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Re: “Jury acquits dentist of molestation charge

My son had nitrous with every dental and orthodontist visit. He gagged very easily and after a few vomit-covered hygienists, he got nitrous.

Posted by Lisa Thompson Graves on 05/02/2016 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Where the unvaccinated are: Northwest, Central Arkansas

Actually the HepB vaccine is probably the safest vaccine (out of all the VERY SAFE vaccines) out there. The worst reaction is anaphylaxis, which only has occurred in 1 in 1.1 MILLION DOSES. Anaphylaxis is a serious response, sure, but it is treatable, and since the injection occurs in a medical setting, the risk is even lower. Before the vaccine was introduced in the mid 1980s, annual new hepatitis B infections were increasing rapidly, peaking at 26,654 new cases in 198.. It is estimated that 700,000 – 1,400,000 people are currently infected with the hepatitis B virus, most of whom do not know they are infected. Now that HepB vaccine is administered to most newborns and young children, the rate of new infections has dropped dramatically, to 3350 cases in 2010. The number of people in the U.S. who die each year because of hepatitis B infection (as in, the official cause of death) is hovering around 1700 for the last few years.

Most of the deaths from hepatitis B are in older people – that is, not infants dying of acute infections. Hepatitis B can cause a serious acute infection, or a chronic illness. The chronic infection and resulting liver inflammation can lead to cirrhosis and cancer – hepatitis B is one of the leading causes of primary liver cancer. So, when an infant is vaccinated, it reduces the transmission from mother to infant, as well as reducing the rates of subsequent infection later in the child’s life. As more generations of infants and children are vaccinated with HepB, the rates of hepatitis B incidence and related deaths will continue to drop.

To sum up, hepatitis B kills thousands of people every year, while the vaccine kills ZERO. Hmm.

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Posted by Lisa Thompson Graves on 02/06/2015 at 12:31 PM


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