What’s more convincing than a Youtube video? Nothing. With that in mind, I draw your attention to this: Hitler and Vaccines, posted on Youtube by 101numbat. You can stop reading now and go watch the video.
For some reason, this video reminded me of the mainstream media’s vaccine scare stories. In particular, the articles I wrote about in the following posts: dangerous nonsense in the Sunday Express; Daily Mail on HPV vaccine.
I suppose I should link to some actual evidence too. (No serious adverse events were observed… Almost all of the local and general reactions proved to be of negligible intensity and duration and required no medical intervention.)
Or there’s this. (The HPV vaccines appear safe and effective.)
When the study reported on here is published in January, I look forward to serious discussion of the results and conclusions in newspapers such as the Express and the Mail.
I think in discussion of vaccines it’s often worth mentioning this paper, the abstract of which notes:
During recent years a scala of diseases or symptoms have been associated with vaccination (presumed side effects). Careful and extensive investigations have shown that such hypotheses could not be supported. Examples are allergic diseases as asthma, diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis (after hepatitis B vaccination), autism and inflammatory bowel disease (after MMR vaccination) and sudden infant death syndrome. The total number of cases where at least a possible relation between side effects and vaccination is observed – apart from local reactions and moderate general symptoms – is very rare (about 0.25 per 1000 vaccinations) and does not balance the benefits from vaccination.