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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Deborah
Public "health" seems to equal harassment and...

Public "health" seems to equal harassment and nit-picking. Plus a fair amount of dishonesty. (I'm thinking of the endless ranting about herd immunity, when so many of the required vaccines do not...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 12:25 PM
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Views: 100
Posted By Deborah
This is why the distrust of GMOs runs so deep. If...

This is why the distrust of GMOs runs so deep. If we have the info to choose NOT to consume GMOs, then a discussion of the science makes sense. If we are unable to choose because the GMOs are hidden,...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 11:11 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,959
Posted By Deborah
And I thought poor people in the developing world...

And I thought poor people in the developing world were BEGGING for vaccines for their children.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Deborah
I think the situation is just quirky enough that...

I think the situation is just quirky enough that the journalists will continue to talk about it. After all, it doesn't actually involve criticizing vaccines, just questioning a bureaucratic bit of...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-23-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Deborah
I've said before that mandatory vaccinations for...

I've said before that mandatory vaccinations for legislators are absolutely necessary.

Consider these points:

Legislators shake hundreds of people's hands. They kiss babies! School children by...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-23-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,959
Posted By Deborah
They are assuming that people will just accept...

They are assuming that people will just accept the "explanation" and not do any further research.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Deborah
I'd like a demonstration that "coincidence...

I'd like a demonstration that "coincidence disorder" strikes at the same rate after visits to the grocery store as after visits to the doctor.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Deborah
There are things we can control about our health...

There are things we can control about our health and things we cannot.

Epidemics, historically, have always been more common during wars or famines. They also occur when a population meets a new...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-22-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Deborah
I think a brilliant example are the vaccines for...

I think a brilliant example are the vaccines for HPV. A non-worry for most people. But the vaccines became "musts" for thousands of young women.

Next up--a vaccine for restless leg syndrome!
Forum: Vaccinations   05-22-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Deborah
And if there isn't demand, it can be created.

And if there isn't demand, it can be created.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-22-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Deborah
I wonder... Could typhoid have been...

I wonder...

Could typhoid have been eradicated in the US if we had just gone with a vaccine rather than improving water quality and living conditions?

For example, a NY tenement building with...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-22-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Deborah
In my book, questioning authority is 1) normal...

In my book, questioning authority is
1) normal for young people
2) shows good sense when it applies to a product which is universally pushed; is profitable and steadily becoming more so and...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-21-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Deborah
There was a vaccine for scarlet fever. There is...

There was a vaccine for scarlet fever. There is very little info available about the vaccine, but it seems to have been both ineffective and very dangerous.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-21-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Deborah
There we go again, crazy anti-vaxers with the...

There we go again, crazy anti-vaxers with the conspiracy theories...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Deborah
The book came as a shock when I read it to review...

The book came as a shock when I read it to review it for the library I run. I expected it to be very heavy and serious. It is extremely funny, entertaining and serious. Quite a trick.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Deborah
Thanks again for your thoughtful responses.

Thanks again for your thoughtful responses.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Deborah
All very good points. I'll go with this one....

All very good points.

I'll go with this one.

In the US, during the 1800s, a huge movement of people occurred from rural areas into cities. The death rate from infectious diseases shot way up....
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Deborah
I want to return to the earlier discussion...

I want to return to the earlier discussion looking at whether a narrow focus actually ends up delivering the desired outcome.

The bit I meant to mention but skipped, is that we don't have...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Deborah
Perhaps a pharma rep? It does seem likely...

Perhaps a pharma rep?

It does seem likely that whoever it is did receive at least one dose of the vaccine, though.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Deborah
nm!

nm!
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Deborah
I can see your reasoning, but there are huge...

I can see your reasoning, but there are huge problems.

1) Narrow focus. As I pointed out, this can make something look like a remarkable success, when the real world outcome is very bad. A...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Deborah
Not only parents are ignorant about the vaccine...

Not only parents are ignorant about the vaccine injury compensation program!
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Deborah
Good question. My guess is that they don't want a...

Good question. My guess is that they don't want a comparison group.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By Deborah
"We looked at the numbers really carefully" ...

"We looked at the numbers really carefully"
translation:

the studies were all designed not to spot certain sorts of problems and they worked.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Deborah
The focus on specific diseases rather than on...

The focus on specific diseases rather than on health works well for some interests.

Consider, for example, the increases in acute flaccid paralysis and the decreases in polio. If the point of the...
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