And it's articles like this that remind me of why I love Mia Freedman...
Could not agree more with all that she says.
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18-03-2012 13:12 #11Senior Member
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18-03-2012 13:16 #12
I 100% agree with the article. Coming from a developing country where i have seen first hand the devastating effect of diseases like polio, tuberculosis , whooping cough and many others as well as the huge benefit the vaccines have given in preventing further cases of these diseases ,I support vaccinating all children.
Ofcourse every parent has the choice to or not to vaccinate . But from history we can see the vaccinations have helped eradicate diseases (like smallpox) completly or atleast in some countries (like polio, tuberculosis). so it is beneficial.
18-03-2012 13:32 #13
I'm happy with the choices I have made, even if others disagree. No, she was not fully vaccinated on starting school because she was delayed, and some were skipped. But the choice wasn't based on internet articles (how could it be? We had no computet or internet until she was nearly 3) instead I followed the guidance of doctors. I've been told on here the reasons are not good enough, but if they are good enough for a cardiologist, 2 paediaticians, our GP, and me, they don't have to be good enough for anyone else
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18-03-2012 13:42 #14
18-03-2012 13:43 #15And the personal choice argument? Well, it's a bit like arguing that driving your car drunk is a personal choice.
18-03-2012 13:44 #16
I don't always agree with the author of this article, but I do agree with her this time. I know so many people who think they are an expert on a particular topic after doing a couple hours 'research' on google, and they think they know more than their doctors who spend years studying medicine, are trained by people who have years of experience, and are guided by science that has had years to develop.
I've seen it on the Hub plenty of times where people recommend that others go against their doctors advice on different issues (eg - 'You totally don't need to have a c-section. Your doctor is wrong. Trust me, I did a google search on it.') I do think it is good to look into things and get as much information from different sources as possible, but ultimately, I trust my Dr. over Dr. Google. (although, I do have an awesome Dr )
Share a book - I think in your situation, you didn't make your decision based on a google search of 'anti-vax', and use that info to decide not to vax. Your medical specialists use the knowledge that they have of vaxxing, AND the knowledge of your individual child's health and own needs (which is something Dr. Google can't give you), and they recommended what you should do. I think that it was obviously wise of you to listen to the advice of so many different medical specialists who were all telling you the same thing.
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18-03-2012 14:53 #17-
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I liked the article too. I completely agree. I see it here all the time. People say to go against a doctors advice, usually based on Google and mothers instinct. It scares me.
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18-03-2012 14:53 #18
Nah, sorry. I stopped reading at
"I'm floored by the extraordinary assumption that he knew better than every scientist in the world _ not to mention Bill and Melinda Gates who are spending hundreds of millions of their own dollars funding vaccination programs in third-world countries to eradicate killer diseases such as malaria."
He's also a huge advocate of GM crops,(Monsanto) so I wouldn't value his opinion on health care, maybe she should do HER research before promoting the likes of Gates.
19-03-2012 12:55 #19Senior Member
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19-03-2012 13:12 #20
Not everyone relies solely on Google, if they do then vaxing is not the biggest problem they will have. One woman delayed solids until 12 months and formula fed her kids because her research told her that formula contains all the essential nutrients, and because it has water + nutrients, that was all they had. The twins were hospitalised soon after they turned 1 and were severely dehydrated, had developmental delays not caused by having a low birth weight, and were malnourished. If they research vaxing on the net, chances are they do all their research on the net. There would be very, very few who do that, not enough to warrant writing an article about.
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