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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Turquesa
Citation, pretty please? :)

Citation, pretty please? :)
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 560
Posted By Turquesa
I'd like for it to be an option in affected...

I'd like for it to be an option in affected areas. Globally, it should be available to health care providers on the front lines, like that medical staff in Texas. Notice my choice of words like...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 560
Posted By Turquesa
http://memegenerator.net/instance/55456122NM. I...

http://memegenerator.net/instance/55456122NM. I don't know why I can't get this to link to images. It's not as fun this way, but here it is: http://memegenerator.net/instance/55456122


By the...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-18-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Turquesa
Demographics are helpful if you're hoping to meet...

Demographics are helpful if you're hoping to meet other Asians and Asian-Americans. But a city's culture is a huge factor in whether or not you'll fit in and find your niche or just feel isolated.
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Forum: Education   10-18-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Turquesa
According to my teacher friend, the rating ARE...

According to my teacher friend, the rating ARE accurate and are based strictly on standardized test scores. So how much stock you put in Great Schools ratings will depend on how important NCLB test...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-18-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Turquesa
I'm weighing in late because I haven't been...

I'm weighing in late because I haven't been frequenting this section as much these days. This is my first official year as a homeschooler, (I loosely home/unschooled my preschooler last year), and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-18-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,103
Posted By Turquesa
It may be as simple as saying that you have an...

It may be as simple as saying that you have an introvert---not a shy guy, just an introvert. Totally normal.

My little introvert was enrolled in public school last year, and it about killed her...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-17-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By Turquesa
https://www.facebook.com/national.vaccine.informat...

https://www.facebook.com/national.vaccine.information.center/photos_streamhttp://www.world-crisis.com/cartoons_more/594_0_14_0_C/Well, shoot. I was trying to insert that famous NVIC image of three...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By Turquesa
That's a really important point, and I don't know...

That's a really important point, and I don't know why I neglected to mention it. I wonder what percentage of California parents are checking that religious exemption box.

The...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By Turquesa
Surprise surprise. :eyesroll

Surprise surprise. :eyesroll
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By Turquesa
OK, can you endure one more nitpick? Even...

OK, can you endure one more nitpick?

Even the most fanatical vax proponents will agree that some children can't be vaccinated due to medical conditions. Would proposed exclusion laws apply to...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-17-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Turquesa
Great read. Thanks! Have you seen this...

Great read. Thanks! Have you seen this oldie-but-goodie? http://www.timesnews.net/article/9059065/guest-column-influenza-vaccination-should-never-be-made-compulsory
Forum: Vaccinations   10-17-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By Turquesa
It's a hulluva stretch, but I'll play along. ...

It's a hulluva stretch, but I'll play along. What was the anticipated percentage of exemption increase, and what mathematical model was used to predict it?

I have done some digging and not found...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-17-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By Turquesa
That's an excellent point. More than...

That's an excellent point.



More than once, I've personally encountered someone in the 35+ age range, (either a childless person or someone who vaccinated their children over two decades...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-16-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By Turquesa
Let's Say It Together, Loud And With Feeling: Mandatory "Education" Doesn't Work!

Most people love autumn for the pretty leaves and pumpkins. Those are both wonderful, but another thing I look forward to is the annual CDC WMMR report on vaccine coverage and exemptions. :blush
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Forum: Vaccinations   10-16-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Turquesa
Thanks, Mirzam! Even through all of the general...

Thanks, Mirzam! Even through all of the general negativity, I learn so much from this forum.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-16-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By Turquesa
Don't you try to out-sarcasm me, lady. You're...

Don't you try to out-sarcasm me, lady. You're messing with a master. :x
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Turquesa
4-20 years immunity according to this. ...

4-20 years immunity according to this. http://journals.lww.com/pidj/Fulltext/2005/05001/Duration_of_Immunity_Against_Pertussis_After.11.aspx

It isn't permanent immunity, but parents should...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-16-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By Turquesa
PSM, this is interesting. Thanks for sharing.

PSM, this is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-14-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By Turquesa
Vax-Friendly Provider in Vancouver, WA?

I need a pediatrician or family doctor who is above all vax-friendly, (we're selective with vaccines), breastfeeding-friendly, and non-authoritarian. I would really, really strongly prefer an...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-14-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By Turquesa
OK, so I'm pondering something on page 19, the...

OK, so I'm pondering something on page 19, the same page with the photo of the excluded little girl. (Coincidentally, the girls behind her look as mean-spirited as much of VFV's mission, but I...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-14-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Turquesa
It can't. That's just it. I'll go so far as to...

It can't. That's just it. I'll go so far as to say that pertussis is not a herd immunity illness.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-14-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By Turquesa
Check this out. The organization is different,...

Check this out. The organization is different, but the founder of Nurses Who Vaccinate is an active and vociferous VFV member, Melody Butler. ...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-14-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By Turquesa
So. It Has Come To This.

The United States has been vaccinating its children with school-based mandates for over 100 years, morbidity and mortality from vaccine-targeted illnesses has plummeted, (how this happened is outside...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-13-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Turquesa
Having a case of pertussis doesn't confer natural...

Having a case of pertussis doesn't confer natural immunity. You can get pertussis, theoretically at least, over and over again. It's different from chicken pox and measles that way. Also,...
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