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  • weing { “They dont get treated, therefore there is no herd immunity.” That does not follow. The herd immunity is to the disease, not the infection. The… } – Sep 21, 12:33 AM
  • Windriven { At some point only those contacting the few asymptomatic patients get ill and you it could eventually be tracked down that way. no one said… } – Sep 21, 12:29 AM
  • weing { In the meantime, you have to make sure everyone is vaccinated and has periodic booster shots, especially pregnant women. } – Sep 21, 12:24 AM
  • Bob Johnston { Sometimes unexpected things happen with cancer and we can hope the best for you. Unexpected only if you refuse to consider the possibility that perhaps… } – Sep 21, 12:22 AM
  • weing { “How do you treat the part of the herd that is infected but asymptomatic?” By R&D to develop a better vaccine that will prevent infection… } – Sep 21, 12:19 AM
  • anonymous { How do you treat the part of the herd that is infected but asymptomatic? They dont get treated, therefore there is no herd immunity. I… } – Sep 20, 11:58 PM
  • Windriven { “For example, do you not understand how easy it is for practitioners like SS to have a sincere belief in these things through placebo responses… } – Sep 20, 10:23 PM
  • GrahamH { Not familiar with the event, who was this female doctor? I’ve a couple of links after googling, but didn’t see mention. Love to know what… } – Sep 20, 10:20 PM
  • PMoran { “No. I am actually being rather consistent in saying that placebo effects are real, — ” The following response by you to drunkenmonkey says otherwise… } – Sep 20, 10:13 PM
  • Horatio { You are the one making a positive claim. Please provide proof of which vaccine(s) in the current schedule cause adverse reactions. } – Sep 20, 10:11 PM
  • Windriven { Anon, the idea is to immunize the herd which, depending on the vaccine, is only going to be , say, 90% effective, and rigorously treat… } – Sep 20, 10:01 PM
  • Graham { Thank you for the reference to Denker, I have just started reading the copious amounts in the link. First impression is that refers to The… } – Sep 20, 9:50 PM
  • Sawyer { I really do not understand the obsession people have with trying to prove that anti-vaxxers are less responsible for the resurgence than waning immunity. Forget… } – Sep 20, 9:40 PM
  • weing { “I am opposed to the setting up of absolutes thus far in Lyme disease, which means I will not assume that patients are lying or… } – Sep 20, 9:10 PM
  • anonymous { Chris i was going to work through the numbers you gave, but the initial assumption of 80% vaccine efficacy seems to be based on the… } – Sep 20, 8:37 PM
  • anonymous { One more point. Some of your assumptions are rather to simplistic. Your efficacy rate for the vaccine may or may not be accurate for one… } – Sep 20, 8:02 PM
  • PMoran { “I believe it is fraudulent for CAM practitioners to ascribe therapeutic benefit to needles, manipulations, shaken water, or any other nonsense not supported by meaningful… } – Sep 20, 7:52 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { No Peter, you still miss the point. And continue to rationalize away whatever doesn’t fit your narrative. so you are now backing away from your… } – Sep 20, 7:48 PM
  • anonymous { Also, what is your source for what percentage of the vaccinated are susceptible to infection? } – Sep 20, 7:47 PM
  • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Out of the box is where the evidence can be found to solve many conundrums. Removing the self imposed chains of the ridge SBM dogma… } – Sep 20, 7:46 PM
  • anonymous { Well its only Edwards opinion…is like saying its only Offit’s opinion. She co-authored the pertussis chapter in the textbook Vaccines, edited by Plotkin, Offit et… } – Sep 20, 7:44 PM
  • Borrelia { Weing, Your point in my referring to the actual evidence available is what? If it were simply my interpretation alone, there would be no Lyme… } – Sep 20, 7:42 PM
  • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Ever wonder why back surgeries fails, patients continue to complain of pain after joint replacement surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome release fails, frozen of a joint… } – Sep 20, 7:34 PM
  • Windriven { Pretty close to the way I was taught. A conjecture perhaps at the front, a little more rigor and hopefully some predictive consequences at the… } – Sep 20, 7:32 PM
