It's All Been Said Before, But Not Quite Like This
Oct 06, 2011
Maybe you’ve seen this already, but this is one blog post definitely worth reading, saving and passing on.
Dr. Rachel Dunlop, a medical researcher, science communicator and campaigner for science-based medicine in Australia, does a truly outstanding job of addressing some of the top vaccination myths in her post 9 Vaccination Myths Busted. With Science. Her frank and direct approach relies on solid science and is backed by extensive references. Yet, she still manages to communicate the science in a way that any layperson can understand.
The following is a list of the myths she addresses in her post.
Myth 1: Vaccines cause autism.
Myth 2: Vaccines contain mercury.
Myth 3: Vaccines contain toxic ingredients.
Myth 4: Vaccines have never been tested.
Myth 5: Vaccines don’t work because children who are vaccinated can still get the disease.
Myth 6: Improved living standards, not vaccination have reduced disease.
Myth 7: Infectious diseases are not serious; children are meant to get them.
Myth 8: Vaccines cause or spread the diseases they are supposed to prevent.
Myth 9: My child’s immune system will be overwhelmed.
I can’t think of anything that she may have left out. Except of course, how to make this required reading for all new parents!
Once again, this is an excellent read that I just had to share. Thanks Dr. Dunlop for doing your part to help others understand the science behind immunizations!
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