|Posted on November 5, 2017 at 11:05 AM|
Science lies at the heart of the vaccine controversy, and there can be no substitute for it. The ethical practice of medicine requires full and informed consent. It is not possible to have the informed part of informed consent without the science. That vaccine safety science has been and remains inadequate is not in dispute.
The IOM has played an important role in guiding vaccine policy over the past several decades. Excerpts from a succession of IOM reports over a fifteen-year period illustrate the continued lack of progress in addressing the paucity of research on vaccine safety.
1991: In the course of its review, the committee encountered many gaps and limitations in knowledge bearing directly and indirectly on the safety of vaccines.
1994: Committee members were struck by the lack of evidence . . . For about two-thirds of the relations evaluated, the committees found either that there was no evidence bearing on the question of causality or that the available evidence was insufficient or inadequate to make a determination about causality.
2002: The committee concludes that the epidemiological and clinical evidence is inadequate to accept or reject a causal relationship between multiple immunizations and an increased risk of allergic disease, particularly asthma.
Carol Stott (PhD, MSc [Epidemiology], CSci, CPsychol), and Andrew Wakefield (MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath)
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