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« Reply #25 on: 21/10/2010 16:18:03 »
I would suggest to anyone/everyone to investigate the vaccine and speak with your doctor prior to vaccination. Vaccines are not pure and can often contain animal virus, pig virus, bird virus and now some talk about cancer cells included in vaccines. You should know as much info prior to vaccination and have a good doctor who can advise correctly.
I'm not trying to scare or deter people from vaccination just to be aware. Vaccines do not agree with everyone and just because you are vaccinated doesn't mean you have the antibodies.

Over 200 new vaccines in the pipeline, vaccination should be voluntary.
This is very dangerous and irresponsible stuff to be posting on a science forum.  You are right, people should be informed before they do anything - but if someone comes here for that information they are likely to be scared off by your opinions, before they have chance to consider the facts.

Please provide evidence for each one of those statements or remove them from the forum immediately.  Please consider this to be a request from the moderators.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 21/10/2010 23:45:00 »
Ben,

Couldn't agree more.

Medicine, like any other science is not, and never will be perfect, but it is still science. I'm absolutely certain I would have died long ago if it was not for the hard work of many oncologists and experts in the field of radiation.

On the other hand, mumbo-jumbo is not, and never will be science. Anecdotal evidence is not scientific evidence. Scientific evidence requires an enormous amount of hard work. Anecdotal evidence can be obtained by doing almost nothing, which may have a strong connection to its value.

Let's suppose for a moment that we were able to unwind all the beneficial effects that science has had on the human population in say, the last 200 years. What would the human population be now?

 

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« Reply #27 on: 22/10/2010 07:19:28 »
The bad consequences of following bad information are probably more obvious in medicine than in any other branch of science.
But I think we should take Echochartruse to task for misrepresenting things in any field of science.
Frankly I don't understand why we are still letting him continue to peddle this rubbish.
He has made equally inaccurate claims in other threads. He seldom engages in real discussion- in  that he never replies to direct questions or accepts that he was simply wrong.

Why do we let him continue to dilute the science on this site?
 

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« Reply #28 on: 22/10/2010 07:50:45 »
I may have posted this on here before, but it seems apt, and I like it  :)



History of Medicine

2000 BC-Here,eat this root.

1000 BC-That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.

1850 AD-That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.

1920 AD-That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.

1945 AD-That pill is ineffective. Here, take this penicillin.

1955 AD-Oops...the bugs mutated. Here, take this tetracycline.

1960-1999 AD- Thirty-nine more “oops”......Here take this more powerful antibiotic.

2000 AD-The bugs have won. Here, eat this root.
 

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« Reply #29 on: 22/10/2010 10:48:07 »
Variola - love that history.  Very true and scarily, as time goes by, the people who remember medicine and society before anti-biotics such as penicillin are dying of old age and the first-person recollections of friends and family dying of tuberculosis etc will be lost.  I was with my elderly aunt when a mutual friend (of the crystal healing / "here,eat this root" brigade) opined that TB was quite manageable without antibiotics and that their use only made it worse - well my aunt lost her father, her best friend and nearly her husband to TB; you can imagine what her reaction was!  We must remember that before the vaccines (that so many are so quick to criticise) that smallpox, diphtheria, and polio were commonplace, and before pharmaceutical drugs TB and other infections had double digit mortality rates. 
 

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« Reply #30 on: 22/10/2010 11:45:09 »
Thanks-the original author is anon, but I believe it appeared in a publication by the WHO some years ago. I am currently working on modelling antibiotic resistance evolution in bacteria, and the conversations on here reminded me of it.

Another article on vaccination and the implications of health scares

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/oct/11/vaccination-fears-developing-world-deaths
 

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« Reply #31 on: 23/10/2010 19:51:49 »
I'm not trying to scare mungar I just want people to be aware.............

Contamination Pig Virus DNA found in Vaccine
http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/April-2010/Vaccine-Contamination-Pig-Virus-DNA-Found-in-Rota.aspx

Millions given infected polio vaccine
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/10/22/1098316861644.html

you say I posted dangerous and irresponsible post but if science doesn't provide information, or keep mistakes hidden and not let people know so they can make an informed decision, isn't that being irresponsible?

obviously from your reply to my post i have said something to upset you. Might it be better if i just say 'all people no matter what the vaccine, no matter what the individuals personal health history is, just get vaccinated!' would please you. By posting these links may intrench adverse decision making rather than just mentioning and making people aware of it.

