| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:56 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Silk in vaccines
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:58 pm 
Has it on Blue Vinyl
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:44 pm
Posts: 2096
Looks like silk in vaccines might be a new thing in the future. http://www.wbur.org/npr/156503977/why-s ... o-vaccines

It wouldn't stop me from getting vaccinated, I mean there's already eggs in vaccines, right? But still, hope they find something better.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Silk in vaccines
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:21 pm 
Loves Carrots (in the biblical sense)
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:01 pm
Posts: 78
Location: Hope Mills, NC
That's really strange and innovative, and it definitely would not stop me from getting vaccinated either. Hopefully this doesn't add to the any of the anti-vaccination alarmist bullshiitake (sorry, that topic really chaps my asparagus).

Thanks for sharing, this was a cool read!

_________________
waffles! waffles! vegan brunch waffles!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Silk in vaccines
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:23 pm 
Grandfathered In
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9163
Location: Seattle
I can't wait until there's bacon in vaccines. Oh my god! That would be so decadent.

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Silk in vaccines
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:45 pm 
Has it on Blue Vinyl
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:43 pm
Posts: 2190
Location: Wet and Windy Wiltshire
FootFace wrote:
I can't wait until there's bacon in vaccines. Oh my god! That would be so decadent.
"We have the hep B with gammon or mumps with a foie gras."

_________________
dropscone - "Ack, I'm no help, I just like to imagine as many people as possible eating roast potatoes."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Silk in vaccines
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:40 pm 
Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:58 pm
Posts: 4569
Location: Santa Cruz whoop whoop
I want the ortolan DPT.

_________________
"Trolling an internet message board, The Greatest Activism Of All." - pandacookie
Вы такие сексапильные, когда злитесь


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Silk in vaccines
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:51 am 
Inflexitarian
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:10 pm
Posts: 751
Location: Virginia, USA
I wish they would move away from animal products in vaccines.. it kind of frustrates me to be questioned about why I'm vegan and vaccinate. It distracts from more important things, IMO.

_________________
Geeks make the world go 'round

Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/GeekKnowledge


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Silk in vaccines
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:03 pm 
Has it on Blue Vinyl
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:43 pm
Posts: 2190
Location: Wet and Windy Wiltshire
I understand why they use animal bits in vaccines; when it's a choice between releasing a vaccine/medicine/treatment and letting it protect or cure and generally save human lives, or letting it sit around for longer and getting retested for possible chemical interactions and applying new patents, it makes sense to release it as soon as you can. To me, anyway.

Like anything medical, things take time and can seriously fork you up if they even go a little bit away from what they were tested for (thalidamide?). Changing the recipe changes the chemistry.

Don't by any means think I'm all like "yaaaaay silk in vaccines rocks" but in cases of public health, I consider the use of animal products a lesser evil.

_________________
dropscone - "Ack, I'm no help, I just like to imagine as many people as possible eating roast potatoes."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Silk in vaccines
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:29 pm 
Wears Durian Helmet
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:40 pm
Posts: 886
FWIW, if they are going to use silk proteins large scale, they might start producing them in bacteria rather than purifying them from actual silk. Who knows.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer