Monthly Archives: May 2012

Transmit the facts to radiate reassurance

Written September 22, 2010.  Guest Opinion published in the Ashland Daily Tiding [ Similar to many communities in the U.S. and abroad, conflict erupted when AT&T applied to install an antenna station on the roof of the cinema in my … Continue reading

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The impact of vaccines in the US

“The Impact of Vaccines in the United States – chart from National Institute or Allergy and Infectious Diseases” http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/vaccines/understanding/Pages/vaccineBenefits.aspx Disease Baseline 20th Century Pre-Vaccine Annual Cases 2008 Cases* Percent Decrease Measles 503,282 55 99.9% Diphtheria 175,885 0 100% Mumps 152,209 … Continue reading

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Vaccine critics demand health studies comparing vaccinated versus unvaccinated. Be careful what you wish for.

Vaccinated Children Not at Higher Risk of Infections or Allergic Diseases, Study Suggests ScienceDaily (Mar. 4, 2011) — “Do vaccinations put too much strain on or weaken children’s immune  systems? Roma Schmitz and her colleagues from  the Robert Koch Institute … Continue reading

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A cheerleader’s UNbelievable vaccine reaction

Written December 4, 2009 A Redskins ambassador cheerleader struck with horrific dystonia and seizures after a flu shot! Real? Psychosomatic? Hoax? Follow me as I apply my own critical analysis of this story; then you decide.   Surfing the Web after reading … Continue reading

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My Response to Jennifer Margulis’s post on Mothering Magazine blog about the Gardasil Vaccine for HPV

Written November 4, 2010 [Apropos to Vaccine Awareness Week, I replied to an article by Jennifer Margulis on Mothering Magazine’s blog regarding the Gardasil vaccine. Jennifer Margulis is a talented, prolific writer with a PhD in American Literature who previously … Continue reading

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My Ashland Daily Tidings essay: “Vaccination is Protection”

Written February, 2012 For me, vaccinating my children is an act of protectiveness, not passive compliance. Haunting childhood images of polio victims trapped inside breathing machines surely influenced my appreciation of vaccines, but even I sometimes felt trepidation, especially reading … Continue reading

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My examination of the “85,000 chemicals” objections to early childhood immunization

Looking into a baffling clause in a naturopath’s essay promoting delaying immunizations for two years, in the Ashland Daily Tidings, here’s my critical analysis. The excerpt: “….another problem is kids are exposed to other chemicals that can act in concert with vaccines. … Continue reading

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