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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 03:37 PM
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Posted By kathymuggle
Jumping on what Samaxtics said, I really would...

Jumping on what Samaxtics said, I really would have liked to see a breakdown by sex.


We know the ASD rate is 4:1, males to female. So 80:20 or 80% male.


We can assume that 80% of the...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 669
Posted By kathymuggle
We do have to make decisions without...

We do have to make decisions without understanding the Yatesx2 test.


From mambears post it is clear she is making the decision to vaccinate based on numerous factors, including her own...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 669
Posted By kathymuggle
Why do you appreciate it? Have you had a chance...

Why do you appreciate it? Have you had a chance to sort it out yet? It is incredibly jargony and hard to decipher. Example:

"Statistical significance testing of unadjusted rate ratios was...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By kathymuggle
#3...

#3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) and #4 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) :

Tally on Disneyland outbreak: 147
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Forum: Vaccinations   04-19-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By kathymuggle
http://thinkingmomsrevolution.com/dont-vaccinate-p...

http://thinkingmomsrevolution.com/dont-vaccinate-protect-cancer-kid/

http://fearlessparent.org/what-about-the-immunocompromised/

Fun reading on the topic. Non-vax POV. The second article in...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-19-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By kathymuggle
Kathy

Kathy
Forum: Vaccinations   04-19-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By kathymuggle
One does not need to justify not vaccinating. ...

One does not need to justify not vaccinating.

Vaccination poses risks to those who undego it - as such they, or their parents, can opt out if they do not want to accept those risks.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-19-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By kathymuggle
I suspect being sanctimonious around vaccines and...

I suspect being sanctimonious around vaccines and the immune compromised is counter productive.

I wonder if the immune compromised appreciate having themselves invoked in vaccine wars. While I...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-19-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By kathymuggle
There have been studies and surveys showing that...

There have been studies and surveys showing that many hcp get the flu vaccine because they feel they have to for work.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/healthcareworkers.htm

Flu vaccination coverage...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-19-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By kathymuggle
Well, if 18% individual efficacy translates to...

Well, if 18% individual efficacy translates to 60% community efficacy, then higher efficacy (as we see in some years) should translate to even higher community effect. Except it hasn't. The...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-18-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By kathymuggle
So 18% has been reworked to 60%? Little...

So 18% has been reworked to 60%? Little desperate.

Just own that it is a crappy efficacy rate and demand more from the vaccines you use.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-18-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By kathymuggle
There is a third choice -which is fight it. ...

There is a third choice -which is fight it. Medical recommendations should be based on science and ethics - mandatory flu vaccines have neither in their court.

Here is an article on the...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-18-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By kathymuggle
Hmmm.....if the flu vaccine was highly effective,...

Hmmm.....if the flu vaccine was highly effective, I could see an argument for masks. The counter argument would be that everyone would thus know who does and does not get flu vaccine (which is a...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-18-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,000
Posted By kathymuggle
People notice that those who consume maple syrup...

People notice that those who consume maple syrup have a higher incidence of diabetes.

To evaluate the idea, they look at data over time. They note that maple syrup usage has gone down but...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-18-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,000
Posted By kathymuggle
I think that may be overstating the case. ...

I think that may be overstating the case.

If thimerosal is only one of several environmental factors at play in autism ( and many experts believe environmental factors are multi-factoral) , it...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-18-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By kathymuggle
This paragraph annoyed me for its inaccuracies: ...

This paragraph annoyed me for its inaccuracies:

You may have heard that vaccines contain mercury. This was a major red flag for me. It turns out that 'mercury' is one of those buzzwords that ...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-17-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By kathymuggle
Low platelet count is listed on the VIS. ...

Low platelet count is listed on the VIS.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mmr.html

The CDC also says the rate is 1/30 000 doses, not one in 40 000 as the article says.

The...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-17-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By kathymuggle
Oh, and I agree the article hits many vaccine...

Oh, and I agree the article hits many vaccine talking points. It feels a little contrived.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-17-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By kathymuggle
Would I vaccinate again given her circumstances? ...

Would I vaccinate again given her circumstances? Probably not. I would do a lot of research into what caused it and if my child was perhaps prone to it before making any decision. I would dig...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-16-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,807
Posted By kathymuggle
I mostly agree with the bolded. I do think I...

I mostly agree with the bolded. I do think I could learn, given appropriate resources, the answers to questions that were highly technical. The learning curve would be steep, however, and to be...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-16-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,807
Posted By kathymuggle
The idea that scientists are uniquely...

The idea that scientists are uniquely authoritative and above scrutiny because of how scientists operate - peer review, discussion, collaboration, clubs, etc is scientism. If the idea is being...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By kathymuggle
Yeah. I think antibiotics are used to possibly...

Yeah. I think antibiotics are used to possibly prevent transmission or to prevent secondary infections, but I also read that antibiotics slow recovery time of pertussis by about a week. I am...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By kathymuggle
They visited family where the father (their...

They visited family where the father (their uncle) had a bad cold.
http://thescientificparent.org/learning-the-hard-way-my-journey-from-antivaxx-to-science/#more-576
Score one for adults having...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-15-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,807
Posted By kathymuggle
I think humans in general are very bad at knowing...

I think humans in general are very bad at knowing when they are wrong. It is one of those things we see in hindsight, if at all. It doesn't matter though. I may be bad at determining when I...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-14-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,807
Posted By kathymuggle
It is a claim that does not hold up to scrutiny,...

It is a claim that does not hold up to scrutiny, IMHO.

If you read a lot of studies, you will note that it is very common for many studies to end with "needs further investigation". If you read...
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