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Forum: Vaccinations   08-21-2017, 12:29 AM
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Views: 4,167
Posted By sciencemum
I removed people's names.[/QUOTE] I can't...

I removed people's names.[/QUOTE]

I can't see how there'd be any way to tell and frankly this insinuation sounds like a version of the "pharma shill gambit" (shall we call it the "AstroTurf...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-20-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By sciencemum
Those nurses were wrong. If you're child has had...

Those nurses were wrong. If you're child has had pertussis then it's very likely she has immunity and so a vaccine would be useless.
Forum: Vaccinations   08-16-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,036
Posted By sciencemum
And I fail to see what big of a deal being...

And I fail to see what big of a deal being anti-vax is. It certainly doesn't seem worse than being pro-forced vaccination. I am anti-vaccine too, but I don't give a damn if someone wants to vaccinate...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-16-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,036
Posted By sciencemum
Wasput in the last year or so. It's a pretty...

Wasput in the last year or so. It's a pretty niche film outside of anti-vaccination circles. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   08-12-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By sciencemum
Censoring scientists

Posting this as an example of what happens when special interest groups try to censor scientists.



Full article: ...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-06-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,220
Posted By sciencemum
There's a book by Ben Goldacre called "Bad...

There's a book by Ben Goldacre called "Bad Pharma". Have you read it?
Forum: Vaccinations   08-03-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,220
Posted By sciencemum
Ben Goldacre calls it out...... Media hype...

Ben Goldacre calls it out......

Media hype and overselling of science results is a common topic among research scientists....
Forum: Vaccinations   08-02-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By sciencemum
I'm surprised no one was interested in this. I...

I'm surprised no one was interested in this. I personally am a huge fan of data visualisations. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   08-02-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,220
Posted By sciencemum
How do you propose to prove a negative? ...

How do you propose to prove a negative?

Careful use of language may be a sign of scientific integrity.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-26-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 648
Posted By sciencemum
What a tragic (and yes avoidable) story. I really...

What a tragic (and yes avoidable) story. I really hope that little girl is ok.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-03-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By sciencemum
Interesting visualisation.

This visualisation of records of disease incidence in the USA from 1945-2015 is cleverly done and demonstrates how different diseases have different responses to the introduction of vaccines for...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-26-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,579
Posted By sciencemum
But my instinct says the ground I'm sitting on...

But my instinct says the ground I'm sitting on isn't moving..... (contrary to Galileo's argument).

And my instinct says a toy car will stop if I stop applying a force to it (contrary to Newton's...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-26-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,095
Posted By sciencemum
False equivalency again between objecting to...

False equivalency again between objecting to vaccination science and objecting to vaccination schedules.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-26-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By sciencemum
When I first came here I was accused frequently...

When I first came here I was accused frequently of being rude, which confused me as I was merely engaging in scientific debate.

I have learned that being told your facts are wrong can be...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-26-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,800
Posted By sciencemum
Did he see anyone die of mumps? That would be...

Did he see anyone die of mumps? That would be quite surprising. But all things are possible.[/QUOTE]

I think male infertility was the most common serious side effect. But they didn't die, just...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-26-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,611
Posted By sciencemum
This is a false equivalency. There's a huge...

This is a false equivalency. There's a huge difference between rejecting the entire notion of vaccination, and critiquing specific details of a countries vaccination schedule.

Scientists object...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-26-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,611
Posted By sciencemum
All of these things would be deeply unethical for...

All of these things would be deeply unethical for a scientist. You can know that they didn't happen by sticking with the most high profile of the journals (which is where scientists will try to...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-26-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,611
Posted By sciencemum
Parents don't get to talk to research scientists....

Parents don't get to talk to research scientists. They talk to pediatricians. The fact that these scientists supposedly support the vaccine program isn't relevant. You may think it is, but nope.
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Forum: Vaccinations   05-25-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,611
Posted By sciencemum
That's quite a strange claim to make when the...

That's quite a strange claim to make when the overwhelming majority of research scientist who work in this area (well honestly any area, but the most relevant are the ones with specific expertise)...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   05-24-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By sciencemum
Also I don't get why the conflicts of interest -...

Also I don't get why the conflicts of interest - the fact that many of these people are seeking financial gain by persuading people mainstream medicine is dangerous - aren't more of a concern.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   05-24-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By sciencemum
Agreed. I find the lack of belief in germ theory...

Agreed. I find the lack of belief in germ theory particularly scary.

And anyone who can think homeopathic remedies are anything other than a placebo is not someone I'd trust to assess evidence on...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-17-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,071
Posted By sciencemum
I read your post multiple times and still don't...

I read your post multiple times and still don't understand. How do you feel like you are being shamed?



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I don't. I wasn't taking this personally.

And I know everyone who posts...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-17-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By sciencemum
http://www.mothering.com/forum/47-vaccinations/158...

http://www.mothering.com/forum/47-vaccinations/1589130-dose-does-not-make-poison.html#post19629210

list of compounds with some problems...[/QUOTE]

So your point?

If we're sharing random...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-16-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,071
Posted By sciencemum
I'd be careful on this tactic of provax shaming. ...

I'd be careful on this tactic of provax shaming.

You can't call out cost shaming and claim we're helping big pharma make money in the same argument.

Well maybe you can, but hopefully people...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-16-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,639
Posted By sciencemum
So the argument boils down to "let's weed out the...

So the argument boils down to "let's weed out the sickly children by exposing them to childhood diseases which could kill them leaving behind only healthy adults who will have lower rates of other...
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