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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By kathymuggle
So 18% has been reworked to 60%? Little...

So 18% has been reworked to 60%? Little desperate.

Just own that it is a crappy efficacy rate and demand more from the vaccines you use.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By kathymuggle
There is a third choice -which is fight it. ...

There is a third choice -which is fight it. Medical recommendations should be based on science and ethics - mandatory flu vaccines have neither in their court.

Here is an article on the...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By kathymuggle
Hmmm.....if the flu vaccine was highly effective,...

Hmmm.....if the flu vaccine was highly effective, I could see an argument for masks. The counter argument would be that everyone would thus know who does and does not get flu vaccine (which is a...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 931
Posted By kathymuggle
People notice that those who consume maple syrup...

People notice that those who consume maple syrup have a higher incidence of diabetes.

To evaluate the idea, they look at data over time. They note that maple syrup usage has gone down but...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 931
Posted By kathymuggle
I think that may be overstating the case. ...

I think that may be overstating the case.

If thimerosal is only one of several environmental factors at play in autism ( and many experts believe environmental factors are multi-factoral) , it...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By kathymuggle
This paragraph annoyed me for its inaccuracies: ...

This paragraph annoyed me for its inaccuracies:

You may have heard that vaccines contain mercury. This was a major red flag for me. It turns out that 'mercury' is one of those buzzwords that ...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-17-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By kathymuggle
Low platelet count is listed on the VIS. ...

Low platelet count is listed on the VIS.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mmr.html

The CDC also says the rate is 1/30 000 doses, not one in 40 000 as the article says.

The...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-17-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By kathymuggle
Oh, and I agree the article hits many vaccine...

Oh, and I agree the article hits many vaccine talking points. It feels a little contrived.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-17-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By kathymuggle
Would I vaccinate again given her circumstances? ...

Would I vaccinate again given her circumstances? Probably not. I would do a lot of research into what caused it and if my child was perhaps prone to it before making any decision. I would dig...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-16-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,766
Posted By kathymuggle
I mostly agree with the bolded. I do think I...

I mostly agree with the bolded. I do think I could learn, given appropriate resources, the answers to questions that were highly technical. The learning curve would be steep, however, and to be...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-16-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,766
Posted By kathymuggle
The idea that scientists are uniquely...

The idea that scientists are uniquely authoritative and above scrutiny because of how scientists operate - peer review, discussion, collaboration, clubs, etc is scientism. If the idea is being...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By kathymuggle
Yeah. I think antibiotics are used to possibly...

Yeah. I think antibiotics are used to possibly prevent transmission or to prevent secondary infections, but I also read that antibiotics slow recovery time of pertussis by about a week. I am...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By kathymuggle
They visited family where the father (their...

They visited family where the father (their uncle) had a bad cold.
http://thescientificparent.org/learning-the-hard-way-my-journey-from-antivaxx-to-science/#more-576
Score one for adults having...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-15-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,766
Posted By kathymuggle
I think humans in general are very bad at knowing...

I think humans in general are very bad at knowing when they are wrong. It is one of those things we see in hindsight, if at all. It doesn't matter though. I may be bad at determining when I...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-14-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,766
Posted By kathymuggle
It is a claim that does not hold up to scrutiny,...

It is a claim that does not hold up to scrutiny, IMHO.

If you read a lot of studies, you will note that it is very common for many studies to end with "needs further investigation". If you read...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-14-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,766
Posted By kathymuggle
I will read the articles. Commenting on the...

I will read the articles.

Commenting on the title alone, I see no need to challenge scientists, or any other person (save for those who voluntary post on discussion boards and want to be...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-14-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By kathymuggle
They are culturally different, though. They...

They are culturally different, though.

They have two major similarities - they are both new world, and they are both big fish in their respective ponds.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-14-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By kathymuggle
I would love insight on this from someone who...

I would love insight on this from someone who knows Australia well. It is a head scratcher.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-14-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By kathymuggle
Why?

Why?
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,225
Posted By kathymuggle
A parent has a right to tell their story. ...

A parent has a right to tell their story. Period. Other people using their story? That is messier and needs to be done respectfully.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,239
Posted By kathymuggle
[QUOTE=DahliaRW;18673410]This article/graphs...

[QUOTE=DahliaRW;18673410]This article/graphs don't speak to cause, though. It's hard to know if intussesception from the vaccine is MORE or LESS likely to require surgery than intussesception due to...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By kathymuggle
I thought this was a good read on the "social...

I thought this was a good read on the "social contract"and its limitations, for those who are interested in such things. Pages 20-25.
...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,239
Posted By kathymuggle
Kathy

Kathy
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By kathymuggle
If she harassed another student, that is not...

If she harassed another student, that is not good.

When I read your post I assumed (my bad) she was in trouble for making homophobic remarks. That does not appear to be the case. The nurse...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By kathymuggle
My youngest nephew was vaccinated, although not...

My youngest nephew was vaccinated, although not with MMR, and regressed into autism around 2.5. He developed autism after a significant virus. He has since had MMR, and does indeed have gut issues.
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