I'm not going to post the long list of links here, I'm sure if people are concerned they will ask their doctors or investigate themselves before making their decision and taking the vaccination.

I would not advise people to come here with the intention to make an informed decision about vaccination. Each vaccination has to be treated individually. I would advise each person to seek personal medical advice from a trained, qualified, experienced, knowledgeable and good medical practitioner who has a scientific background, is willing to communicate, who is aware of all the risks associated and their personal medical history before making a decision.

which I believe I have already said in shorter terms here in my previous post.

I would suggest to anyone/everyone to investigate the vaccine and speak with your doctor prior to vaccination. Vaccines are not pure and can often contain animal virus, pig virus, bird virus and now some talk about cancer cells included in vaccines. You should know as much info prior to vaccination and have a good doctor who can advise correctly.
I'm not trying to scare or deter people from vaccination just to be aware. Vaccines do not agree with everyone and just because you are vaccinated doesn't mean you have the antibodies.

Over 200 new vaccines in the pipeline, vaccination should be voluntary.
This is very dangerous and irresponsible stuff to be posting on a science forum.  You are right, people should be informed before they do anything - but if someone comes here for that information they are likely to be scared off by your opinions, before they have chance to consider the facts.

Please provide evidence for each one of those statements or remove them from the forum immediately.  Please consider this to be a request from the moderators.

All I am saying is that not all vaccinations are good/bad for everyone. Individual assessment has to be done. It is fact some have died due to vaccination, some have no antibodies after vaccination, some have had very bad effects. Please prove me wrong if you disagree.

To make vaccination compulsory is delivering some (possibly a very small minority) a death sentence, not having vaccination will deliver some a death sentence. Please prove me wrong. You just need to be aware, these vaccinations are designed for the good of humanity without individual assessment being made. individuals need to seek individual advice

Vaccination should not be compulsory. We are individuals not a herd of cattle.

childhood vaccinations last an average of 10 years. Adults require immunising against some childhood diseases throughout their lives. Whooping couch is one. If you have a child or come in contact with children you may like to consider getting up to date with vaccinations.http://www.answers.com/topic/whooping-cough.

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« Reply #32 on: 23/10/2010 21:51:56 »
Echo - your arrant disregard for actual science and basing all your argument on your beliefs (backed up by spurious quotes from websites that have a huge vested interest) can be ignored in a discussion about epigenetics and tasmanian devils - but those seeking information on vaccines might come across this site/discussion.  Read a book on smallpox, on diphtheria, on polio; talk to a physician about how devastating rubella in pregnancy can be, or the effects of mumps on teenage boys; and get to grips with some academic reading.  We all realise it is simple to back up any argument whatsoever by quotes from google.  In a matter within which many people will be seeking information (many of whom are worried because of the fallacious anti-mmr campaign) I behoves us not to write without understanding and knowledge.
 

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« Reply #33 on: 24/10/2010 10:18:03 »
"I'm not trying to scare mungar I just want people to be aware"
So you say things like " Vaccines are not pure and can often contain animal virus, pig virus, bird virus and now some talk about cancer cells included in vaccines. "
but when called on to justify it the best you can do is things like;

"Contamination Pig Virus DNA found in Vaccine"
Exactly- DNA, not the virus as you first claimed.

"Millions given infected polio vaccine"
True, but some years before I was born. Things have changed since then so it's only relevant on a history forum, not a scientific one.

How is that sort of misinformation and exaggeration anything but scaremongering?

You also ask "you say I posted dangerous and irresponsible post but if science doesn't provide information, or keep mistakes hidden and not let people know so they can make an informed decision, isn't that being irresponsible? "
well, what, apart from science, brought that information out anyway and if they are hiding their mistakes how come you can post a link to them?
Don't you realise that you just look silly doing that?
 

