Are there really graphs that show vaccines don’t work and that vaccines didn’t save us from vaccine preventable diseases, like polio and measles?
Sure. Anyone can make a graph.
It doesn’t take long though to see that the graphs are pure propaganda.
One of their favorites is about measles incidence (the number of cases) and mortality (how many people with measles die). The mortality from measles and most other conditions did decrease after the early 20th Century, with improvements in health care, nutrition, and sanitation, etc.
After 1945, though, there continued to be about 350 to 450 deaths a year from measles.
That continued right up until we got the first measles vaccine.
Measles was and still is a deadly disease.
But how can there be 400 deaths (380 to be exact) in 1960 when the graph in the line is so very close to zero? They are plotting the death rate, which was 0.2 or 0.2 per 100,000 people.
Do the graphs prove that vaccines don’t work or that vaccines didn’t save us from vaccine preventable diseases?
Of course not.
They simply shows the techniques the anti-vaccine movement uses to scare parents away from vaccinating their kids and to justify their own beliefs that vaccines are full of toxins and cause autism, etc.
For more information:
- Pre-Vaccine Declines in Measles Mortality
- Theatricality and deception, weapons against the uninitiated
- “Vaccines didn’t save us” (a.k.a. “vaccines don’t work”): Intellectual dishonesty at its most naked
- Analysis of Anti-Vax Graphs
- Bad Chart Thursday: The TRUTH about Bad Measles Charts the Mainstream Media Is Suppressing
- Yes, vaccines did save us from disease: a graphic analysis
- The intellectual dishonesty of the “vaccines didn’t save us” gambit
- Vaccines saved lives – scientific evidence
- Vaccine denier – diseases eliminated by sanitation, not vaccines
- Vaccines don’t work: an “infographic,” debunked
- Vaccines Work. These 8 Charts Prove It.
- Measles Deaths in the United States