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  1. I’d hang on to them but my kids have played LEGO a lot so there’s that. If you don’t want to get rid of them you can keep them but just accept that you’re keeping them for you not him at this point so you don’t get upset if he never decides he wants them.
  2. We used to do this when I was a kid - no religious association just sticking coins to the wall for fun to see how long they stay there. How on earth could anyone have turned that into a religious thing? There’s so much crazy out there.
  3. I did a bit of googling and it seems like during an actual outbreak protection is closer to 80-85pc.
  4. Yeah I am found that surprising. To me anything meningitis is emergency material.
  5. Yeah I hear you. There was a listeria outbreak when I was pregnant with my first and I was pretty paranoid about food after that.
  6. there you go I found it for you it can cause viral meningitis but apparently it’s low risk more like flu not life threatening like bacterial meningitis. The most serious risk is encephalitis which is 1 in 1000
  7. You may be right. I agree risk of infertility or deafness is a good reason to vaccinate. We don’t just vaccinate to prevent deaths! I just don’t know much about the mumps virus beyond that. and I thought the main issue was pregnancy risk with rubella? But again I don’t know if that’s the only issue. I actually had rubella as a kid before getting the vaccine and every time I’ve had it checked I seem to have life long immunity thankfully. Other friends haven’t been so lucky and discovered when they were pregnant that they didn’t have immunity any more.
  8. I thought the risk with mumps was more to do with infertility and hearing damage etc than infant death?
  9. Have you heard of the us versus Merck and Co court case. Apparently a couple of employees of Merck are suing the company because of the way they produced the test results that supposedly state the mumps part of the vaccine is 95 pc effective the link I’m posting is a pro vaccination site because I don’t want you to dismiss it as a rubbish anti vax story. Basically they claim that they tested the vaccine using the modified virus not the actual wild type virus. Among other stuff. not an argument against vaccination in general but does raise questions. It’s possible that there is a better more reliable mumps vaccine out there that never ended up being marketed because they made it look like their vaccine was more effective than it was discouraging competitors from continuing their research and development. Another study that is very small is looking at whether or not the germ load makes a difference to how effective the vaccine is. So like your measles vaccine might be effective against you contracting it from a shopping trolley handle but not if a measles affected person sneezes in your face. It’s a very preliminary kind of thing indicating the need for more research. which raises another thing I’ve been thinking about. While there are an awful lot of very surface level anti vaccination parents the vaccine questioning voice from some of the more educated people may actually serve a useful purpose in some sense. By asking questions and raising issues they are going to constantly identify any flaws in the research or any potential for waning effectiveness. (Like something ive been wondering is it possible for the viruses etc to modify slightly and become resistant to the current version?). False and misinformation spreading is probably harmful but being willing to continue asking questions instead of accept the status quo could ultimately result in improvements.
  10. No suggestions but I totally relate. I would be having the exact same issues. No good with executive function here either.
  11. Although if the kid was suspected of having measles they should have been placed in an isolation room as soon as they walked in the door. Of course is no one realises that’s what it was it’s understandable. I must admit this is one reason I tend to be slow to head to the doctor with my kids - so many times we go in for one thing and come out with something else.
  12. What about the court case against Merck by two former employees who claim mumps data was basically manipulated to show a higher efficacy rate of the vaccine? Does anyone know if that every got resolved or is it still in limbo?
  13. Vaccine stick injuries are no joke from what I hear!
  14. Yeah I understand. I think for me it’s actually knowing someone whose been in that boat. Not a paranoid anti vaxxer. Someone whose kid was injured by a vaccination and it took a couple of years to be acknowledged. Not someone super close but someone I know well enough to know they are a reasonable intelligent person.
  15. But we aren’t comparing having the disease to having nothing. We’re comparing having the disease to the potential side effects of having medicine to prevent the disease. We need science to continually and thoroughly keep proving to us that the risk/reward balance is right.
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