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« Reply #34 on: 24/10/2010 19:03:54 »
Echo - your arrant disregard for actual science and basing all your argument on your beliefs (backed up by spurious quotes from websites that have a huge vested interest)

Actually it is based on scientific fact, I would not have it any other way. Supported by my links from ABC Science, Sydney Morning Herald and National Vaccine information Centre, Drug Discovery World

Imatfaal, What ‘vested interest’ do you refer to that ABC Science, Sydney Morning Herald and National Vaccine information Centre, Drug Discovery World , have ?

please answer.

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In 1960, SV40 was found in monkeys and soon after was detected in injected polio vaccines. In 1963, it was supposed to have been eliminated from all new vaccines worldwide.

It was only in 1981 that the danger was eliminated, when the Soviet Union switched to a vaccine free of SV40 that the World Health Organization provided.

This meant that for nearly 20 years after SV40 was supposed to have been eliminated, the Soviet Union continued to export potentially infected vaccines.

Between 10 and 30 million Americans may have received a contaminated dose of polio vaccine, but the number in other countries is unknown.

It relates to the injectable form of the vaccine, rather than the oral form that is generally used to vaccinate children in Australia today.

Ten years ago, Carbone was the first scientist to publish evidence of a suspected link between SV40 and a deadly form of lung cancer called mesothelioma.

Published Thursday 8th July 2004. http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s1149271.htm

It took almost a generation for this ‘scientific history’ to be published.

"Contamination Pig Virus DNA found in Vaccine"
Exactly- DNA, not the virus as you first claimed.

"Millions given infected polio vaccine"
True, but some years before I was born. Things have changed since then so it's only relevant on a history forum, not a scientific one.

How is that sort of misinformation and exaggeration anything but scaremongering?

You also ask "you say I posted dangerous and irresponsible post but if science doesn't provide information, or keep mistakes hidden and not let people know so they can make an informed decision, isn't that being irresponsible? "
well, what, apart from science, brought that information out anyway and if they are hiding their mistakes how come you can post a link to them?
Don't you realise that you just look silly doing that?

Are you saying because the immunisation incident happened in the 60’s wasn’t fixed or reported until the 80’s that it has nothing to do with science?

Please explain why you think it should be in a history forum not a science forum.

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"Vaccines are considered one of the greatest achievements of biomedical science and public health," the authors write. "However, during the last few decades an increasingly vocal anti-vaccination movement has challenged the safety and effectiveness of the recommended vaccines."
published by ABC Science Thursday 27th June 2002
 

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« Reply #35 on: 24/10/2010 19:52:20 »
"It was only in 1981 that the danger was eliminated, when the Soviet Union switched to a vaccine free of SV40 that the World Health Organization provided. "

The fall of the soviet union is a matter of history. The fact that, up till then, they were using an old, unsafe virus just tells you that they were shits.
It was, of course, science that found the virus and science that worked to eliminate it from the virus stocks.
The fact that political dogma got in the way is not science's fault.

"However, during the last few decades an increasingly vocal anti-vaccination movement has challenged the safety and effectiveness of the recommended vaccines."
 Most noted among these is some bloke who had a patent on one of the alternative vaccines who didn't mention this when he started the MMR tragedy
 

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« Reply #36 on: 24/10/2010 22:46:06 »
Echo

So far you have used the following sources.  None of these are a scientific publication in any sense.  I have followed your other arguments on these boards - and if anything those are based on even worse sources.  The NVIC relies on scare stories and feeding public uncertainty for its very existence.  Newspapers and TV stations rely on sensationalism to attract attention.  You are either being naive or you are so set in your ways that discussion is pointless.  Even a quick read of wikipedia would improve your grasp of the essentials.

I am not going to continue this waste of my time by trying to persuade you of something, when it is quite clear that you have no intention whatsoever of seeing another point of view - let alone changing yours.

http://www.patient.co.uk/
The Patient
- a non-peer reviewed non-scientific online newspaper

http://www.nvic.org/
The National Vaccine Information Centre
- a group that claims to be independent but looks and feels like a anti-vaccine lobby group

http://www.smh.com.au/
The Sydney Morning Herald
- a simple newspaper

http://www.answers.com/
Answers.com
- a wiki/aggregation internet resource

 http://www.abc.net.au/
Australian Broadcasting Co
- a television service
 

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