Dotsie wrote:Once I start ranting I won't be able to stop! I can feel it coming on...aargh! Evidence-based medicine!
Catch-up wrote:Dotsie wrote:Good to hear! Is there a whooping cough vaccination programme in the US, BTW? We have one, but some parents aren't taking it up.Selkie wrote:Whooping cough is horrible My daughter wasn't allowed the vaccination due to some complications at birth - although I was happy for her to have it, the doctor felt that "if it was his child he wouldn't do it" - and then got whooping cough when she was about 3. It's very distressing. Hope the Things are vaccinated!
Yes, the girls have been vaccinated for it, thank goodness! There is a bizarre anti-vaccination trend over here too. It's my understanding that if a certain % of the population isn't vaccinated for something, it overrides the protection that the vaccinated ones are supposed to have. People are weird and ignorant! They actually want their kids to get these diseases, rationalizing that it improves their immune system. Like you said Selkie, they're horrible. That's why there are vaccinations for them. Our doctor said these are people who have never lived through an epidemic or even seen a child with one of these diseases. They have no idea how sick it will make their children and that they even risk death.
pip wrote:Thats how we deal with religious pamphlet people. we collect other ones and hand them to anyone who knocks at the door trying to convert me saying i'll read theres if they read ours .
michelanCello wrote:pip wrote:Thats how we deal with religious pamphlet people. we collect other ones and hand them to anyone who knocks at the door trying to convert me saying i'll read theres if they read ours .
Let's hope they did fix it, Tony!
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