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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Deborah
Mama, sorry! I know that is anecdotal and it went...

Mama, sorry! I know that is anecdotal and it went OT.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-22-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Deborah
Breastfeeding is important and certainly helps. ...

Breastfeeding is important and certainly helps.

However, my mother struggled with breastfeeding, back in the 40s and 50s when there was really no support available and didn't successfully nurse a...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-22-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,198
Posted By Deborah
I probably had mumps. I came home from school...

I probably had mumps. I came home from school with a fever when mumps was "going around" and my mother assumed it must be mumps. I think I was sick for less than 24 hours and my face did not swell...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By Deborah
I do like my optometrist! Very careful and...

I do like my optometrist! Very careful and thorough. 0:)
Forum: Vaccinations   07-22-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,366
Posted By Deborah
Taximom, excellent post! You removed the "frame"...

Taximom, excellent post! You removed the "frame" beautifully.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-22-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Deborah
Reviewing the recommended shots in order can be...

Reviewing the recommended shots in order can be helpful.

1) Get the CDC recommended schedule AND get your state's required schedule for school. Compare.
2) Start with the earliest shots...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,366
Posted By Deborah
Yes, and I think that in non-emergency...

Yes, and I think that in non-emergency situations, forced injections or denial of normal public engagement are inappropriate.

The situations are not comparable. At all.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,366
Posted By Deborah
I don't think Slovenia or Croatia, for that...

I don't think Slovenia or Croatia, for that matter, are countries that the US should be choosing as models.

In fact I find it very scary when people applaud that sort of use of government power...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-22-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,366
Posted By Deborah
Good point. Can you see a difference between an...

Good point. Can you see a difference between an emergency situation involving an immediate choice between life and death and a preventative treatment which may or may not have any results within the...
Forum: Activism and News   07-21-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Deborah
I also try to avoid GMOs, although I don't go...

I also try to avoid GMOs, although I don't go absolutely bonkers about it.

And I'm pleased that Vermont was the state to stick out its neck and demand that GMOs be labeled. We are being sued, of...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,366
Posted By Deborah
Yes, the right we are after is the right to turn...

Yes, the right we are after is the right to turn down a medical intervention which involves the injection of a biological ( http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/biologicals ) into our own...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,366
Posted By Deborah
I think that people should not have an absolute...

I think that people should not have an absolute right to expose others to illness. A perfect example would be a hospital that does not maintain reasonable standards of cleanliness and infects...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By Deborah
That is a great idea! Knowing that the parent or...

That is a great idea! Knowing that the parent or patient is going to be able to see the notes will definitely improve the standard of recordkeeping. >:D
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-21-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By Deborah
Well, you can search VAERS. It is fairly simple...

Well, you can search VAERS. It is fairly simple to limit the search to a particular age group and to particular vaccines.

Another source is Pubmed, again you can limit it to an age range. Let me...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-21-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By Deborah
If you don't have much info on vaxing teens, why...

If you don't have much info on vaxing teens, why not do a bit more research before vaccinating. Always better to go forward feeling confident in your knowledge.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By Deborah
There are a number of reasons I'm concerned about...

There are a number of reasons I'm concerned about vaccine errors and one of the biggest is that if you call vaccine reactions "normal" they are not likely to be recorded. A baby can have fairly...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,366
Posted By Deborah
Good heavens! I'm in Vermont and the area...

Good heavens!

I'm in Vermont and the area where I live has a very high quality hospice program. Some of my library volunteers also volunteer for hospice.

Scary that people are being "disposed...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-20-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By Deborah
It is interesting to read old medical journal...

It is interesting to read old medical journal articles about vaccines and reactions. Doctors in the 40s and 50s were a lot more concerned about vaccine reactions than doctors are now. I think a lot...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,366
Posted By Deborah
True informed consent. The only thing that gives...

True informed consent. The only thing that gives the healthcare recipient a chance. Not a big chance, but a chance.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,084
Posted By Deborah
Super common I think. And I wonder how often it...

Super common I think. And I wonder how often it occurs. Small medical offices may not monitor their refrigerators all that well in the first place and who would ever notice that the vaccines had not...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,366
Posted By Deborah
There is also the whole problem of conflicts of...

There is also the whole problem of conflicts of interest for doctors when they recommend a treatment. Here is a scenario which actually does occur.

A patient has advanced cancer and is unlikely to...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,366
Posted By Deborah
The Pelletier case is interesting in relation to...

The Pelletier case is interesting in relation to this discussion.

I think medical care should be a matter of choice whether to accept or decline. And I think over-ruling parents on medical care...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,113
Posted By Deborah
For the flu vaccine to protect people, it needs...

For the flu vaccine to protect people, it needs to prevent carriage and transmission, not just outright sickness. Does it? People can expose others to influenza BEFORE they are symptomatic. If the...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 972
Posted By Deborah
I hope so too. But if the family is expecting...

I hope so too. But if the family is expecting vaccines to keep the baby safe, I would NOT want to be the one unvaxed person around.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
Posted By Deborah
From the study: "Maternal receipt ...

From the study: "Maternal receipt of flu vaccine during pregnancy was infrequently recorded in medical charts (2 receipts) and primarily came from maternal ...
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