In which one of my students takes a look at why so many have believed in the autism-vaccine connection.
In which my student dispels some myths about the dangers of vaccinations, both in terms of herd immunity issues and costs.
In which one of my students take a look at why vaccines get all the coverage when discussing autism, and suggests alternatives.
In which one of my students takes a look at how the coincidental timing of vaccines, autism diagnoses, the DSM-IV, and the rise of online information created the conditions to give rise to the false autism-vaccine link.
Actress extraordinaire Sarah Michelle Geller, most well-known to geeks around the world as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is taking on a new foe: vaccine deniers. In a recent interview, she express her support for the Sounds of Pertussis campaign to raise awareness of why vaccinations for whooping cough are crucial for both adults and children.
One of the most dangerous and irresponsible non-scientific mindsets of the last 15 years is the anti-vaccination movement. It can be directly linked to dozens of deaths and thousands of unneeded illnesses. One of the more frequent ant-vaxxer refrains of the past decade has been that giving the standard US vaccination schedule exposes young ones to too many vaccines/antigens/whatevers too early in life.
(Actually, it’s more like Science 1 bazillion, Homeopathy 0, but I digress.) Excellent news out of Australia, where a father…