Posts Tagged ‘vaccination myths’

It’s All Been Said Before, But Not Quite Like This

October 6, 2011 1 comment

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!