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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 06:58 AM
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Posted By kathymuggle
The quote Tea posted is a common pro-vax...

The quote Tea posted is a common pro-vax assertion: that non-vaxxers are free-loaders, reaping the benefits while letting everyone else take the risk. I expect she posted the quote because she...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 06:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,613
Posted By kathymuggle
I don't think understanding why an ingredient is...

I don't think understanding why an ingredient is in something makes it any more or less scary.

i know why asbestos was used - I still find it a "scary" thing!
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By kathymuggle
Well, call me a sucker, but I did the survey. It...

Well, call me a sucker, but I did the survey. It did not take long but parts of it were a bit too yes/no with no gray areas.

I have twice posted school related questions for my son (well he...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,077
Posted By kathymuggle
Why not? People who cannot be vaccinated can...

Why not? People who cannot be vaccinated can carry and spread disease just as easy as those unvaccinated by choice. If you deliberately bring your unvaxxed baby or immune compromised child out...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,077
Posted By kathymuggle
When I see a celebrity come out as pro-vaccine, i...

When I see a celebrity come out as pro-vaccine, i often woder if it is a bit of a publicity gimmick. Oh - look how caring they are - they are trying to protect babies! They could very well be...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,802
Posted By kathymuggle
Many moons ago, I actively tried to persuade my...

Many moons ago, I actively tried to persuade my cousin to breastfeed. I hope I was not gauche enough to comment when she didn't...but I bet she knew my feelings on the matter.


That did not...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,802
Posted By kathymuggle
There is no movement afoot to oppose vaccines. I...

There is no movement afoot to oppose vaccines. I suspect that is what is at the root of this insistence of calling pro-vaccine- choice people anti-vax. They want to make it seem like there are...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,802
Posted By kathymuggle
Lol. I edited my post in an attempt at being...

Lol. I edited my post in an attempt at being concise/not going any more off topic than we already are. Perhaps that ship has sailed.


As per full moons, I have heard a full moon can influence...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,802
Posted By kathymuggle
This is quite over the top.

This is quite over the top.
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,802
Posted By kathymuggle
Please name a handful of real contributions...

Please name a handful of real contributions skeptic sites and organisations such as V4V have made over the last 20 years in vaccine safety. They haven't...yet they encourage vaccination.

Real...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,802
Posted By kathymuggle
Not quite, lol. I think things like talk of...

Not quite, lol. I think things like talk of jailing and suing non-vaxxing parents is much lower.


That being said, I find calling NVIC anti-vax by most definitions fairly preposterous.


I...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,802
Posted By kathymuggle
It is done to differentiate between those who are...

It is done to differentiate between those who are pro-vax and those who are militant about it - shaming others, wanting strict school exemptions, etc. Not everyone who posts here that is pro-vax is...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,802
Posted By kathymuggle
We should start putting "pro-vax" in quotes and...

We should start putting "pro-vax" in quotes and then people can guess what we really mean…..
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,802
Posted By kathymuggle
Publishers publish what they think will sell. ...

Publishers publish what they think will sell.

I think it is much more work to have a book published as opposed to setting up a website, but I do not think book publishing and establishment of...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By kathymuggle
I thought this blog author put it very well: ...

I thought this blog author put it very well:

"I am very aware of the many layers and levels of privilege that I possess as a wealthy, western, middle-class, educated, intelligent, able, articulate...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By kathymuggle
Even if it is a privilage to be able to stay home...

Even if it is a privilage to be able to stay home with your kids, that should have no bearing on your vaccine decision.
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By kathymuggle
Any sort of argument around privilage doesn't do...

Any sort of argument around privilage doesn't do it for me.

Privilage is rarely (never?) a reason to avoid or do something.

Assuming I wanted to send my kids to private school, am i supposed to...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-03-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 818
Posted By kathymuggle
So not trusting (and trust is a spectrum, IMO) a...

So not trusting (and trust is a spectrum, IMO) a company that does not deserve your trust=conspiracy theorist?
Forum: Vaccinations   03-03-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 818
Posted By kathymuggle
I do. I think it is possible to like a persons...

I do. I think it is possible to like a persons general body of work while disagreeing with certain stances.


In a way I get why people can think pharmaceutical companies are evil (not my words)...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-03-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 818
Posted By kathymuggle
That is twice the conspiracy word was used today,...

That is twice the conspiracy word was used today, without any provaction. Sigh-de-sigh, sigh, sigh.

That being said, I have never had the impression you personally avoided criticism on vaccines....
Forum: Vaccinations   03-03-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,241
Posted By kathymuggle
I disagree with the bolded. We do not...

I disagree with the bolded.

We do not really have a good handle on serious adverse reaction rate - so how can we say vaccines are safer than disease? We can't. The issue because even muddier...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-03-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 818
Posted By kathymuggle
I don't really trust car mechanics. I think too...

I don't really trust car mechanics. I think too many use customer ignorance against them to turn a quick buck. That being said, I know virtually nothing about car repair, so even though I do not...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-03-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,613
Posted By kathymuggle
I feel so ignored, lol. Tea, you know...

I feel so ignored, lol.

Tea, you know conversations and debates go both ways, right? I responded to the statement on Dr. Sears more than once, but you have avoided my question. I can only...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-03-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,241
Posted By kathymuggle
You must know that none of this is reassuring. ...

You must know that none of this is reassuring. :wink:

Russian Roulette is fun!

In all seriousness... barring a few known risk factors and some rather nebulous ones, we have no idea who is...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-03-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,613
Posted By kathymuggle
Bumping in case this got missed amidst the...

Bumping in case this got missed amidst the trumped up charge of conspiracy theory.

Tea?
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