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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 08:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 843
Posted By Turquesa
I wanted to address the sick kid/time off issue. ...

I wanted to address the sick kid/time off issue. In the fanatically capitalist society in the U.S., employers have long frowned on parents, especially women, taking time off to care for sick...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Turquesa
Thanks, but overall I wasn't super impressed with...

Thanks, but overall I wasn't super impressed with the show yesterday. See what you think. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 07:37 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 5,750
Posted By Turquesa
We had a great thread going on this a couple of...

We had a great thread going on this a couple of years ago. Feel free to give it a bump. http://www.mothering.com/forum/47-vaccinations/1386698-feminism-vaccine-issues-2.html
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Turquesa
Thank you for the timely bumping of my thread. I...

Thank you for the timely bumping of my thread. I hope that this discussion resumes a little in light of the Disney outbreak. The Diane Rehm Show this morning was alarmingly simplistic about this...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Posted By Turquesa
It depends on how you define selective...

It depends on how you define selective vaccination. If you define it strictly based on school requirements, then in most cases, someone foregoing influenza vaccination would not be selectively...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-25-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 223
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   01-25-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
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: 16
Views: 310
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: 12
Views: 223
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: 16
Views: 310
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: 436
Views: 5,750
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: 255
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: 436
Views: 5,750
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: 436
Views: 5,750
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: 436
Views: 5,750
Posted By Turquesa
Knock it off. :irked

Knock it off. :irked
Forum: Vaccinations   01-16-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 782
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: 576
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: 4,345
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: 4,345
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: 782
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: 146
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: 138
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: 12
Views: 223
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...
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