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  •  Funny how people don't understand (15+ / 0-)

    what the history of 'natural health' involved. Like how many women died in pregnancy, labor and delivery.

    We also couldn't get past the big family traditions when vaccines started keeping most children alive to adulthood.

    Even when the vaccines don't prevent a disease completely, the case is very mild compared to one that involves a virulent strain or large innoculation  - the number of organisms transferred to the victim.

    The shingles vaccine is less effective the older you are when getting it. My mom was ~ 85 before a doctor finally ordered it. Just in time. The next winter she broke out with some lesions. We got her to the ED quickly and she was on antivirals well within the 72 hour window to start them. It was annoying and the isolated lesions were painful. Much easier to control and much shorter duration than a full blown outbreak.

    Especially compared to the cases we have both seen pre vaccine and antivirals as nurses.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 07:32:15 PM PDT

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