The Jenny McCarthy Body Count site tracks the number of vaccine-preventable illnesses and deaths in the US since June 2007. See also via kottke Continue reading
Following up on my recent chicken pox vaccine post: The number of babies who died in the entire United States in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 with varicella as the underlying cause was zero. Remember, we don’t even vaccinate kids younger than one, so any benefits they are seeing are from herd immunity. This is an aspect of immunization which is discussed too rarely. You don’t … Continue reading
I’ve said this many times before, but for anyone who questions vaccines, please, please reassess your views. Vaccines save lives. It’s as simple and beautiful as that. Ever since the chickenpox vaccine became routine for kids back in 1995, deaths from the virus, also known as varicella, have been dropping. A study in the journal Pediatrics out today tells us just how steep that drop … Continue reading Chickenpox Deaths Plummet With Help Of Vaccine
It’s looking more and more like polio will be globally eradicated in the near future thanks to the polio vaccine and a well-organized global campaign primarily spearheaded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. If you are a parent and have any negative feelings at all toward vaccines, please understand the significance of what they’ve done for the world and reconsider. As you can see … Continue reading
I received the following email after my last post (published with her approval): Hey Doc 🙂 First off, I love your blog. I have been following for quite some time and respect you a great deal. I read your post from The Atlantic about vaccines and was wondering what your stance on them is? Do you believe that they are healthy and necessary to a child … Continue reading My official stance on vaccines.
Why, despite all the evidence to the contrary, do so many people remain adamant in their belief that vaccines are responsible for harming hundreds of thousands of otherwise healthy children? Why was the media so inclined to air their views? Why were so many others so readily convinced? Why, in other words, are we willing to believe things that are, according to all available evidence, … Continue reading
Andrew Wakefield published a bogus study in the Lancet. Bogus study has been disproved over and over again. Andrew Wakefield is outed as a quack and tried for professional misconduct. Media still reporting on the bogus non-existent link between vaccines and autism. And Jenny McCarthy still runs her mouth as some sort of Playmate/Autism expert. See this: The decadelong vaccine-autism saga began in 1998, when … Continue reading How the anti-vaccine movement started (aka How Jenny McCarthy found her life’s mission after Playboy)