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Vaccines: Give Them a Shot

Despite a lack of once-rampant diseases and an increasing rate of parents blaming them as a direct cause of autism, the benefits of vaccines far outweigh its detriments and still remain a relevant and necessary factor in maintaining children’s health.

Kristina Kim

on 20 December 2010

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Transcript of Vaccines: Give Them a Shot

ARE THEY NECESSARY? Yes! Vaccines remain a beneficial & relevant part of life today. VACCINES:
GIVE THEM A SHOT! How did this controversy start? <-- Dr. Andrew Wakefield Published in The Lancet that MMR vaccine caused autism
Based on a study of 12 children after given the vaccine However, Biased
Received £55,000 of funding from Britain's Legal Aid Board
10 of 12 coauthors withdraw hypothesis 12 versus 473
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3 million Thimerosal “Researchers found no significant effect on speech, verbal memory, fine motor coordination, attention, behavior or general intelligence." ~"A Neverending Story" by Jeneen Interlandi "In the seven years since the cleaned-up vaccines were introduced, new cases of autism continue to climb, reaching a rate of 1 in every 150 8-year-olds today." ~"How Safe Are Vaccines by Alice Park Are vaccines even relevant anymore? In 2001, Nigerian leaders convinced parents polio vaccines were dangerous & should not be administered
Infection rates rose 30-fold
Infected 10 other countries ~"How Safe Are Vaccines?" by Alice Park Even in the U.S. "...measles, mumps, diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, and typhoid fever are surfacing now in all sorts of settings." ~"The Long-Term Evidence for Vaccines" by Laurie Garrett & Dana March
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