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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By prosciencemum
I'm confused. Thimerosol has been removed from...

I'm confused. Thimerosol has been removed from most vaccines due to parental concerns about it. Multi-vial flu shots are the only one it's still in which a child might get……

Autism rates haven't...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By prosciencemum
Yeah I was also confused what you meant by...

Yeah I was also confused what you meant by "measles vaccine" so I answered my opinions for the MMR.

How will you make sure you're sample isn't biased to people with a particular viewpoint on...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 790
Posted By prosciencemum
I find this thread interesting and it has made me...

I find this thread interesting and it has made me reflect of what I've learned by spending a couple of years visiting here as a person who is keen on most aspect of MDC philosophy, but believed the...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-25-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 2,792
Posted By prosciencemum
I see it the other way - many people seem to be...

I see it the other way - many people seem to be dismissing the idea that aluminium salts used as adjuvants might actually be safe (at the levels in vaccines) simply because Offit once wrote a paper...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   02-24-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 104
Posted By prosciencemum
It's really rare. But the internet is big, and...

It's really rare. But the internet is big, and parents who believe their child is vaccine injured will tend to cluster if sites supportive of anti vaccine views. So you will find some.

Not my...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 586
Posted By prosciencemum
It didn't feel like a joke to me. You're...

It didn't feel like a joke to me.

You're right I had got snarky - I apologize. It's difficult to be in the provax minority on here sometimes.

I already pointed out I meant that I had posted...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-24-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 586
Posted By prosciencemum
You grumbled in a different thread that I didn't...

You grumbled in a different thread that I didn't thank you for this. I just wanted to say here that I do appreciate it (although I thought grumbling about my lack of thanks elsewhere was pretty...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-24-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 2,792
Posted By prosciencemum
I found 5 mins to skim the article Tea posted,...

I found 5 mins to skim the article Tea posted, which has some fairly specific issues with the film…..

Would a non-vaxer like to "debunk" any of the objections to the "information" in the film...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-23-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 1,506
Posted By prosciencemum
DahliaRW - your post seemed pretty clear to me.

DahliaRW - your post seemed pretty clear to me.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-23-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 925
Posted By prosciencemum
I agree. Banning discussion is not the most...

I agree. Banning discussion is not the most effective way to deal with anti-vaccination viewpoints in my opinion. Being nasty also helps nothing.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-23-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,307
Posted By prosciencemum
I had an amazing visit to South Dakota once when...

I had an amazing visit to South Dakota once when I was travelling across the US. That's one place I'm really keen to visit again someday. Guess it must be a bit cold just now though!
Forum: Vaccinations   02-23-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 586
Posted By prosciencemum
Sorry - split infinite. I've stated many times I...

Sorry - split infinite. I've stated many times I don't think mandates are a good idea! I appreciate the edit. :)

And now I guess I should go and read the book "Eats shoots and leaves" (for the...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-22-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 302
Posted By prosciencemum
I though you were based in the UK like me though...

I though you were based in the UK like me though - am I mixing you up with another person? Sorry if that is the case. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   02-22-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 586
Posted By prosciencemum
I've got no idea what serenbat is talking about...

I've got no idea what serenbat is talking about (not unusual).
MyFillingQuiver - you may not realised, but discussing other users (rather than the issues) is against the UA (or was last time I...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-22-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,212
Posted By prosciencemum
She gave a specific example with evidence where...

She gave a specific example with evidence where that's happening. She hardly claimed all non-vaccinating parents are doing that.

I think we'll have to agree to disagree on this - I just don't see...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-22-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 586
Posted By prosciencemum
This it me demonstrates one if the best arguments...

This it me demonstrates one if the best arguments against mandates - there will always be a backlash which might end up being more dangerous than if you just allow people to make up their own minds...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-22-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 302
Posted By prosciencemum
Also news of superbugs is all over - I think much...

Also news of superbugs is all over - I think much more mainstream coverage than anti vaccinations sentiment (except when there's a major outbreak).

Even in California:...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-22-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 302
Posted By prosciencemum
This is absolutely not true in the UK, so I'm...

This is absolutely not true in the UK, so I'm surprised you'd think this.

Try demanding antibiotics from an NHS doctor and you'll see where you get (with so e exceptions I'm sure). And we have no...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-22-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,212
Posted By prosciencemum
I'm confused by this response to the article. Do...

I'm confused by this response to the article. Do you think she's lying when she says she attended organized antivax rallies where vaccination was compared to all sorts of nasty things?

I also...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-21-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,046
Posted By prosciencemum
Good hygiene clearly helps prevent a lot of...

Good hygiene clearly helps prevent a lot of diseases. Personally I'd rather not experiment with how much VPDs would come back in the absence of vaccines if we just rely soley on good hygiene. I'd...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-21-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,212
Posted By prosciencemum
The final series of myths got published. I...

The final series of myths got published.

I think it is significant this is in the mainstream media. It gives evidence that not all pro-vax viewpoints are as black and white as often likes to be...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-20-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,212
Posted By prosciencemum
The thing is that you have to control for...

The thing is that you have to control for different variables, make sure your not finding a correlation that isn't really there (e.g. people who don't vaccinate might tend on average to eat more...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-20-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,212
Posted By prosciencemum
"Science" is a process by which we learn about...

"Science" is a process by which we learn about the world through observations, the making and testing of predictions.

So "science" allowed vaccines to be developed after someone noticed that if...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-20-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,212
Posted By prosciencemum
I'm not that bothered about GMO - I don't much...

I'm not that bothered about GMO - I don't much see the difference between that and centuries of breeding plants and animals for desirable features.

That said I avoid "Big Food" as much as...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,212
Posted By prosciencemum
Aargh - just wrote a ton and lost it all. :(

Aargh - just wrote a ton and lost it all. :(
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