|Re: Mothering Magazine/vaccines||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Racheli&John (jnpalmeattglobal.net)|
|Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 08:15:01 -0700 (MST)|
** Reply to note from Fred H Olson <fholson [at] cohousing.org> Wed, 14 Nov 2001 08:05:36 -0600 (CST) >From Racheli Hi Fred, You wrote (Regarding Mothering mag): > Their editorial policy seems (after a brief look at the web site) to > tread a fine line between "conventional wisdom" and "alternatives. > One example that caught my attention: > > There are risks of ... vaccine reactions as well as risks of disease. > Risk:benefit ratios change over time. Parents can make informed choices > ... > > (I think a more 'rational' statement would acknowledge that risks of > disease are much higher without vaccination and much greater than risks of > reactions. ) It might not be always true. I haven't read on the subject for over 10 years, but when I did, it seemed to be the case that there were virtually no long-range follow up studies on the effects of vaccines. Besides, there were serious questions regarding the effectiveness of some of them. Another point worth mentioning is that since it's a very complex issue, different people could/would reach varying conclusion regarding the desirability of vaccines (based on the same information). I know my husband and I didn't agree, and had to reach some middle ground. (But then, he is much more inclined to have faith in scientific everything)... R. _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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