I found this lovely post on a friend's post regarding Baby Aryn , a 7 week old fighting for their life against a vaccine-preventable illness, HiB. This baby could die because she wasn't old enough to be vaccinated yet, and someone else made the choice to expose her to deadly diseases. So here we go... I… Continue reading A Response to WHAT I’D TELL YOU OVER COFFEE IF YOU ASKED WHY WE DIDN’T VACCINATE
The best way to counter anti-vax lies is to have the truth ready and on hand: when they lie about vaccinations during pregnancy, you'll know it.
Sometimes it is hard to be able to reference and explain the exact risk/reward relationship of vaccines. These memes do it for you!
I found this one over at CureGear where they had an awesome shirt "Vaccines Cause Adults" that upset some anti-vaxxers. I haven't bought mine yet, but I definitely may soon. So as usual, the goal of the anti-vax link dump is to overwhelm you with sources that look official (but usually aren't) to try and… Continue reading Another Anti-Vax Link Dump
Talking to anti-vaxxers is basically signing a deal that you agree to be repeatedly told lies. But how do you state your case when you're coming up against real whoppers?
Anti-vaxxers talk about the dangers of the vaccine schedule all of the time. They talk about how anyone who vaccinates should understand the risks. Unfortunately, most of them don't know the actual risks. Below, I have calculated the adverse events from the entire vaccine schedule. Feel free to fact check this is you'd like, with… Continue reading How dangerous are vaccines?
I am breaking form somewhat with this blog entry. It is not refuting anything said by anti-vaxxers. Instead, it is a response to genuine questions of a parent trying to come to grips with an autism diagnosis. The reason I am taking time to post this here is that there is so much misinformation out… Continue reading Parents of autistic children have questions, science has answers
Due to the importance of the issue, I am republishing an excerpt from Debunking Denialism, an excellent blog that I recommend everyone follow. Please find the entire blog article here. Many anti-vaxxers believe that autism is caused by vaccines, rather than being a differential neurological development pathway that can be detected prenatally. They reject the… Continue reading Republished: The Worst of the Autism Biomed Movement
Every flu season, dozens of articles come out questioning flu vaccines, leading to abysmal vaccination rates. Here is a rebuttal to the Peter Doshi open letter.
Copy n pasted... Right of the bat, we know this anti-vaxxer is a winner. They couldn't come up with a response to what you said, so they're going to copy and paste this off their anti-vax cult page. Me: "May I please have the package insert for the flu vaccine?" Rite-Aid Pharmacist: "Why?" Me: "So… Continue reading Refuting the anti-vax anti-flu shot copy’n’paste