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Forum: Vaccinations   04-30-2015, 03:36 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
Every University I've studied or worked at has...

Every University I've studied or worked at has held academic integrity and freedom as very high priorities, and do teach all members to expect it as a right.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-30-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By prosciencemum
Journal Club: Examination of the Safety of Pediatric Vaccine Schedules in a Non-Human

As I suggested in the other thread thought this would make a good journal club article.

Examination of the Safety of Pediatric Vaccine Schedules in a Non-Human Primate Model: Assessments of...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-28-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By prosciencemum
Thought I'd bump this up. Is this a good...

Thought I'd bump this up. Is this a good candidate for the next journal club article?

Not that it's particularly relevant given how easy it is to avoid thimerosol these days, but still relevant...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-28-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,869
Posted By prosciencemum
In my view "astroturf" is another version of the...

In my view "astroturf" is another version of the pharma shill gambit.

Sure astroturfing probably exists, but a focus on it allows parents with non or anti-vax viewpoints to dismiss anyone who...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-26-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By prosciencemum
I wish you'd apply the same level of skepticism...

I wish you'd apply the same level of skepticism to stories posted online about vaccine reactions rather than assuming vaccines are always to blame.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-26-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By prosciencemum
I think your posting in th wrong place to find...

I think your posting in th wrong place to find provaxers who believe this.

I also get the point of view. I understand the frustration. But I don't think it's helpful.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-25-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By prosciencemum
Women's suffrage.....

Women's suffrage.....
Forum: Vaccinations   04-25-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By prosciencemum
No I don't believe it does.

No I don't believe it does.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-24-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By prosciencemum
I'm glad they are studying it too. They clearly...

I'm glad they are studying it too. They clearly didn't get the memo from the pharmaceutical companies to not investigate and possible negative issues with vaccines.

Personally I'm also glad that...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-24-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,261
Posted By prosciencemum
This is beautiful (in my view). ...

This is beautiful (in my view).

http://cdn3.kevinmd.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/CryingDoctor-QUOTE-640x480.jpg
Forum: Vaccinations   04-24-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,261
Posted By prosciencemum
Going further OT, but this in turn reminds me of...

Going further OT, but this in turn reminds me of this recent viral video of a young Doctor crying after his shift:...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   04-23-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By prosciencemum
Mamabear - don't be embarrassed. You're so brave...

Mamabear - don't be embarrassed. You're so brave coming forward and being open about your change of opinion. And for my part I find it incredibly heartening to hear that it is possible for people to...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-21-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,140
Posted By prosciencemum
Just wanted to chime in and say how much I...

Just wanted to chime in and say how much I enjoyed this thread. I've been absolutely swamped at work (partly because I've just come back from a family holiday so can't complain too much) and haven't...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-21-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,419
Posted By prosciencemum
Why do you think this family would make it into...

Why do you think this family would make it into the sample?

They include a sample of families with older siblings without autism that the sample of families with older children with autism are...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   04-21-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By prosciencemum
Just wanted to send belated congratulations on...

Just wanted to send belated congratulations on your new little one. Also I'm so sorry to hear you have had such a rough time. I think we've all seen our kids sick (to varying degrees), and I know I'd...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   04-11-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By prosciencemum
I've done some (most?) of the course before. I...

I've done some (most?) of the course before. I found it interesting - especially the early history of vaccination. We're coming up for 69 years since the polio vaccine breakthrough which is...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-09-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,365
Posted By prosciencemum
Not sure I get the problem with my response. ...

Not sure I get the problem with my response.

Problem with vaccine is suspected - scientists study further and suggest vaccine might be removed from schedule of the problem is found to be real....
Forum: Vaccinations   04-09-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,328
Posted By prosciencemum
Sure I've seen this posted for CA schools (by CA...

Sure I've seen this posted for CA schools (by CA based friends concerned about it). I'm not sure it's helpful. Really the best thing for public health its to keep the small number of non based...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-09-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,365
Posted By prosciencemum
This is concerning, but I find it reassuring to...

This is concerning, but I find it reassuring to see the scientifc process is taking possible serious reactions seriously and considering changes to the schedule as a result (as has happened before). ...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   04-09-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By prosciencemum
I've heard them all (or it feels so). To some...

I've heard them all (or it feels so). To some it's always the vaccines - and nothing would ever convince them otherwise. It may no be worth rebutting - but if you feel it is a simple "there's no...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-07-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,707
Posted By prosciencemum
Personal choice should be protected.i agree that...

Personal choice should be protected.i agree that with the choice comes the responsibility. I personally think it's fine to defer that choice to experts - but you have to trust them, and I see that...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-06-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,158
Posted By prosciencemum
I liked this statement: To me it's...

I liked this statement:



To me it's not important that it's "traditional medicine" or "alternative", it's that its tested for both safety and efficacy, and repetitively.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-31-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By prosciencemum
This article on "Argument Culture and Unregulated...

This article on "Argument Culture and Unregulated Aggression" seemed quite relevant to this thread (even if not specific to vaccination debates):
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Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-31-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By prosciencemum
I think you really should take these concerns to...

I think you really should take these concerns to your family Doctor and work together to find a schedule you are comfortable with. I think there's reasonable reasons to spread out the shots if you...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-31-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By prosciencemum
MDC has a policy of respectful debate - better...

MDC has a policy of respectful debate - better not to make fun of views espoused by parents who choose not to vaccinate, but rather to faculty refute them (which is often pretty easy I agree).
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