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Doctors Say Vaccines Are Safe

Yes, Moms, Vaccines Are Safe

If you are a member of the antivaccination movement, you may want to rethink your stance. After recently reviewing medical records and data from the 1990s, the RAND Corporation found no link between vaccinations and autism. The company, commissioned by the federal government, specifically looked at antigens, the proteins in vaccines that create immunity. Researchers found no connection between the amount of antigen exposure and development of autism.

"Concerns about vaccine safety have led some parents to decline recommended vaccination of their children, leading to the resurgence of diseases," Dr. Courtney Gidengil, RAND's lead researcher, writes in the study. "We found evidence that some vaccines are associated with serious adverse events; however, these events are extremely rare and must be weighed against the protective benefits that vaccines provide."

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SallyBackhaus SallyBackhaus 2 years

If you really
cared more about learning than pretending ignorance is superior, you'd
go look for yourself instead of spewing insults. (I realize that a large subset of our culture think internet insults show superiority, but people who actually have something worthwhile to say don't need to be vulgar to get their point across.)
CDC propaganda sheets handed out at pediatric offices and vaccine package inserts are specific cited sources. While it's true that I did not name specific brands of specific vaccines, any one of them will do as an excellent starting point. Most of the lay people who've actually studied vaccination started by actually reading the information the doctor gave them instead of mindlessly assuming if a doctor's office is handing it out it must be a good thing. A quick scan through any library database will give you a very long list of books and they will reference multiple studies to look up. (Some of those studies had websites when the books were written. Most of those web sites will be something else by the time the book's readers get there. Scientists seem to have more important things to do than maintain web pages beyond that pages usefulness to the study in question.)
Because every study involves creating thousands (if not millions) of pages of data that are summarized in reports hundreds of pages long, then summarized into articles for peer review tens of pages long, then into newspaper articles a few paragraphs long, and most people only read the headline, any of those summaries allow skewing the data any way the summarizer chooses and all sides do it. It is not at all uncommon for the same study to be shown to say at least 3 different things depending on who analyzed the data (and sadly, who is paying for that analysis). If you have a good inter-library loan system, you can often get back as far as the Medical journals and sometimes back to the original report (Some medical journals do post articles on line; the average price to read one is $300 for a subscription to the journal or $35 per individual article. That's why I use inter-library loan to get them on paper.); once in a while the internet will even let you have a look at the raw data, but you have to start from from later sources, really dig, and the sites that house such things change frequently and without warning. I strongly suggest having a medical dictionary with you the first few times you read the review articles and sometimes a legal dictionary can be helpful if you go back further than that. Despite common perception, once you translate the acronyms and Latin, medical studies are pretty easy to understand. (I personally believe most of the specialized language is so laypeople won't realize just how easy it really is to get this stuff when you can access it.)
Real knowledge has to be worked for. It takes years of reading assorted opinions from assorted viewpoints, fact checking the data behind those opinions (to the level of your accessibility to that data), making informed choices based on that information, and being willing to keep learning in case new data comes to light.
Scanning a few web pages that already agree with your uninformed opinion is propaganda. I prefer to make the effort to acquire knowledge. That's why I don't have time for trolls like you.

SallyBackhaus SallyBackhaus 2 years

The sites you get your information from are easily accessible on line. I prefer sources I can validate.
If I had any interest in soaps, they'd would be a far better use of my time than conversing with you. I have told you how to learn for yourself. You choose to spew insults instead of acquiring knowledge. You can lead the ignorant to knowledge, but you can't make them think. Your lack of thinking ability is not my problem.

SallyBackhaus SallyBackhaus 2 years

Books and medical journals don't come with links. They're made out of this amazing stuff called paper.

SallyBackhaus SallyBackhaus 2 years

You seem to spend a lot of your time on crank websites, but I prefer well cited books by immunologists, epidemiologists, and pediatricians and peer reviewed medical journals. The only thing I use the internet for is looking up the data of the studies cited because it's so easy to skew the data in a summary.

SallyBackhaus SallyBackhaus 2 years

Awwww, poor notation---The facts don't conform to your opinion so the people who've bothered to learn them must be deficient. It must be hard to care so much about keeping others ignorant
See I can do it too--and much more literately. :)

SallyBackhaus SallyBackhaus 2 years

Actually my statistics come from the CDC. I originally got them from the little "rah, rah, get your shots" papers our pediatrician claims the government makes them hand out. They list possible side effects of both the disease and the vaccine and are very carefully arranged to make the disease look horrifying and the shot look safe if you skim them. I'm assuming that they don't expect anyone to actually read the numbers. I'll admit I didn't until I had to start checking ingredient lists for a child with allergies. If you actually read the numbers, the diseases are much, much safer than the shots. I pointed it out to our pediatrician because I wasn't sure I was reading it right. They read it and stopped pushing vaccines.

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