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#1 Falling Awake

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

Saw this news article today.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health-fi...ompact+news_rss

Frightening.

#2 IsolaBella

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

Speechless



#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

Well as someone called Melanie who had measles as a child (because I am very old and the vaccination was not yet available) I am here to tell you there was no 'dancing in the garden showing off my rash', nor was there any 'melon and carrot juice to help me get better'.

There was days and days of fever, slipping in and out of consciousness and obvious family worry - when I toddled out to the kitchen unannounced when my fever broke and asked "Can I have an egg?" my very reserved family burst into tears !

Nothing 'marvellous' at all!

#4 elmo_mum

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

ummm
people used to have measles parties all the time.....

#5 ubermum

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

Yeah, that's been out for a while. The anti-vax loonies love it. I bet all the parents in Africa who have no access to vaccines don't think it's so marvelous when their children die.  Nor do parents like me, who have a child to young to be vaxxed and will be holding my breath until she is done. Those who don't vax for no other reason than "I've read the research (aka. jumped on the AVN bandwagon with the rest of the tin foil hat conspiracy theorists) make me sick.

#6 Tarantara

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

Had this codswallop linked to me last night on the dreaded FB:

http://vactruth.com/2013/01/06/paralyzed-a...ngitis-vaccine/

I don't understand why parents don't want to protect their children. I've cried every time my son gets jabbed, worse than him. I still bloody take him because he is healthy and able to be immunised. Not every parent has that luxury.



#7 MissingInAction

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:16 AM

Unbelievable!!

#8 ubermum

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

Every time my child gets a free set of vaccinations, I buy these for those not so fortunate.

http://www.unicef.org.au/Charity-Gifts/measles-vaccine.aspx

#9 glasnost

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

That women is obviously dealing with a very sad event in her life and trying to find answers in the wrong place. In doing so she is putting other children at risk . sad.gif

QUOTE (ubermum @ 08/01/2013, 08:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time my child gets a free set of vaccinations, I buy these for those not so fortunate.

http://www.unicef.org.au/Charity-Gifts/measles-vaccine.aspx



What a great idea ubermum.

#10 protart roflcoptor

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

That is just freaking crazy!!

I have actually considered leaving EB in protest when I noticed that we now have a sub forum for non vax support!
Fairfax ought to be ashamed. Or perhaps sued when a parent is mislead into non vaxing and their child sufferers terribly from a preventable disease.



#11 FaithHopeLove

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:57 AM

My best friend's older brother died because of the measles over 30 years ago. it is no laughing matter and i find it sad and concerning that people don't understand how easily preventible a tragic outcome is.

#12 AdelTwins

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

I think she's the same lady that makes the ads for tampons with all the ladies swimming and having an awesome time! wink.gif

#13 Jenferal

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

That sort of thing makes me ill to see.
It shouldn't be allowed to be published at all IMO.

#14 daisydo

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

Dumb.

#15 antigone_

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 08/01/2013, 09:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time my child gets a free set of vaccinations, I buy these for those not so fortunate.

http://www.unicef.org.au/Charity-Gifts/measles-vaccine.aspx


Thank you! I just bought the $34 Polio gift for a friend's birthday today!! Great discovery original.gif

#16 .Jerry.

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

I remember having the measles as a child.  Very miserable and in bed.  Definitely not dancing in a garden.

#17 ~sydblue~

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE (elmo_mum @ 08/01/2013, 08:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ummm
people used to have measles parties all the time.....

So that makes it okay?

#18 PrizzyII

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

The end result of the middle-class belief that thanks to the internet and "having done my research" people truly genuinely believe they know more/better than professionals. Vaccination is just one area where this is an issue, there's plenty more, it abounds on EB.

#19 HRH Countrymel

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (elmo_mum @ 08/01/2013, 08:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ummm
people used to have measles parties all the time.....



QUOTE (~sydblue~ @ 08/01/2013, 10:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So that makes it okay?


In some minds I think it does.

When my Uncle was a little boy with leukaemia in the 1940s his 'treatment' was eating raw slices of calves liver.

Hey... it's natural, that's what they 'used to do' - perhaps we should do that now too?

I mean it didn't work, he died - but it has to be better than those nasty chemicals... right?

#20 Excentrique Feral

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE (elmo_mum @ 08/01/2013, 07:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ummm
people used to have measles parties all the time.....


you sure that isn't chicken pox your thinking of?

#21 BadCat

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

Stupidity makes me the saddest when it affects the lives of children.  sad.gif

#22 BobBottersnike

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

And pity the poor child of the anti-vaxxer who gets measles and discovers that, far from dancing around the garden with butterflies as they've been lead to believe by that ridiculous book, it is a horrible and debilitating disease that can have life long consequences, including brain damage.

But of course, that's so very much better than pumping the nasty evil vaccines chemicals into your body  rant.gif

#23 purplekitty

Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE (ossim roflcopter @ 08/01/2013, 08:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have actually considered leaving EB in protest when I noticed that we now have a sub forum for non vax support!
Fairfax ought to be ashamed. Or perhaps sued when a parent is mislead into non vaxing and their child sufferers terribly from a preventable disease.
It's been there for quite a while and although there aren't many posts in there anymore I'm sure the PM system runs hot. At the moment there are requests for information on homeopathic vaccination.

Because it is a support forum you are deleted if you correct any misleading information or incorrect medial advice. sad.gif

These books are also fun. I like "pauls pleasant polio".
http://www.blissfulblightbooks.com/

#24 ednaboo

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

I had a mild case of measles when I was about 10.  I also had measles when I was under 12mo, so AFAIK I wasn't vaccinated for it.  Anyhow, even my mild second dose was very unpleasant.  I was most certainly not cavorting in the garden.  The book is clearly a load of nonsense.  

Prizzyll: I agree.  I find it fascinating (and sometimes scary) that so many people think a bit of Googling makes them as educated on (insert topic here - vaccination, obstetrics, etc) as an expert in that field.  What they don't appreciate is that unlike an expert they don't know what they don't know!

#25 FiveAus

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

Measles was horrid, and so was mumps. I had both as a child as there were no vaccines for them back then. No parties that I can recall, our parents dreaded their children getting those diseases. And chicken pox........a bad case of chicken pox was revolting. I remember my sister having it so bad that her scalp was caked with scabs, she had them in her ears, up her nose, inside her mouth and goodness knows where else.
The anti-itch remedies then weren't very effective either.....calamine lotion was about it. Messy and ineffective.






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