Den of Iniquity

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Jumping to Conclusions

Posted on November 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM

The mainstream press routinely draws conclusions about vaccine safety in the absence of sufficient evidence. For example, we are told that:

• The removal of thimerosal from pediatric vaccines did not result in a reduction in the population frequency of autism. Therefore thimerosal-containing vaccines do not cause autism.

• Ten infants died in a pertussis outbreak in California. A CNN article quotes a health official who says that pertussis is vaccine-preventable and criticizes parents for choosing not to vaccinate their children. The health official concludes that everyone who comes into contact with diseases needs to be vaccinated to protect newborns.

In both these cases, there is simply not enough information to support the conclusions.

Carol Stott (PhD, MSc [Epidemiology], CSci, CPsychol), and Andrew Wakefield (MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath)

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