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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 12:47 AM
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Posted By prosciencemum
Kathy - do I take it from you there are people...

Kathy - do I take it from you there are people online claiming Ebola is made up? That's incredible. What is it supposed to be distracting us from?
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By prosciencemum
I'm doubtful we need a vaccine (right now) in the...

I'm doubtful we need a vaccine (right now) in the west. What we need in the west is a dose of reality (a "princess Diana hugging a child with HIV" moment). This stuff in NY about quarantining health...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 12:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,075
Posted By prosciencemum
I thought I was giving an example. But clearly I...

I thought I was giving an example. But clearly I wasn't explicit enough.

Hooker does what is described in this xkcd cartoon: http://xkcd.com/882/

If you don't get why that's a problem I...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,075
Posted By prosciencemum
I talked about it in one of the threads. Oils up...

I talked about it in one of the threads. Oils up statistical significance and fishing for correlations. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,390
Posted By prosciencemum
Just a familiar example to point out that...

Just a familiar example to point out that elements act differently in compounds than in their elemental form. Basic science. :)
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   Yesterday, 09:26 AM
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Views: 58
Posted By prosciencemum
Flumist versus shot

My kids are being offered flumist this year. I will be getting the shot. My eldest has said she'd prefer an injection to the nasal spray (don't ask me why!). Can anyone remind me if there's a good...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,075
Posted By prosciencemum
My view is the whole basis of the story is in...

My view is the whole basis of the story is in error. The maths is poor and I don't buy the evidence there any problem at all.

Personally I don't see that as nitpicking details. I think all of it...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,390
Posted By prosciencemum
Anyone playing should remember to look up the...

Anyone playing should remember to look up the difference between metallic aluminium, and aluminium containing salts.

No arguement from me that chlorine is incredibly dangerous. Sodium too. I also...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By prosciencemum
Only the multivial flu shot still contains...

Only the multivial flu shot still contains thimerosol. Not that there's any evidence thimerosol is dangerous in the quantity present in vaccines, but you an avoid it easily and get a flu shot.
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Forum: Vaccinations   10-24-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,974
Posted By prosciencemum
My view is the best idea is to take the best of...

My view is the best idea is to take the best of both. Breast feed, eat healthy, support the immune system with vitamins etc, wash hands and other hygiene AND benefit from modern medicine including...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-22-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,974
Posted By prosciencemum
Chicken pox vaccine is not available on the NHS...

Chicken pox vaccine is not available on the NHS for healthy children. Neither is an annual flu shot.

If like to read more about the UK compensation program. Could you tell us where you got that...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   10-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By prosciencemum
Although I did read somewhere recently that the...

Although I did read somewhere recently that the most effective pharma shills would likely be "reductum as absurdum" proponents of antivax views. Which ironically suggests that some of the most crazy...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   10-16-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By prosciencemum
Did we really! I don't think I knew that. Better...

Did we really! I don't think I knew that. Better go and celebrate in my swimming pool of gold coins! ;)
Forum: Vaccinations   10-15-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By prosciencemum
Infographic of infections and deadliness

I liked this plot, from here http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/ng-interactive/2014/oct/15/visualised-how-ebola-compares-to-other-infectious-diseases

Curious to see what others on here will...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-12-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By prosciencemum
I know it's scary, but those ingredients are...

I know it's scary, but those ingredients are there for a reason and in extremely tiny doses. You can visit Voices for Vaccines if you want to hear from other moms who choose vaccinate (someone below...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-12-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,977
Posted By prosciencemum
Hand washing is an extremely important public...

Hand washing is an extremely important public health measure. It's a common fallacy though that the decline in infectious diseases which coincides with widespread vaccination is all down to hand...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-07-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,392
Posted By prosciencemum
The CDC did react to the statement. They pointed...

The CDC did react to the statement. They pointed out the data has been public for a long time (and continues to be - you can analyse it yourself if you wish samaxtics). There's a link to the data in...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-07-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,390
Posted By prosciencemum
Well we can go back and forth, but it's getting a...

Well we can go back and forth, but it's getting a bit boring. I have read the paper. I have read the complaint. I don't see any proof of any wrong doing, and neither did the journal who published it,...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-06-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,390
Posted By prosciencemum
From the pdf Deborah kindly pointed us to (Direct...

From the pdf Deborah kindly pointed us to (Direct link: http://www.fourteenstudies.org/pdf/MMR_3.pdf)



I personally read that as referring to data on immunisation (among 5 yo in kindy) from...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-05-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,392
Posted By prosciencemum
No suggestion of malfeasance - just sloppy/poor...

No suggestion of malfeasance - just sloppy/poor statistics.
Forum: Vaccinations   10-05-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By prosciencemum
Those are very sad stories. Especially given what...

Those are very sad stories. Especially given what I know about the lack of compassion and acceptance for disabled children in mainland china.
Forum: Vaccinations   10-04-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,392
Posted By prosciencemum
I think you're right that it is a double...

I think you're right that it is a double standard.

Some people tried hard to demonstrate a major flaw in Fombonne. That was pointed out to the journal and not agreed with by them or any othe...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-04-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,392
Posted By prosciencemum
The retraction published by the journal seem...

The retraction published by the journal seem quite clear. Can you factually refute it?
Forum: Vaccinations   10-04-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,977
Posted By prosciencemum
Tea - wow! I had no idea there were still people...

Tea - wow! I had no idea there were still people alive in iron lungs from the polio era. One person mentioned in that story lived 60 years in one (following childhood polio) only to die in a power...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,977
Posted By prosciencemum
You could get chicken pox mortality rates in the...

You could get chicken pox mortality rates in the modern world from the UK.

Same with measles to some extent - an outbreak in Wales couple of years ago for example.
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