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Forum: Vaccinations   07-06-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By prosciencemum
Does "a drop in the ocean" have a different...

Does "a drop in the ocean" have a different meaning in the us?
Forum: Vaccinations   07-06-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,551
Posted By prosciencemum
I'd like to see someone make a cigarette last for...

I'd like to see someone make a cigarette last for 9 months! (Well actually I wouldn't - I hate being near smokers). Obviously in teas example the cigarette is smoked on one day.

So where's the...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By prosciencemum
I think any desperation is just based on the...

I think any desperation is just based on the realisation that no amount of actual studies which find vaccines do much more good than harm will ever convince the hardcore anti vaxers.

But at least...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-05-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,551
Posted By prosciencemum
My point is it's tiny compared to other...

My point is it's tiny compared to other environmental exposure. They're already getting the dose whether they vaccinate it not.

The placenta is also amazing at filtering toxins. We should trust...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-04-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,551
Posted By prosciencemum
Needed? No. But I also understand the amounts in...

Needed? No. But I also understand the amounts in vaccines are tiny.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-03-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,551
Posted By prosciencemum
It is not ok to mock pro vax mothers here. Can I...

It is not ok to mock pro vax mothers here. Can I respectfully request an edit. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   07-03-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By prosciencemum
Wow! I can understand the anger about public...

Wow! I can understand the anger about public health messages on vaccines among people who genuinely believe all those are caused by vaccines!
Forum: Vaccinations   07-01-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,184
Posted By prosciencemum
Suggesting Down syndrome is linked to vaccines is...

Suggesting Down syndrome is linked to vaccines is a new one for me. I actually thought it might be satire until I realised it was meant seriously.

What physical mechanism is suggested that links...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-01-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By prosciencemum
That's an excellent blog post reviewing a review....

That's an excellent blog post reviewing a review. The alphabetised discussion if studies searching for links with adverse events is a great resource. Good to see all the studies included were...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By prosciencemum
Life is busy right now and reading and reviewing...

Life is busy right now and reading and reviewing scientific literature takes care and concentration.

Especially in a forum where I know 10+ people will likely object to anything I say! ;)
Forum: Vaccinations   06-28-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,184
Posted By prosciencemum
Less per 100,000 I mean!

Less per 100,000 I mean!
Forum: Vaccinations   06-28-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,184
Posted By prosciencemum
I assume it's missing out the words "annual death...

I assume it's missing out the words "annual death rate per 100,000 people". People live longer today so less die annually.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,596
Posted By prosciencemum
Oh and the more reactive (but more effective)...

Oh and the more reactive (but more effective) version if polio vaccine (OPV) since lowered chances of catching polio changed the risk benefit analysis.

IPV is safer, but not as effective.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-26-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,596
Posted By prosciencemum
Small pox vaccine no longer used.....

Small pox vaccine no longer used.....
Forum: Vaccinations   06-19-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,494
Posted By prosciencemum
Try reading a book by Ben Goldacre.

Try reading a book by Ben Goldacre.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,363
Posted By prosciencemum
Isn't it obvious that if you believe vaccines are...

Isn't it obvious that if you believe vaccines are very dangerous you wouldn't use them.

What we debate is how reasonable and science based that conclusion is. Not the choice which is made after...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-14-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By prosciencemum
I think between the us and UK (where I have...

I think between the us and UK (where I have experience with both systems) a lot of the differences are sociological (with some science basis).

In the us health care is a business and patients are...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-14-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By prosciencemum
The NHS in the UK is introducing a shingles...

The NHS in the UK is introducing a shingles vaccine for older people, which may be the first step in introducing cp vaccine for children.

There's even some parental advocacy calling for it. Some...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-14-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By prosciencemum
Thought this post on the maths of vaccine and...

Thought this post on the maths of vaccine and outbreak statistics did a good job of explaining why in a highly vaccinated population you often see more cases in vaccinated individuals than...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-13-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By prosciencemum
The odds of catching a VPD are quite small. I...

The odds of catching a VPD are quite small. I think of the common schedule of vaccination it's only polio is potentially in the water - and that's as unlikely in Brazil as in USA (sorry if I make...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-13-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,363
Posted By prosciencemum
It's not really a yes no question. There are many...

It's not really a yes no question. There are many vaccinations with different risk/benefit balances so there's no one answer.

In the case of flu vaccine I personally think it has limited use...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   06-12-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By prosciencemum
Yeah - I'd rather not dismiss people sharing...

Yeah - I'd rather not dismiss people sharing their experiences online.

It's clear though that there are groups looking for/encouraging these stories to get out online. The world is a big place so...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-12-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By prosciencemum
I've been accused of cherry picking by ignoring...

I've been accused of cherry picking by ignoring scientifically weak studies, or studies with major flaws.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-12-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,254
Posted By prosciencemum
Isn't there another option (trigger warning). ...

Isn't there another option (trigger warning).

3. Get such a bed case of whooping cough as a small child or infant you cough yourself to death. Benefit: you don't spread pertussis.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-12-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,663
Posted By prosciencemum
News coverage in the US about any international...

News coverage in the US about any international stories was pretty poor in my opinion.
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