Simpsonwood and Vaccines

Simpsonwood refers to the Scientific Review of Vaccine Safety Datalink Information conference by 51  vaccine and vaccine safety researchers and experts. A CDC conference to discuss thimerosal and vaccines, it was held over two days at the Simpsonwood Methodist retreat and conference center in Norcross, Georgia (near Atlanta) in June 2000. The AAP and FDA …

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MSG and Vaccines

Yes, monosodium glutamate (MSG) is the additive in Chinese food that some people try to avoid. It is also found naturally in many foods, especially tomatoes, or can be made by fermenting different starches and sugars. So why is it also found in some of our vaccines? According to the CDC, MSG is used as …

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Raggedy Ann and Vaccines

How is Raggedy Ann associated with vaccines? Johnny Gruelle wrote children’s book in the early 20th century. He created Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy sometime before 1914 and wrote a number of stories about his daughter Marcella playing with the dolls. Tragically, his daughter later died when she was 13 years old, reportedly after getting …

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Polysorbate 80 in Vaccines

What is polysorbate 80 and why do they put it in vaccines? Polysorbate 80, also known as tween 80, is an emulsifier. According to the FDA, it “helps ingredients mix together and keep them from separating.” It is also used as a food additive, most notably as an emulsifier in ice cream. Polysorbate 80 is …

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