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Forum: Learning at School   Today, 03:19 PM
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Posted By kathymuggle
I suspect psychologists/psychiatrists often...

I suspect psychologists/psychiatrists often favour brick and mortar schools for a variety of reason ( gives parents a break, structure, possible resources the school can tap, misunderstanding of...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 06:36 AM
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Posted By kathymuggle
Thank you! I understand time constraints - no...

Thank you! I understand time constraints - no worries. I am grateful for any information/time people put into these threads.
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 05:40 AM
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Posted By kathymuggle
Any evidence that DDT was implicated in Polio -...

Any evidence that DDT was implicated in Polio - and specifically, that we would not have huge amounts of Paralytic Polio today even if we stopped vaccinating due to reduced levels of DDT? Are there...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:16 PM
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Posted By kathymuggle
I see 3 options: 1. The Polio vaccine...

I see 3 options:

1. The Polio vaccine decreased polio to the point where it has been almost eradicated/eliminated on a world scale

2. The Polio vaccine has decreased Polio, but not nearly...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:09 PM
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Posted By kathymuggle
Is there enough Guillain barre and other...

Is there enough Guillain barre and other "polio-like" syndromes to say that Polio is not decreased it has just changed names?

As an aside, A brief Google search shows that scholars now think FDR...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 07:49 PM
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Posted By kathymuggle
polio - gone or changed names?

Whenever Polio is mentioned, I tend to stay away from the discussion.

Is polio gone or very close to gone, or has it just changed names?

Please share your opinion and bring your evidence.
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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 441
Posted By kathymuggle
No. The bottom line is very few cases of Polio...

No. The bottom line is very few cases of Polio exist in the world today. IIRC think there has been less that 500 or so per year worldwide for over a decade. No cases have been anywhere near me....
Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 12:36 PM
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Views: 814
Posted By kathymuggle
Thanks! I did think your advice about an IEP...

Thanks!

I did think your advice about an IEP may have been helpful.

In Ontario (not sure of other provinces) an IEP is fairly easy to get - and it may give her mother some leverage when she...
Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By kathymuggle
I am a little confused. Where did Dawn say her...

I am a little confused. Where did Dawn say her daughter had special challenges such as LD or mental issues? If I missed it, my apologies...if not, that seems quite the assumption. We all have...
Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By kathymuggle
I will add that I am very much in favour of...

I will add that I am very much in favour of teaching kids that they are the guardians of what they see, hear...and let into their psyche.

There are books I will not read and movies I will not see...
Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 10:51 AM
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Views: 814
Posted By kathymuggle
I think homeschooling a child because they are...

I think homeschooling a child because they are sensitive to videos is drastic. I think it would be much better to talk to the teacher (if the child is young) and let them know that your child is...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-29-2015, 12:35 PM
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Views: 179
Posted By kathymuggle
Quite frankly, I will be surprised if a universal...

Quite frankly, I will be surprised if a universal flu vaccine makes it to market in all areas. I expect a lot of push back from pharmaceutical companies, and if the government goes for it (it is the...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-28-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By kathymuggle
I think so. Team implies competition, which...

I think so.

Team implies competition, which comes with winners and losers. It is divisive, and I suspect a fair number of compassionate people (including many pro-vaxxers) are not going to...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-28-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By kathymuggle
When I read your original Op, I thought you were...

When I read your original Op, I thought you were just talking about mainstream newspapers. My expectations of MSM are reasonably low - and that is across the board, not just with vaccines. I think...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-28-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By kathymuggle
I think most people make up their minds and then...

I think most people make up their minds and then judge articles through that filter.

So.... a pro-vaxxer reads an article where it is implied vaccines are mandatory for school and exemptions are...
Forum: Unschooling   08-28-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By kathymuggle
I have always disliked the final two weeks of...

I have always disliked the final two weeks of summer, and thoroughly enjoyed the first few weeks when the others kids were back in school, and we could enjoy the great outdoors without the crowds. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-28-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By kathymuggle
flu vax of most benefit when NOT done yearly

This is primarily for the vaxxers and lurkers among us.

Do articles like the ones below concern you? Are they enough to consider having you move to a flu shot every second year schedule? Why or...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-27-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By kathymuggle
I don't think the pertussis vaccine sheds. I...

I don't think the pertussis vaccine sheds. I don't think it prevents transmission - but that isn't the same thing as shedding and causing cases.

Op - have you ever had pertussis? In adults a...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By kathymuggle
Getting SA can be tricky, although you might be...

Getting SA can be tricky, although you might be able to get some online. Three health food stores I went to did not have it. I would locate where to get it, and how long it will take to get it...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By kathymuggle
I wrote a long response, only for the server to...

I wrote a long response, only for the server to be down! Grrr......

We have no idea what our immunization rates are and if they are rising or falling, although people may have "ballpark" ideas. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-21-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,937
Posted By kathymuggle
This article does a good job of explaining why...

This article does a good job of explaining why the current shingles vaccine is a lousy solution to the rise in shingles. Ouch.
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Forum: Vaccinations   08-21-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,937
Posted By kathymuggle
Your original point was that people can have a...

Your original point was that people can have a chicken pox booster every ten year to prevent shingles.

You are mistaken.

In Canada, people get two doses of the varicella vaccine, typically as...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-21-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,937
Posted By kathymuggle
I am not sure where you are from in Canada, but I...

I am not sure where you are from in Canada, but I have never heard anyone refer to the shingles vaccine as "chicken pox booster."

The shingles vaccine is given once (generally), not every 10...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-17-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By kathymuggle
I took a look at this one. I have started with...

I took a look at this one. I have started with "does it work?" a crucial question, as if the evidence for it working is slim, then there is no need to look at safety.
The evidence the CDC uses...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-16-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,937
Posted By kathymuggle
For starters, I do not think vaccines and car...

For starters, I do not think vaccines and car seats are an apt comparison.

That being said, the most interesting thing about your above statement is that I have never heard the argument that one...
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