Time article from Time.com

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 3:43am
Sandie's picture
Joined: 08/25/2000 - 09:00

pThere are two articles online about food allergies. One about Peanut allergy specifically. Have a look./p
p [url="http://www.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/diet.fitness/03/29/food.allergies.reut/in..."]http://www.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/diet.fitness/03/29/food.allergies.reut/in... /p
pand alsobr /
[url="http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,104919,00.html"]http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,104919,00.html[/url] /p
pThe second article was annoying because the writer implies that since we never see kids having reactions to peanuts, maybe schools shouldn't be so strict about peanut products./p
p[This message has been edited by Sandie (edited April 11, 2001).]/p

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 6:13am
EILEEN's picture
Joined: 04/06/1999 - 09:00

Well I'm annoyed too, guess we need to write to the "just wondering Jessica" at Time.com.
This column seems to have been written rather hastily before she researched her topic in any detail. She has her facts wrong. I don't know anyone who carries a "penlike syringe of super-strength antihistamine." She is apparently unaware of the enoromous increase in incidence of food allergies especially peanuts in young children.
Let's hit the Time.com's 'CONTACT US" button and educate this lady. She is apparently unaware of the enoromous increase in incidence of food allergies especially peanuts in young children. Perhaps we can get her to write a follow-up article that has a more accurate grasp of the facts.

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 6:32am
hbsmom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

If you click on her name in the article it sends her a direct e-mail. She makes me very angry.

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 6:50am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I was just about to post the same thing hbsmom - I just sent my email by clicking on her name above the article.
I just wanted to clarify 2 points with her - the EpiPen ingredient and the misunderstandings we parents of PA children have to endure from the general public.
Hopefully we'll all get some kind of response.

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 7:33am
Mir's picture
Joined: 02/12/2001 - 09:00

Oh my... well poor Ms. Reaves... this article was not what I needed to see in my current mood. LOL! I wrote her a letter and cc:ed it to the editor of Time.com. I also attached a lovely close-up picture I have of Isaac chewing on his fingers, with his MedicAlert bracelet in full few. A few friends have told me the picture has quite an impact. I guess we'll see.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Methinks Ms. Reaves is gonna have a full mailbox by the end of the day.

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 8:21am
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

I just e-mailed her too. How sad that we, with our peanut allergic children, have ruined her "nostalgia". HMPH!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 8:27am
BENSMOM's picture
Joined: 05/20/2000 - 09:00

Wow, the first three paragraphs were good, but she really blew it on the last 3. People being "denied" pb in school and peanuts on planes?? Give me a break!!

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 8:37am
Sue's picture
Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

I e-mailed a note to the author and basically told her that she did not understand peanut allergy and that she wasted an opportunity to educate the public about this deathly allergy.
Sue in sunny Arizona

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 8:48am
DMB's picture
Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

That just burnt my butt. I'll be one of the emails in her full inbox.
The beginning of the article was really good--I thought I had clicked on the first link by mistake. Then she just started going downhill.
"Isn't there a more reasonable way to approach peanut allergies?" Boy isn't that the million dollar question?? Give me a break.
(I cc'd the editor of time.com, too)

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 9:36am
SusanMO's picture
Joined: 03/13/2001 - 09:00

Thanks for posting this Sandie! I was very annoyed with Ms. Reaves column and sent her an email too. How could someone who actually knows someone with a life threatening food allergy still feel this way? Why does the all mighty peanut butter sandwich have more rights than a child's safety? Geeshhh.....some people! I'll post back if I get a reply.

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 9:58am
Joined: 03/17/2001 - 09:00

Yup!! Add my name to the "MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!" list. I just e-mailed reeves and told her that her beloved peanut butter sandwich could kill my kid. I also pointed out how she spoke with such passion about her almond allergic friend and that PA people have the SAME response and that peanuts, peanut products and peanut contamination are more prevelant and how dare she belittle the severity of this allergy! Boy are my buns toasted!!!!


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