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Old 02-01-2014, 03:23 PM   #46
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You guys all saw this, right?


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Old 03-15-2014, 08:13 AM   #47
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Cavallari: She and Cutler not vaccinating their kids

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Old 03-24-2014, 05:41 AM   #48
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Makes no sense to me. "I'd rather run the risk of my kid dying of polio than possibly being autistic, because I choose to blindly believe things that have been disproven." Right, that's intelligent.


I generally tend to not get a flu shot, but that has a lot more to do with laziness (and not remembering or wanting to be awake to drive into work to get one when they're offered) than anything else. And count me in as one of those kids who was brought over to play with the neighbor kid when they got chicken pox (pre-vaccine though...doesn't really count).
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:58 PM   #49
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The Toll of the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Measles is spreading in NYC

http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1742983

I just began a job at a private elementary school and we're on alert about this. We're going through students' records to really make sure all the kids are vaccinated, while the NYSDOH breathes down our necks to make sure everyone, even the janitor, is vaccinated. Some of the administrators here are from South Asia and they say the First World got too comfortable and forgot what serious diseases are. But yikes, this is terrible and nerve wracking.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:39 AM   #50
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Big outbreak in California now, too. And we just received a health alert in Washington about a woman who attended a Kings of Leon concert and visited several other public places while contagious.

Congrats, anti-vaccine morons. We are starting to really feel the effects of your lunacy.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:56 AM   #51
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listened to this on the radio today

How Public Health Advocates Are Trying To Reach Non-Vaccinators : Shots - Health News : NPR

apparently, Whole Foods Stores shoppers and Libertarians are more likely to be the smart people that opt out
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:24 AM   #52
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In fairness, flu shots are not quite analogous to the polio, measles etc. vaccines.

I mean they're (flu shots) a good idea I guess, but more of a hail-mary pass than anything. Not a guarantee, given how variable the strain may be from season to season.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:13 AM   #53
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Flu shots are not the same as general vaccines, at all. As Keiran already said, the Flu virus changes rapidly so a vaccine active now might not be useful next year. The vaccines for measles, polio and all the other 'child' vaccine diseases all get their ass kicked by their vaccins so they are easily exterminated by just giving your kid their goddamn shots.
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Flu shots are always basically guesswork - you have to guess correctly at NEXT year's strain. They include the main flu epidemic strains + whatever the mathematical model predicts will be the main strain next year (based on this year's and previous years' data).

Flu shots are primarily intended for the old, the very young, pregnant women and the immunocompromised. And healthy adults who work in the medical community. For the rest of us, it's a take-it-or-leave-it sort of proposition, tbh.
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I find flu shots for healthy adults not necessary, cause it really is managable. The Man-Flu, on the other hand..... they really oughta get some meds for that.
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