymuggle
There have been studies and surveys showing that...

There have been studies and surveys showing that many hcp get the flu vaccine because they feel they have to for work.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/healthcareworkers.htm

Flu vaccination coverage...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By kathymuggle
Well, if 18% individual efficacy translates to...

Well, if 18% individual efficacy translates to 60% community efficacy, then higher efficacy (as we see in some years) should translate to even higher community effect. Except it hasn't. The...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By kathymuggle
So 18% has been reworked to 60%? Little...

So 18% has been reworked to 60%? Little desperate.

Just own that it is a crappy efficacy rate and demand more from the vaccines you use.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By kathymuggle
There is a third choice -which is fight it. ...

There is a third choice -which is fight it. Medical recommendations should be based on science and ethics - mandatory flu vaccines have neither in their court.

Here is an article on the...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By kathymuggle
Hmmm.....if the flu vaccine was highly effective,...

Hmmm.....if the flu vaccine was highly effective, I could see an argument for masks. The counter argument would be that everyone would thus know who does and does not get flu vaccine (which is a...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 934
Posted By kathymuggle
People notice that those who consume maple syrup...

People notice that those who consume maple syrup have a higher incidence of diabetes.

To evaluate the idea, they look at data over time. They note that maple syrup usage has gone down but...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 934
Posted By kathymuggle
I think that may be overstating the case. ...

I think that may be overstating the case.

If thimerosal is only one of several environmental factors at play in autism ( and many experts believe environmental factors are multi-factoral) , it...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
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   04-17-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
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   04-17-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
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   04-17-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
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: 68
Views: 1,766
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: 68
Views: 1,766
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: 301
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: 301
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: 68
Views: 1,766
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: 68
Views: 1,766
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: 68
Views: 1,766
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: 724
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: 724
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: 426
Posted By kathymuggle
Why?

Why?
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,226
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: 2,247
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: 521
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.
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Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,247
Posted By kathymuggle
Kathy

Kathy
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