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379 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Friday Open Thread · 1 reply · +9 points

Otherwise known as The Fox News Handbook of Journalizm.

379 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Friday Open Thread · 2 replies · +1 points

It's very possible mine was mixed or injected improperly.

379 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +4 points

Truth. At the district hospital I visited, people were lined up for days to get their chance at accessing a very, very limited supply of vaccines.

Unfortunately, (and this part really broke my heart) they did not have access to anti-tetanus serum and the young child we saw passed away very shortly after we were there. All from a tiny little scrap on the back of his heel.

379 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +4 points

That's what we ended up doing, particularly when it came down to the live vaccines. It was a very limited delay (like, a month or so) and difficult in the sense that you're going for shots far more often.

BUT. They're still covered by the provincial health-care plan whether you do them all at once or not.

I have some issues with Dr. Sears, but I actually found his Vaccine Book to be very useful. Basically: the diseases you're vaccinating against are terrible, so don't skip them, but if you INSIST (which, a lot of his patients do), then these ones are most likely to fuck you up.

379 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Friday Open Thread · 5 replies · +2 points

Sorry, lady. It was rill, rill bad. Like, bruises for days.

Varicella, in comparison, was almost undetectable.

379 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +4 points

I don't know if it's the same in the US, but in Canada people who work with vulnerable populations are usually required to provide proof of immunity to certain communicable diseases.

This is usually done via antibody titre and the Ministry of Health would set a minimum level at which a person would be considered 'immune'. My MMR titre was very, very low, and I even had mumps as a kid!

In sum: bodies are weird.

379 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Friday Open Thread · 11 replies · +4 points

I just had mine done and it hurt like a bastid.

379 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Friday Open Thread · 1 reply · +3 points

Ah, yes. Dr. Offit and I are well acquainted. On paper, I mean.

379 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Friday Open Thread · 2 replies · +21 points

I get that, I really do. I'm vehemently pro-vax and still hemmed and hawed over a delayed schedule. The science can be overwhelming.

But that was an entirely personal struggle and not one that needs to be made public in the effort to 'educate' or help others. It's yet another example of unchecked individualism and placing the perceived well being of oneself and ones' family over the collective.

And it distracts time and resources from legitimate research into the etiology of autism. Which directly affects all of us.

379 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

It took me 20 minutes to unwrap everything.

On the plus side, I didn't have to buy my stapler back via the vending machine.