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  Reply # 2188305 27-Feb-2019 16:51
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wellygary:

Yeah, but if you want to be fatalistic about life,  you can step into traffic without looking, go into deep water if you don't know how to swim, or play around with electricity......


Personally death is something I generally try to avoid if possible...


 



You big pharma stooges are all the same...



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  Reply # 2188312 27-Feb-2019 17:02
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Batman:

wellygary:


Batman:


irongarment: There is a measles outbreak in Canterbury. Three cases in Christchurch and Rangiora. None were vaccinated.


Maybe they are celebrating? How can we assume that to them it's a bad thing to have measles? Could be some rite of passage into a mature immune system or something?



For those that survive perhaps.... but Measles KILLS , even in modern well off societies the death rate is between 1 in 1000 and 1 in 2000


see:


https://www.unitypoint.org/blankchildrens/pedsgeekmd-article.aspx?id=babec96f-cf1e-4af1-b421-adfcb36ca561


Non-vaxxers avoid diseases because of the immunised Herd around them, but they pose significant risks particularly to those too young to be immunised....


 


 


 


 



Maybe dying is just a natural process.


Dying prevents cancer!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2188314 27-Feb-2019 17:04
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Immunise, sickness and disability is not fun.





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  Reply # 2188392 27-Feb-2019 18:45
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MikeB4:

 

Immunise, sickness and disability is not fun.

 

 

I know of friends of friends who organize chicken pox parties so that their kids can all get chicken pox. 





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  Reply # 2188420 27-Feb-2019 19:52
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I didn't realize there was immunization for chickenpox. Must have come in after the 80's as I didn't get it. I is not fun to get if you get a bad case of it, and I still remember having it as a kids. Still have a scar on my face from it, and it is quite a common type of scar. 


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  Reply # 2188427 27-Feb-2019 20:06
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mattwnz:

I didn't realize there was immunization for chickenpox. Must have come in after the 80's as I didn't get it. I is not fun to get if you get a bad case of it, and I still remember having it as a kids. Still have a scar on my face from it, and it is quite a common type of scar. 

I got my daughter Immunised, cost $150 from our gp. I think itโ€™s offered now FOC to kids born after 2017 iirc

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  Reply # 2188473 27-Feb-2019 21:21
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Dial111:
mattwnz:

 

I didn't realize there was immunization for chickenpox. Must have come in after the 80's as I didn't get it. I is not fun to get if you get a bad case of it, and I still remember having it as a kids. Still have a scar on my face from it, and it is quite a common type of scar. 

 

I got my daughter Immunised, cost $150 from our gp. I think it’s offered now FOC to kids born after 2017 iirc

 

The initial @ 15 months is free, the booster costs

 

Our daughter, born in 2017, got her chickenpox booster a couple of weeks ago ๐Ÿ‘


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  Reply # 2188479 27-Feb-2019 21:40
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Our daughter got chickenpox a couple days before her first birthday, and no one came to her birthday party.


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  Reply # 2188486 27-Feb-2019 22:01
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k1w1k1d:

 

Our daughter got chickenpox a couple days before her first birthday, and no one came to her birthday party.

 

 

Mine gave me gastro on her first birthday :|


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  Reply # 2188500 27-Feb-2019 23:02
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Yep we got our kids done a couple years back when it wasn't subsidised.

 

Great that is now free i.e. included in the std immunisation schedule.


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  Reply # 2188833 28-Feb-2019 13:52
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mattwnz: Isn't that generally how parents see chickenpox. So some have chickenpox parties. But I see there is a vaccine for it. It appears once you have had it, it remains dormant, and can become active again later in life causing shingles.

 

Those that have chickenpox parties are just as bad as the anti-vaxxes.

 

Sort of: If there is a vaccine option, I fully agree. If there is no vaccine, there are occasions where it isn't a bad idea.

 

Some diseases can be more dangerous to adults than kids - for instance mumps (I think it is) can make adult males sterile, but male children will be fine.Chicken pox (pre vaccine days) in a pregnant woman could cause birth defects and miscarriage. So by exposing their kids to these things back when there was no/if there isn't currently, a vaccine, then parents are protecting their kids as adults.

 

Edit: Link on Chicken Pox Parties and their rational back in the day before a vaccine.


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  Reply # 2188834 28-Feb-2019 13:54
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A timeline of epidemics in New Zealand, 1817–2009:

 

https://teara.govt.nz/files/27772-enz.pdf


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  Reply # 2188878 28-Feb-2019 14:29
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Madness abounds

 

 

 

Anti Vax Madness





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  Reply # 2188893 28-Feb-2019 14:51
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Handsomedan:

 

Madness abounds

 

 

 

Anti Vax Madness

 

 

FTFY

 

(tip - you need to link to the actual *.jpg file - not the url of the imgur page that displays it)


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