Iridescent - posted on 01/18/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
I seem to be on a rampage lately! At least I'm feeling a little better. Anyway, tonight a friend posted a video about how HomeFirst Medical supposedly hasn't had any cases of autism, because they don't have any vaccinated children in their practice, so that must mean vaccines still cause autism. Never mind Therese Miller's autistic child, who was under their care until 2 years and sent to another clinic when he developed autism. Or any of the other children they did the same to. Never mind their lack of actual statistics. They say it, so it's true. And people believe that tripe! Ugh!
I sometimes post a study that I didn't realize was swayed, so poor statistics. It's very hard to find accurate information in the first place, and false ones make it even harder. Bulk propaganda from various countries as well is hard to sift through - I do not like being told "this is good for you, so you need it." WHY? Show me. Then I'll consider it. There are tons of examples, and every country varies.
Also, I get sick of people saying, "this is what should be done because my mom said so" or anything similar. If I wanted to hear what your mom said, I'd talk to HER, thank you very much. Old wives tales, myths, tradition, great. But I question a lot and base how I care for my kids on things that are real, fact, and trust they are getting great care for it (most of the time). Who cares if I run my child from the vehicle into the house - 10 feet - without a winter coat, hat and mittens on? The fact is, in the time it takes me to get them out of their car seats (in which they cannot legally wear those items) and put them on, with the car door wide open, I could have already been in the house with them. So I find it ridiculous. We take the winter items with, for emergencies, in the back end for every member of the family. And we put them on if it would take longer to get in the building than it would to get all seven of us in the outer clothing layer, and only then. It's my choice, and that's my reasoning. One of many such issues.
It's just grating. I'd love to see people research for themselves a bit more. I'd also love to see a guide for how to break down a study - I was carefully taught how to find them, but not how to find who funded them, etc. Usually, the control size is listed, and it also helps me decide if it's a valid study or bunk. I think a lot of people would benefit from this.