Juno Magazine On The Vaccine Debate

July 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , , )

The summer issue of Juno Magazine explores, among other things, what they refer to as ‘the vaccine debate’. The exploration is conducted by a Devon doula named Claire Arnold, who solemnly informs us on the first page that an informed decision “can only be taken when one is in full possession of the facts surrounding the issue in question”, that media coverage, NHS guidelines and alternative advice can create confusion and anxiety around the subject, and that it is very difficult to find unbiased, factual information about vaccinations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Mail On HPV Vaccine

November 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , , )

The Daily Mail have published an article about the HPV vaccine. You won’t be surprised to learn that the tone of the article is scaremongering – with the very real benefits of the vaccine downplayed and a focus on the hypothetical risks. Read the rest of this entry »

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MMR vaccination – still underachieving on a massive scale

November 26, 2010 at 10:57 am (Anti-Vaccination, Vaccines) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Guest blogpost from Peter Flegg, UK doctor.

This week I discovered a new toy to play around with. It’s the new interactive section of the Health Protection Agency website, called Health Protection Profiles. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Daily Mail Article(s) On Vaccination

November 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , )

Here, the Daily Mail publish an article on a proposal to inoculate children on a same day surgery visit [PDF of original article here]. The article has been amended since I first read it last night [PDF of this morning’s version here]. Read the rest of this entry »

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Scare stories and MMR vaccine: What if there is a measles outbreak?

November 1, 2010 at 11:53 am (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , )

Guest blog post from WH

The What Doctor’s Don’t Tell You website is up with a new scare story about MMR vaccine. The scare story itself has been debunked but let us take a look at the advantage that MMR vaccine provides by preventing measles and what will happen if the vaccine coverage decreases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Protect Yourself And Others: Get Vaccinated

October 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , , , , , , )

Here is a Youtube video telling the story of one infant who contracted pertussis: Carter’s Story.

Here is what happened when there was an ill-founded scare surrounding the pertussis vaccine in this country: Read the rest of this entry »

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Vaccines: Shiv Chopra And Joseph Mercola

January 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Dr Joseph Mercola) (, , , , , , , , )

Swine flu exists. Flu vaccines are protective against influenza. The benefits of vaccination against seasonal flu and swine flu probably outweigh the risks of vaccination. Every year many people suffer and die from seasonal influenza, particularly the elderly, children younger than age 2 and people with other medical conditions or weakened immune systems. These are just some of the things you might like to bear in mind as you read the following. Read the rest of this entry »

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