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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 07:29 PM
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Posted By kathymuggle
Another article.... ...

Another article....
http://quillette.com/2017/03/03/why-social-scientists-should-not-participate-in-the-march-for-science/

I saw the title and was intrigued...I hoped that someone was saying that...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By kathymuggle
How on earth does vaccinating your kids have...

How on earth does vaccinating your kids have anything to do with Earth Day?

This kind of stuff just pisses people off and taints Earth Day - not the other way around.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 05:12 AM
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Views: 258
Posted By kathymuggle
Speaking of politics, it is exactly why memphis...

Speaking of politics, it is exactly why memphis had 2 marches
https://www.wired.com/2017/04/memphis-two-marches-science/
Forum: Vaccinations   04-24-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By kathymuggle
sciencism?

Cute, appropriate...or sciencism?

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/our-favourite-signs-from-earth-days-march-for-science/81593/



The idea that scientists are being put forward...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-17-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 792
Posted By kathymuggle
Then he might not graduate. All or almost all...

Then he might not graduate. All or almost all students in Ontario need 40 hours of volunteer work to graduate. That is why I suggested it - I truly feel volunteering can improve someones outlook...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-17-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 792
Posted By kathymuggle
Recall them. It sucks you have to, but that is...

Recall them. It sucks you have to, but that is life.

If you are in a major urban area, there is definitely more than one group that counsels youth with mental health issues for free - perhaps...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-16-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 792
Posted By kathymuggle
Ok. You and I are in the same province - and I...

Ok. You and I are in the same province - and I am white and reasonably well educated. You can get therapy for your child, and paid for by OHIP (btdt). In my case I called a series of numbers,...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-11-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By kathymuggle
A little OT, but along the same vein: Some...

A little OT, but along the same vein:

Some vaccine enthusiast express anger that non-vaxxers won't self-identify...while simultaneously promoting excluding non-vaxxers.

Don't want people to...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-10-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By kathymuggle
http://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-c...

http://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/EdWeek.jpg

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/students-with-disabilities-on-the-rise-driven-by-autism/


Drop in all...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-10-2017, 08:11 PM
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Views: 1,209
Posted By kathymuggle
As stated above, I am willing to buy that some...

As stated above, I am willing to buy that some intellectual disability simply got switched over to ASD; I am not willing to buy the effect is big enough to account for the exponential rise in ASD. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-10-2017, 07:51 PM
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Posted By kathymuggle
I am not entirely buying this ( I am not saying...

I am not entirely buying this ( I am not saying you are making stuff up, just saying that the stats are likely complicated and I do not know enough about them to have a good picture. Moreover, these...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-10-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By kathymuggle
I did not say it was a small decrease. I said it...

I did not say it was a small decrease. I said it did not account for the rise in ASD diagnosis - and it doesn't. It likely does play a part, but how much is unknown. Moreover, intellectual...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-10-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By kathymuggle
yes, there are a lot of reasons people do not see...

yes, there are a lot of reasons people do not see the explosion of autism. A few might include:

-Their kids are just too young. The average age of diagnosis is still around 4 or 5. If you...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-10-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By kathymuggle
I have trouble caring about clusters, if I am...

I have trouble caring about clusters, if I am honest.

It is often dragged out as a desperate attempt to win an argument, although the cluster argument it does have some (small) merit on its...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-10-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By kathymuggle
I am not quite sure what your point with the...

I am not quite sure what your point with the graph is.

Yes, Intellectual disability rates have fallen, but they have fallen nowhere near the rates ASD has risen. People just need to look at the...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-09-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By kathymuggle
ASD rates might plateau eventually. That does...

ASD rates might plateau eventually. That does not mean we are not right to be concerned with the years of rise.

One of the things that makes me guffaw loudly is this:

About 15 years ago when...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-05-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,933
Posted By kathymuggle
Unvaccinated -as in not vaccinated for flu this...

Unvaccinated -as in not vaccinated for flu this season. Thanks for asking - it is good to clarify.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-05-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,933
Posted By kathymuggle
I think most kids who died of the flu likely were...

I think most kids who died of the flu likely were not vaccinated for the flu that year. Please note we are talking small numbers here, like 90 per year on average out of 70 million children, and 50%...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-05-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By kathymuggle
Reading anecdotes of those high on the spectrum...

Reading anecdotes of those high on the spectrum and deciding those speak for everyone else on the spectrum is like reading anecdote of those who send their kids to high ranked school in wealthy...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-04-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By kathymuggle
Goodness yes you either believe in vaccines...

Goodness yes

you either believe in vaccines or you are anti science
you either believe in vaccines or you are a conspiracy theorist
you either believe in vaccines or you are pro disease
if you...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-29-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By kathymuggle
well, yes (ish). We have ultimately decided...

well, yes (ish).

We have ultimately decided that she likely suffers from some anxiety and we have seen our GP and have an intake call with mental health next week for counselling. We also have...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-29-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,623
Posted By kathymuggle
Speaking of Ontario ads.... I get to watch...

Speaking of Ontario ads....

I get to watch this when I go to the movies. Blech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BOk8E8j3FM

(as an uncomfortable aside, if you believe vaccines can...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-28-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,623
Posted By kathymuggle
Nonsense. Only TORONTO thinks it is the centre...

Nonsense. Only TORONTO thinks it is the centre of the universe. :grin:
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-28-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By kathymuggle
...Ok, because you asked.... It is "sure"...

...Ok, because you asked....

It is "sure" not "shure."

I have 2 daughters - aged 14 and 18.

I tend to think infertility from being kicked in the groin is rare - lots of men get groin...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-28-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By kathymuggle
It should completely be up to Emma. I can see a...

It should completely be up to Emma. I can see a lot of kids going for it, though. Done in the spirit of fun, it could be pretty cool!
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