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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:06 PM
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Posted By japonica
Exactly. Or at least base that policy on some...

Exactly. Or at least base that policy on some solid science to begin with (ahem, ATAGI).
Forum: Vaccinations   02-05-2016, 03:36 PM
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Posted By japonica
Not surprised. Like Turquesa said, some of us...

Not surprised. Like Turquesa said, some of us have been tracking this for over a decade and could see which way the wind was blowing. I also still suspect, given what was published about antigenic...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-05-2016, 03:23 PM
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Posted By japonica
It's recommended for certain age groups here, but...

It's recommended for certain age groups here, but not on the schedule and not funded, so for some families, buying it privately is not an option due to the cost. I read online it varies from $120-180...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-03-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By japonica
Practising surgeon. He has a webpage for his...

Practising surgeon. He has a webpage for his practice. It doesn't mention being a vaccine policy expert though.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-02-2016, 05:16 PM
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Views: 457
Posted By japonica
Well, their media spokesperson is an orthopaedic...

Well, their media spokesperson is an orthopaedic surgeon, so I suppose he feels he's qualified enough to sit on her committee and assess her scholarship.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-30-2016, 06:12 PM
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Views: 340
Posted By japonica
I agree. I'm a beginner crocheter. I also tried...

I agree. I'm a beginner crocheter. I also tried knitting and couldn't get the hang of it. Tension problems like crazy and I didn't find it that relaxing (like my friends said, LOL). But I do like...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-29-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By japonica
Hi again. Sounds like a reasonable...

Hi again.

Sounds like a reasonable postpartum plan. My daughter was a November baby (and 3 weeks early) when we lived in Canada and I couldn't imagine bringing her out into the malls during the...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-28-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By japonica
Hi there. Welcome! I just wanted to welcome...

Hi there. Welcome!

I just wanted to welcome you to the subforum. Congratulations on your new baby.

Your situation is not one I'm unfamiliar with as my DD was unvaccinated at the time her...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-28-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By japonica
That's way too sensible a post, T. Given...

That's way too sensible a post, T.

Given the pertussis rates here, you'd think that'd be a no brainer...that the public and vaccine advocates would be continuously putting the word out there that...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-25-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By japonica
AAP: newborns experiencing too much pain

Curious, what was the AAP's latest stance on circ?

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/newborns-experience-too-much-pain-during-procedures-pediatrics-group-says-1.2750960
Forum: Vaccinations   01-18-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,030
Posted By japonica
I think it's a valid example of what happens when...

I think it's a valid example of what happens when health officials rely too much on the perceived effectiveness of the vaccine versus common sense P&P measures when someone is working with infants....
Forum: Vaccinations   01-18-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,030
Posted By japonica
And this is where critical analysis and...

And this is where critical analysis and appropriate discussion of where current policy and recommendations are falling short is required. Yet, in Australia, any criticism of vaccine policy is met...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-18-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,030
Posted By japonica
Or hay fever...

Or hay fever (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/dozens-of-children-exposed-to-healthcare-worker-with-whooping-cough-in-melbourne-20150827-gj9gnl.html) in the case of the health care worker who was...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   01-18-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By japonica
I hope I'm allowed to post. You made a couple of...

I hope I'm allowed to post. You made a couple of points about selective vaccinating parents, and I feel that this describes our family.

I have to say that as a selective vaccinating parent, I've...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-16-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,030
Posted By japonica
Yeah, because it's so much better to NOT report...

Yeah, because it's so much better to NOT report it and just deny the facts...



And now we start to see the same kind of quotes we see in flu vaccine effectiveness articles..."it's better than...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-16-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,030
Posted By japonica
I'm just curious, correct me if I'm...

I'm just curious, correct me if I'm wrong...they're citing waning immunity as a reason for the high infection rate...



They used to argue that waning immunity was something you'd see in adults...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-14-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By japonica
Hi. Just wanted to welcome you to the S&D forum...

Hi. Just wanted to welcome you to the S&D forum and hope you'll hang around. I can't help with the ped recommendation, but perhaps someone else will have an idea.
Forum: Vaccinations   01-14-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By japonica
What is the deal with Ontario? When we lived in...

What is the deal with Ontario? When we lived in Alberta, no one batted an eye when we enrolled our daughter in Kindergarten.

I also don't see this as especially onerous (attending a session and...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-14-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,881
Posted By japonica
Ah, but ATAGI won't take titre tests as proof of...

Ah, but ATAGI won't take titre tests as proof of immunity...they'll take them as proof of non-immunity and that you NEED to be vaccinated, but not the other way around. :dizzy
Forum: Vaccinations   01-14-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,030
Posted By japonica
Don't forget that the literature has been...

Don't forget that the literature has been pointing out over the past 10 years that the bacteria were evolving in response to the vaccination programs. The pertussis bacteria have been deleting genes,...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-13-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,881
Posted By japonica
Perhaps they should set up checkpoints at all...

Perhaps they should set up checkpoints at all public venues (movie theatres, zoo, grocery stores, the train station) and vaccinate all adults who haven't had their boosters and deny entry to any who...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-13-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,881
Posted By japonica
Not surprised this link is from Tom Elliott's...

Not surprised this link is from Tom Elliott's show. Ah, those of you who don't listen, lucky you. His rants against multiculturalism are a joy as well.
Forum: Vaccinations   01-09-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,931
Posted By japonica
Not GSK UK. Therein lies a clue as to where the...

Not GSK UK. Therein lies a clue as to where the Australian GSK and ATAGI are sourcing their info. I was wondering about the reference in the Australian PI to 6-13 year olds more likely to suffer...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-09-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,931
Posted By japonica
Ah, but don't forget, the Infanrix PI for...

Ah, but don't forget, the Infanrix PI for Australia, written by the Australian branch of GSK, does not say any of this. The upper age limit has been removed. Like I said, it's magic. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   01-09-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,931
Posted By japonica
You bet. Maybe we could send our data back...

You bet.

Maybe we could send our data back to GSK. N of 1.

Here's what they state on the US PI:


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