  • Chris { Here is an idea, actually link to the paper: Unraveling the challenges of pertussis. You will note that it is a commentary, in other words:… } – Sep 20, 7:18 PM
  • Borrelia { This study stands in stark contrast to the IDSA guidelines and was completed in 2001 by members who are part of the IDSA. However, the… } – Sep 20, 7:06 PM
  • Chris { No, Razwell the troll. } – Sep 20, 6:50 PM
  • anonymous { Ok you say we have to eliminate disease reservoirs. How exactly is that accomplished with pertussis when the vaccine allows disease transmission by vaccinated individuals?… } – Sep 20, 6:44 PM
  • GrahamH { I do note that promote the fact that you have never thought about a great many things. Perhaps it would be a good thing to… } – Sep 20, 6:42 PM
  • Edward { I thought the Scientific Method was, “Carefully make observations, create an hypothesis, and try to prove it is wrong, and ask other people to prove… } – Sep 20, 6:38 PM
  • Borrelia { William, If the medical community knew all of the studies available, we wouldn’t have a Lyme controversy to begin with. Since you seem to imply… } – Sep 20, 6:38 PM
  • cherokee rose { I believe your study is flawed. That is how a person is during the few minutes’ of the scan. There is no way to have… } – Sep 20, 6:15 PM
  • Windriven { William sometimes has a knack for drawing out the best in people, doesn’t he? ;-) } – Sep 20, 6:07 PM
  • Windriven { The Vermont link is interesting but only as a starting point. The finding in a mouse model may or may not prove out in humans…. } – Sep 20, 6:00 PM
  • weing { @windriven, I thought the point was to just argue. I appears to be aimed at WLU. At least that’s my hypothesis. } – Sep 20, 5:54 PM
  • weing { “That panel consists of approximately 12 people. If you believe that 6 of those panel members are so amazingly brilliant that they are able to… } – Sep 20, 5:49 PM
  • Windriven { I still don’t know who the hell you’re talking to or what the hell you’re going on about. Perhaps I’m late to this particular party…. } – Sep 20, 5:46 PM
  • weing { “I’ve looked at both sides of the evidence. That is the difference between someone who really wants to know the truth, versus someone who simply… } – Sep 20, 5:39 PM
  • Sawyer { “I would also point out that Jane Sanchez is a sock puppet of another identity you’ve used here” More and more evidence that the driving… } – Sep 20, 5:32 PM
  • Borrelia { William, If the medical community knew all of the studies available, we wouldn’t have a Lyme controversy to begin with. If you need a more… } – Sep 20, 5:30 PM
  • Windriven { Peter, Without a doubt, one of us entirely misunderstands the other. I do not doubt that the placebo effect is real and that it can… } – Sep 20, 5:30 PM
  • PMoran { Andrey, so you are now backing away from your previous position that psycho-neurological responses to “treatments” are too trivial to be bothered with? Encountering that… } – Sep 20, 5:29 PM
  • Sawyer { In short, you have no idea what you are talking about like most Internet bloggers. Jane, I can see the glimmer of knowledge behind the… } – Sep 20, 5:27 PM
  • Chris { Meh. I don’t know why. With WWAMI the UW has been working with universities in other states for decades. I only know some about it… } – Sep 20, 5:08 PM
  • Borrelia { If you’re going to make an argument in favor of a physician/organization/belief, then you ought to understand the scientific data and expect that you will… } – Sep 20, 4:55 PM
  • KayMarie { At the risk of breaking your heat and heart there are some of us working in that intersection between evidence based medicine, patient centered approaches,… } – Sep 20, 4:48 PM
  • TBruce { “The Scientific Method” does not exist. Repeating a falsehood over and over again doesn’t make it true. How do I know this? SCIENCE!!! } – Sep 20, 4:39 PM
  • Borrelia { I prefer to look at all aspect of life based on all of the evidence. I’ve looked at both sides of the evidence. That is… } – Sep 20, 4:35 PM
  • PMoran { W, certain of the principals on SBM are misrepresenting the science (certainly the strength of it in a certain direction) and those views are now… } – Sep 20, 4:24 PM
  • Lytrigian { Evidence based medicine eventually encounters it rigid dogmatic LIMITS. No, evidence-based medicine encounters the limits of the evidence, and is courageous enough to say “I… } – Sep 20, 4:00 PM
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