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The importance of relative risk in understanding vaccine effectiveness

A while back I noticed that Greg Beattie was deceiving his readers about pertussis vaccine efficacy by misrepresenting NNDSS data.

Yes, the same Beattie with the bogus claim that vaccines did not reduce infectious diseases. 430 more words

Health

Vaccine adverse events are rare–vast benefits outweigh risks


Via Skeptical Raptor

Like all medical procedures, devices and pharmaceuticals, vaccines are not perfect. What matters is that the benefits, not only medically but also economically, outweigh any risks. 382 more words

Science

Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine isn't linked to autism: large review

TORONTO — It’s new research that may have come in handy for concerned parents as a measles outbreak spread through parts of Canada last year: childhood vaccines are safe and don’t lead to autism, a scientific review suggests. 450 more words

Canada

U.S. panel says nasal spray should be 1st choice against flu for kids

ATLANTA – When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children. 423 more words

News

FDA warns GSK over problems at Quebec flu vaccine manufacturing plant

TORONTO – The company that makes about half of Canada’s seasonal flu vaccine order and has the country’s pandemic flu vaccine contract has been issued a warning from the U.S. 837 more words

News

Anti-vaccine chiropractors redux 3

Since August 8 2013 chiropractors in Australia have been banned from posting anti-vaccine misinformation, well, anywhere. Period.

I’m not sure how much the Chiropractic Board of Australia has done about its anti-vaccine chiropractors: we only hear rumours. 250 more words

Anti Vaccination

Anti-Vac

Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Date: 2014
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublisherLtd
Length: 254 pages
Size: 6-½”x5”

This side story to VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy chronicles one of Area X’s most dangerous incursions into the outer world. 51 more words

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