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Old 3rd February 2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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Two must read articles about the anti-vaccination movement

Both from City Journal (The Manhattan Institute)

The Whooping Cough’s Unnecessary Return

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Vaccines, which save millions of lives every year, are one of the most successful public-health interventions in the history of modern medicine. Among the diseases that they prevent is the whooping cough. Why, then, is that sickness making a scary comeback in California, which is currently weathering its largest whooping-cough epidemic since 1947, with over 7,800 cases and 10 deaths in 2010?

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The Virus of Hysteria
Review of new book [/i]Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All by Paul A. Offit[/i]

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From experience I know that it is best, when reviewing a book about the vaccine question, to declare a financial interest, or in my case, a lack of one. As far as I know I own no shares in vaccine companies, except perhaps through mutual funds whose holdings I haven’t examined closely. I don’t think, therefore, that my economic future depends to any great extent on the sale of vaccines. In view of what I am about to say, conspiracy theorists will have difficulty believing this, but it’s true.

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Old 3rd February 2011, 07:45 AM   #2
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Thanks. I will file these on my http://factsnotfantasy.com blog.
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Old 3rd February 2011, 06:45 PM   #3
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Dr. Offit also made a short video about Autism and the MMR vaccine:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/735439?src=ptalk

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Old 4th February 2011, 01:00 PM   #4
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That's going on my Facebook feed. I know the parents who are anti-vaxers will flip, but whatever.
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Old 5th February 2011, 05:40 AM   #5
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Thank you for the links!

One good turn deserves another, no? I present:

Pakistan, the gift that keeps on giving!
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Old 5th February 2011, 12:17 PM   #6
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Dr. Paul Offit appears on The Colbert Report:
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=10440
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Old 5th February 2011, 01:27 PM   #7
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Brian Dunning's InFact series covers vaccines as well.
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Old 3rd March 2011, 11:22 AM   #8
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Didn't want to start a new thread, but just came upon this video.

It may be a bit NSFW.


Immunize!

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Old 3rd March 2011, 12:02 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by neutrino_cannon View Post
Thank you for the links!

One good turn deserves another, no? I present:

Pakistan, the gift that keeps on giving!
Wow... it's like the Taliban go out of their way to be as evil as possible, like cartoon villains.
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