Myths as they relate to not vaccinating

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Registered: 10-25-2008
Myths as they relate to not vaccinating
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Sun, 12-14-2008 - 6:45pm

Here are a list of myths that people use to not vaccinate and basically why the rationale does not work:


1. Autism is caused by vaccinations


Truth: So far, 10 studies involving thousands of children have yet to find any connection between the MMr vaccination and autism. The original paper suggesting a connection between the two was formally retracted by 10 0f 13 authors in 2004


*The type of mercury in thermisol does not accumulate in the body. So how can it be harmful?


* Autism rates have continued to rise even after the drug companies phased out thermisol in 2001.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2008
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 10:47am
Why does there need to be deaths to want to avoid a horrible thing like measles from happening. I would NEVER want my kids to be sick when they would not have to be. You call me sick. To me that is a sick way of thinking.
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Registered: 04-09-2008
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 10:49am
That is your opinion, Dex - all of which you're entitled to. Enjoy your day.
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Rands

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Registered: 10-25-2008
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 10:51am

I don't need studies - not when they end with some BS about being "inconclusive"! Common sense is readily available...

Isn't that what all you are going by? Inconclusive studies linking autism to vaccinations? LOL

" On the left you have billions of vaccinated children with various autoimmune disorders and brain injury.

On the right you have ??? vaccinated children with various autoimmune disorders and brain injury.

The evidence is CLEARLY right before your eyes! Maybe some people just need to open them?"

OMG, I HOPE you have studies as well to back up this info. AN exactly where are these BILLIONS of children. I would LOVE to read/see this one first hand. Please share with us where this info came from.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 11:23am
Do you seriously think these options are being given to the majority? Do you seriously think the majority are even aware there are options?






Seriously .. love the tone you use here.

I agree that most people don't have a clue what they are putting into their bodies and put complete faith in their medical providers ... not an excuse, though ... we all have the right to accept or refuse any amount of care and just because one has blind faith in the system doesn't make the system wrong. "The system" does what works best for it .. economically and statistically -- until enough people demand that it change, it won't. People are content to just stick out their arms for whatever is coming their way. It is each of our individual responsibilities to educate ourselves. The resources are available, and it doesn't take much looking to find them.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 11:47am

You are right, I agree the resources are there, but unfortunately, most trust their drs without question, heck, I used to. After all, dr knows best, or at least that is what I grew up believing, until I life smacked me in the face & jolted me out of my fog.

So while the options are out there, it really is a moot point if the majority are unaware of this.


If you're questioning vaccines or not vaccinating at all, stop by the Non-Vaccine Support Board that I proudly host: http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppnonvaccine


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that which can be explained by greed and incompetence”


But never assume that the greedy and incompetent,


-- through stupidity or willful ignorance --


are not unknowingly part of a deeper conspiracy.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 12:46pm

ITA.


Rands

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 12:54pm

"I know how ignorant I was of the vaccines, and I don't think I was an exception."

Me too. ITA.






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Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 1:00pm

"This is absoutely not true."

Sure there is - what about the female who has wild measles that one day gets pregnant - she passes measles antibodies across the placenta and in her breast milk protecting her newborn from the disease? After all - most Drs don't give the MMR till 12-15 months of age.

This level of antibody transfer does not happen at the same rate for those who were vaccinated against measles. It's lower for the vaccinated population.

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"In addition, measles susceptibility of infants younger than 1 year of age may have increased. During the 1989–1991 measles resurgence, incidence rates for infants were more than twice as high as those in any other age group. The mothers of many infants who developed measles were young, and their measles immunity was most often due to vaccination rather than infection with wild virus. As a result, a smaller amount of antibody was transferred across the placenta to the fetus, compared with antibody transfer from mothers who had higher antibody titers resulting from wild-virus infection. The lower quantity of antibody resulted in immunity that waned more rapidly, making infants susceptible at a younger age than in the past."

Source: CDC Pink Book: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/meas.pdf

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2007
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 1:29pm

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That's just ridiculous Alice.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 9:55pm

That link is broken. Has anyone noticed - the CDC is taking down articles that we use on a regular basis. I've started creating PDF's but filing them all has become chaotic.

If anyone finds it back up, please respond.

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