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.
Anti-vaxxers are a danger to their community. Some, of course, are brainwashed by the bigger people in the movement (those are the ones we are trying to help see the light). Some are those big fish (who, no discussion needed, are the worst people on earth). But some are just every day people who couldn't care… Continue reading The Lowest of the Low: are anti-vaxxers the worst people on earth? Discuss.
In the anti-vax movement, anecdotes are everything. When there is no peer reviewed research to support the point, they tell you've they've seen it with their own eyes. Of course, anecdotes are not research, but at least with most groups, you can trust that those people really believe what they're saying. With anti-vaxxers? All bets are off.
Anyone who wants to be active in discussing vaccines needs to know who Mr. Andrew Wakefield is. The former doctor used to be a researcher in the U.K. and is responsible for the infamous 1998 Lancet paper that launched modern anti-vax attitudes. Anti-vaccine views aren't new, but Mr. Wakefield definitely brought them back. After Mr. Wakefield's… Continue reading Andrew Wakefield: the biggest fraud in the anti-vax movement