Winning the Vaccine Wars

March 2, 2010 in Health Policy, Medical Ethics by RangelMD

A recent survey of 1,552 parents found that 29% of the mothers agreed with the statement that “some vaccines cause autism in healthy children”. Overall, 25% of the parents surveyed agreed with this statement and only 12% had refused a vaccination for their child. This is pretty good considering all the poorly balanced media overexposure that hysterical anti-vaccine Luddites get these days despite the fact that the original 1998 Lancet study has been retracted and its lead author disgraced. Besides,  the seemingly harmless act of giving the kids a ride in the minivan is statistically several hundred thousand times more dangerous than getting them vaccinated.

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