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Today's show title: IF ONLY I HAD KNOWN<br><br><a href="http://www.montelshow.com/show/upcoming_detail.htm?index=4" target="_blank">http://www.montelshow.com/show/upcom...il.htm?index=4</a><br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">John: Almost died from meningitis because he neglected to get vaccinated</td>
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To sum up - this one case of a kid going off to college & not getting a "suggested" meningitis vax.<br>
His Dr. did not carry them & then the college gave the vax out but John just forgot & came down with a life threatening case of meningitis. This young man had his legs amputated b/c of nerve damage b/c of the meningitis.<br><br>
Ugh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: , I'm yelling at the TV b/c Montel (who I normally like very much) is being all dramatic saying, "If John had only got this ONE vax"..................<br>
I was yelling, "Montel, you have MS..... have you done research about your MS ???. You were in the military & received a myriad of unknown vaxes"<br>
It made me so sad b/c all those folks in the audience were nodding their head in agreement.<br><br>
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">did you happen to notice if the commercials/sponsors were pharma companies by chance?</div>
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OMG! No way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><br>
Gettin' kinda bold, aren't they?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OMG! No way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><br>
Gettin' kinda bold, aren't they?</div>
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No more than usual<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="exclaim"><br><br>
Only people that are aware of it will take notice. The others will be all the more brainwashed.
 

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I don't recall any of the tv ads being pharma related - their might have been a few but I tend to tune them out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">did you happen to notice if the commercials/sponsors were pharma companies by chance?</div>
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Just bringing the original quote -- kdtwiss was asking if people noticed <i>if</i> they were, not <i>that</i> they were.<br><br>
Sorry, I get a bit obsessed with semantics sometimes.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just bringing the original quote -- kdtwiss was asking if people noticed <i>if</i> they were, not <i>that</i> they were.<br><br>
Sorry, I get a bit obsessed with semantics sometimes.</div>
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OOps...I totally misread it....
 

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That is bizarre for Montel...he is usually pretty anti-vax. He did a show about his MS and made it pretty clear that he blame a vax he got in the military for it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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On a semi-related note, I was telling a freind about how I was questioning vaccination, and she, with a dead serious look on her face, said, "If you had seen this one episode of ER, you would never question vaccines." Appearantly she had seen an episode where a couple brought in their two children, whom they didn't vaccinate because of somehting they read in a magazine-- read that: they made non-vaxers look like ignorant idiots. Anyway, one of the kids died and the other one the doctors were just barely able to save. I think they had the measles, but I didn't see it. It just amazes me that people will accept a fictional dramatic program as their medical education.
 

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Oh YEA, ER is a TV Drama - <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> not even a PBS type documentary -<br>
Hey, if it's on TV it MUST be true, right ?? ( sarcasm here) :LOL
 

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Grr.<br><br><br>
I remember that ER too. I was totally irritated. How about the ER where this whole community got pertussis because they were unvaxed......so they whole community that ALREADY HAD pertussis came to the hospital and were lined up and getting pertussis shots. LAME.
 

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Maybe the next show can be a story about a whole church congregation with kids being saved from death by the heroic doctors when they all come down with chicken pox.
 

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and, of course, that e.r. episode is the one that *was* sponsored by a pharm co. (anybody remember which one? i never saw it, but i sure remember the discussion here the next day, lol!)<br><br>
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They have been showing these commercials with these "moms" holding pictures of their "kids" that have either died or have had to have amputations because of Meningitis. Saying that all college students should be vaxed. Really really playing on fears. I mean, I know it happens...but...
 
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