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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Deborah
I don't think Slovenia or Croatia, for that...

I don't think Slovenia or Croatia, for that matter, are countries that the US should be choosing as models.

In fact I find it very scary when people applaud that sort of use of government power...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 05:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Deborah
Good point. Can you see a difference between an...

Good point. Can you see a difference between an emergency situation involving an immediate choice between life and death and a preventative treatment which may or may not have any results within the...
Forum: Activism and News   Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By Deborah
I also try to avoid GMOs, although I don't go...

I also try to avoid GMOs, although I don't go absolutely bonkers about it.

And I'm pleased that Vermont was the state to stick out its neck and demand that GMOs be labeled. We are being sued, of...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Deborah
Yes, the right we are after is the right to turn...

Yes, the right we are after is the right to turn down a medical intervention which involves the injection of a biological ( http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/biologicals ) into our own...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Deborah
I think that people should not have an absolute...

I think that people should not have an absolute right to expose others to illness. A perfect example would be a hospital that does not maintain reasonable standards of cleanliness and infects...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Deborah
That is a great idea! Knowing that the parent or...

That is a great idea! Knowing that the parent or patient is going to be able to see the notes will definitely improve the standard of recordkeeping. >:D
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Deborah
Well, you can search VAERS. It is fairly simple...

Well, you can search VAERS. It is fairly simple to limit the search to a particular age group and to particular vaccines.

Another source is Pubmed, again you can limit it to an age range. Let me...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Deborah
If you don't have much info on vaxing teens, why...

If you don't have much info on vaxing teens, why not do a bit more research before vaccinating. Always better to go forward feeling confident in your knowledge.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Deborah
There are a number of reasons I'm concerned about...

There are a number of reasons I'm concerned about vaccine errors and one of the biggest is that if you call vaccine reactions "normal" they are not likely to be recorded. A baby can have fairly...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Deborah
Good heavens! I'm in Vermont and the area...

Good heavens!

I'm in Vermont and the area where I live has a very high quality hospice program. Some of my library volunteers also volunteer for hospice.

Scary that people are being "disposed...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-20-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Deborah
It is interesting to read old medical journal...

It is interesting to read old medical journal articles about vaccines and reactions. Doctors in the 40s and 50s were a lot more concerned about vaccine reactions than doctors are now. I think a lot...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Deborah
True informed consent. The only thing that gives...

True informed consent. The only thing that gives the healthcare recipient a chance. Not a big chance, but a chance.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,065
Posted By Deborah
Super common I think. And I wonder how often it...

Super common I think. And I wonder how often it occurs. Small medical offices may not monitor their refrigerators all that well in the first place and who would ever notice that the vaccines had not...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Deborah
There is also the whole problem of conflicts of...

There is also the whole problem of conflicts of interest for doctors when they recommend a treatment. Here is a scenario which actually does occur.

A patient has advanced cancer and is unlikely to...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Deborah
The Pelletier case is interesting in relation to...

The Pelletier case is interesting in relation to this discussion.

I think medical care should be a matter of choice whether to accept or decline. And I think over-ruling parents on medical care...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,079
Posted By Deborah
For the flu vaccine to protect people, it needs...

For the flu vaccine to protect people, it needs to prevent carriage and transmission, not just outright sickness. Does it? People can expose others to influenza BEFORE they are symptomatic. If the...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By Deborah
I hope so too. But if the family is expecting...

I hope so too. But if the family is expecting vaccines to keep the baby safe, I would NOT want to be the one unvaxed person around.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,966
Posted By Deborah
From the study: "Maternal receipt ...

From the study: "Maternal receipt of flu vaccine during pregnancy was infrequently recorded in medical charts (2 receipts) and primarily came from maternal ...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,659
Posted By Deborah
Thanks for the clarifications. I appreciate that...

Thanks for the clarifications. I appreciate that I'm not in danger of being blamed for spreading diseases by avoiding vaccinations.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,659
Posted By Deborah
I'm glad that at least one person won't be...

I'm glad that at least one person won't be blaming the vaccine refusers...

The constant bombardment of news stories claiming that every increase in illness is due to people rejecting vaccines gets...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,966
Posted By Deborah
Can you find any study looking at the long-term...

Can you find any study looking at the long-term outcomes in children who received vaccines in the womb? The only one I know of was conducted back in the 60s or early 70s and looked specifically for...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,659
Posted By Deborah
Thanks Samaxtics, that is very helpful. Sloppy...

Thanks Samaxtics, that is very helpful. Sloppy reading on my part!
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,659
Posted By Deborah
Excellent, so if your vaccine turns out not good...

Excellent, so if your vaccine turns out not good enough and you catch the flu or pertussis or measles anyway, who will you blame? Yourself for failing to mount a proper immune response? Yourself for...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,966
Posted By Deborah
If a study will be tricky or ethically tough,...

If a study will be tricky or ethically tough, then the best solution is to just give as many people as possible the product, avoid monitoring for long-term problems and (not you), mock people who ask...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By Deborah
My ongoing concern with the pertussis and...

My ongoing concern with the pertussis and influenza vaccine cocooning is that neither vaccine has demonstrated an ability to prevent carriage or transmission of the illness. Which means that...
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