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Susan in TX

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  1. From NPR about booster shots: "Any available vaccine should first go to people around the world who are at high risk of hospitalization and deaths, said Dr. Michael Ryan of the WHO. 'If we think about this in terms of an analogy, we're planning to hand out extra life jackets to people who already have life jackets, while we're leaving other people to drown without a single life jacket.'" https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/08/18/1028941909/why-a-push-for-boosters-could-make-the-pandemic-even-worse Susan in TX
  2. Please enlighten me. What do you expect to happen to those who refuse the vaccine? Susan in TX
  3. And Vermont has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. 😟 Susan in TX
  4. The difference is that the Covid vaccines are not fully approved. They have Emergency use Authorization. Because of that: "FDA must ensure that recipients of the vaccine under an EUA are informed, to the extent practicable given the applicable circumstances, that FDA has authorized the emergency use of the vaccine, of the known and potential benefits and risks, the extent to which such benefits and risks are unknown, that they have the option to accept or refuse the vaccine, and of any available alternatives to the product." https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/emergency-use-authorization-vaccines-explained So we have employers requiring vaccines that the FDA says recipients must have the option to refuse. Susan in TX
  5. Related to spread by the vaccinated I found this https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e2.htm?s_cid=mm7031e2_w "...Ct values obtained with SARS-CoV-2 qualitative RT-PCR diagnostic tests might provide a crude correlation to the amount of virus present in a sample and can also be affected by factors other than viral load.††† Although the assay used in this investigation was not validated to provide quantitative results, there was no significant difference between the Ct values of samples collected from breakthrough cases and the other cases. This might mean that the viral load of vaccinated and unvaccinated persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 is also similar. However, microbiological studies are required to confirm these findings." Susan in TX
  6. Where is the proof? Are there studies? How exactly do we know this is happening and to what extent? Susan in TX
  7. What is the evidence for this? Susan in TX
  8. First I want to say that I respect your choices so I am not trying to convince you to change your mind. BUT I do wonder what the statistical possibility is for asymptomatic spread by the vaccinated? My educated guess is that it is very small. Do we even have any proof that Covid has been spread by the vaccinated? AND if others are choosing to participate in the choir anyway, does your participation increase their risk in any meaningful way? Just some things to think about. Susan in TX
  9. Source? Also https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2021/05/covid-19-hospitalizations-among-kids-likely-overcounted.html "Children being treated in hospitals are tested for SARS-CoV-2, but many who test positive never develop COVID-19 symptoms, leading to overestimates of disease severity, a study found." Susan in TX
  10. Children have very low risk of morbidity/mortality from Covid. Susan in TX
  11. Why? Why cant you join choir? Why do you have to be a hermit? If you are vaccinated, you are protected from severe disease. If other people are vaccinated, they are also protected. Those who chose not to get vaccinated chose to take that risk so you have no obligation to protect them. So go out and live your life! Susan in TX
  12. There is also evidence that pertussis has mutated which makes the vaccines less effective. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23029513/ Susan in TX
  13. There are so many things that can cause or contribute to depression. You need a really good doctor who will leave no stone unturned. Also a naturopathic doctor might be helpful. There are a lot of nutritional things that can contribute to depression and regular doctors are not educated about such things. If that doesn't help find a different psychiatrist. It is common to have to try different meds and it can take time and a lot of trial and error. Also sleep is very important. If something is interfering with you getting quality sleep that can cause or contribute to depression. And you aren't doing anything wrong. Susan in TX
  14. One thing you might want to consider is her diet. My son gets very grumpy and hard to deal with when he eats certain food. Certain foods also spike his anxiety. One of the things he is sensitive to is annato. It is in yellow cheese and a lot of snack foods and ice cream. He is sensitive to other food additives as well. We have had a lot of improvement in behavior after eliminating processed food and sugar. Susan in TX
  15. But if you do use it constantly then she will very likely change her behavior. Also, you don't necessarily have to be punitive. You can just pull her aside and say something like "I can see you are having a hard time getting along with the other kids right now. I'd like you to come help me with (insert something she can help you with.)" Or you can give her some options of things she can do by herself for a bit. Susan in TX
  16. I simply wouldn't tolerate name calling or other verbal abuse. I would discipline her for it just as you would for hitting. And if the other kids are instigating then I would discipline them as well. Susan in TX
  17. I would either find a way to to homeschool or send her to a different school. If she stays in school she should be tested for a learning disability. The fact that she is 7 and the teacher thinks she needs to be held back is evidence that there might be something wrong and she might benefit from having an IEP. In my experience private schools do not do a very good job of meeting the needs of kids with learning challenges. She might be better off in public school. Susan in TX
  18. Seems to me that you don't need your aunt's permission. Grandma is not living in your Aunt's house, Grandma is renting rooms from her. So as long as the plan is for you to stay in Grandma's part of the house and Grandma has invited you I see no problem. Susan in TX
  19. Christian Light is designed for the student to be as independent as possible. It is more teacher intensive for the younger grades. Obviously a 6 year old can't do everything independently. Other curriculum that I know of that a child can do mostly independently: Developmental Mathematics Explode the Code Rod and Staff English Grammar (This is not designed to be used independently but I have used it that way.) Rod and Staff Spelling All of JacKris Publishing Language Arts: Growing with Grammar, Soaring with Spelling, Winning with Writing, Digging into Diagramming Susan in TX
  20. No, circumcising infant boys is also body mutilation and should not be done. Susan in TX
  21. Feeling grief over a teen choosing to mutilate their body is a perfectly normal response. It is those that see nothing wrong with this that need therapy. Susan in TX
  22. I've been homeschooling since the early 90s and there is some curriculum out there that has been around awhile and stood the test of time. Most have new editions but haven't really changed much. I am still using some of these same curricula: Rod and Staff Christian Light Developmental Mathematics Explode the Code Bob Jones and Abeka are still around...I am not sure how much their new editions differ from the old. The Story of the World books have been around for quite awhile too. Susan in TX
  23. You might want to check out Blossom and Root science. I just found out about it and am thinking about getting it for my kids. It is literature based and very flexible but it looks like it would have the depth that your daughter is looking for. Susan in TX
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