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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-18-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By kathymuggle
Tamiflu/hospital worker anecdote

I have a friend who works at a local nursing home/hospital. They are having an outbreak of "the flu" and since the strain is not found in the vaccine, they have all been asked to take Tamiflu...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-18-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Posted By kathymuggle
I was born in 1972 in Canada. I had diptheria,...

I was born in 1972 in Canada. I had diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whole cel) measles, mumps, rubella and polio. Given the date vaccines were introduced, and assuming you were raised in Canada or...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-16-2014, 04:20 PM
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Views: 440
Posted By kathymuggle
km~

km~
Forum: Vaccinations   12-13-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By kathymuggle
chorioamniontis and tdap in pregnancy

FYI for those who keep an eye on these things:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/967268-overview

"The study did find a small but statistically significant increased risk of chorioamnionitis...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-13-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Posted By kathymuggle
You're welcome :)

You're welcome :)
Forum: Vaccinations   12-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Posted By kathymuggle
From the link in the OP: "There were 341...

From the link in the OP:

"There were 341 (43%) children without high-risk medical conditions and 453 (57%) children with <1 or more> high-risk medical condition who died; medical history was...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-12-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Posted By kathymuggle
October, 2004. ...

October, 2004.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6036a1.htm
Forum: Vaccinations   12-12-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Posted By kathymuggle
From this: ...

From this:
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/10/23/peds.2013-1493.full.pdf#page=1&view=FitH

Figure 1 shows the pediatric influenza death rate as follows:

2004/05 - 47...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-12-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By kathymuggle
A second tetanus shot in 2 days? Has anyone...

A second tetanus shot in 2 days? Has anyone else heard of such a thing?

I took a look at this flow chart, and they say people getting a tetanus vaccine after an injury should receive follow-up...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Posted By kathymuggle
pediatric flu deaths

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/10/23/peds.2013-1493.full.pdf#page=1&view=FitH

Putting a link up for discussion later. I am mostly interested in figure 1 and figuring...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-11-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By kathymuggle
Don't they say "this year is going to be a bad...

Don't they say "this year is going to be a bad flu year" every year? I am almost positive they do. I thought (briefly) of checking every year in the past 10 years or so for flu predictions - but...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-09-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By kathymuggle
There are two things that struck me, and both are...

There are two things that struck me, and both are sadly very typical:

1. A childless person, Tyler, just has to become involved in a parenting debate

2. Only the immune compromised, newborn...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-04-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By kathymuggle
….and sometimes elderly people just die. ...

….and sometimes elderly people just die.

The only way to sort it out would be to look at deaths in the first month (or whatever period) post vaccination in xyz demographic versus the expected...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-03-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 582
Posted By kathymuggle
I think this thread should be moved to the main...

I think this thread should be moved to the main forum so ss834 can defend herself if she so wishes. I know debate was not the intent of the OP when she posted but given that we learned the blog...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-02-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By kathymuggle
I tend to think that since your older son has had...

I tend to think that since your older son has had pertussis, he is unlikely to get it and bring it home. My 2 cents.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-01-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 582
Posted By kathymuggle
When I read it was a woman in Louisana, I...

When I read it was a woman in Louisana, I wondered if it might be you. I was not sure, though. I am not sure if you want to answer this here, but I have argued with you before and your science has...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-01-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By kathymuggle
I agree with this. I know it might make you and...

I agree with this. I know it might make you and the toddler stir crazy to avoid crowded public gatherings and the like, but it is only 3 months. Enjoy your pregnancy!

Kathy
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-01-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By kathymuggle
I would read over this thread for some decent...

I would read over this thread for some decent links.
http://www.mothering.com/forum/47-vaccinations/1400157-dtap-pregnancy-let-s-discuss-pregnant-mothers.html
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-01-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 582
Posted By kathymuggle
She might want to keep better company than...

She might want to keep better company than Skeptic bloggers, which is where the majority of her links head. Most skeptic sites are so hate filled and concerned with scoring snark-points that one has...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-22-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By kathymuggle
I am not sure if you are talking to me or not. ...

I am not sure if you are talking to me or not. If you were, I was not at all insulted by your statement. I simply think it is important for those on the fence to know that it is not only people who...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-22-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 196
Posted By kathymuggle
I tend to believe that those who are...

I tend to believe that those who are pro-compliance don't really believe that vaccines have serious negative side effects. Oh, I am not saying they are denialists, but the risk is so nebulus and...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-22-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By kathymuggle
I struggle with "grains of truth" in fallacies. ...

I struggle with "grains of truth" in fallacies.

Some are pretty clear cut and their falseness ring true: false dichotomy is one, appeal to tradition is another.

Some are a bit more...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-21-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By kathymuggle
my children are not vaccine injured

child #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) - was vaccinated until between 12 and 18 months
child #2...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-21-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By kathymuggle
Most things are unsafe in one way or another. ...

Most things are unsafe in one way or another. The question is how unsafe and if the risks are justifiable given their benefits. I don't think we know the safety profile of vaccines and I have...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-21-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 196
Posted By kathymuggle
1/5 to 1/10 people may get a flu strain or a...

1/5 to 1/10 people may get a flu strain or a flu-like illness. We do not really know the numbers for a large variety of reasons and it does vary from year to year.

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