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Vaccines and Autism: Stop Beating a Dead Horse #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to day 22 in the A to Z Challenge on autism. Today, I focus on a very controversial subjects: do vaccines cause autism?

The answer to this question could be very short: no. 474 more words


Anti-vaccine leader tells parents to fight immunization bill

Andrew Wakefield, the British scientist and former physician whose discredited research linking autism and immunizations helped launch a worldwide anti-vaccination movement, encouraged Californians Friday to fight back against a state Senate bill that would make childhood vaccinations mandatory. 134 more words

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Conveniently timed study rules out link between autism, MMR vaccine even in at-risk kids

The vocal minority of parents who contend that there is a cause-and-effect relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism aren’t likely to be swayed, said Dr. 118 more words

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Religion complicates California vaccine debate

Most states allow for a religious vaccine exemption. Since California does not have a religious exemption distinct from the personal belief exemption, doing away with the personal belief exemption, as SB 277 would do, also would bar parents from invoking religion to skip shots. 185 more words

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Statistics Within Science

A Clear Misunderstanding
Over the course of many years trying to educate and debate with people on the merits of science, I have come to realize that one of the biggest  hurdles for people to jump across is the conceptual understanding of statistics and probability. 885 more words


Existence Can't Be Nonexistence

Sometimes I have noticed in other people and even myself something strange. When you are given the same moral choice but in two very similar situation they won’t make the same decision. 554 more words

California Capitol on alert over anti-vaccine threats

The impassioned debate surrounding California legislation to remove the personal-belief exemption for vaccinations has bubbled over into threats against lawmakers and heightened security measures for at least one state senator. 135 more words

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