The latest Penn & Teller episode on vaccinations is on YouTube. There is a couple of funny spots when this one antijabs guy attempts to argue that vaccines are responsible for cancer and for AIDS in Africa. If it's a disease, vaccines cause it.
How did one (discredited) study that alleged one vaccine can cause autism suddenly lead to all vaccines causing everything?
Post by gillianren on Feb 12, 2011 13:51:46 GMT -4
I actually just finished a very interesting book on the subject. (Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All, by Paul A. Offit, MD.) Surprisingly little of the doubt comes from that. Apparently, the first protesters against smallpox thought, because the vaccine came from the cowpox material, that you could actually gain bovine features from it. The current fear of autism is no less silly to me.
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