The most basic answers to your questions about vaccines are that while vaccines aren’t perfect, they are safe and necessary and they do work well to protect us from vaccine-preventable disease.
Alternative medicine is rarely right, and that can have life-threatening consequences when it leads folks to reject traditional treatments when they are really sick.
Vaccine scare stories in the media, fueled by anecdotal reports and false balance in their reporting, have helped scare parents away from vaccinating and protecting their kids.
Everyone knows that Andy Wakefield‘s fraudulent MMR study was retracted. That’s the study that got folks scared into thinking that vaccines are associated with autism. Surprisingly, it’s not the only one… Retracted Anti-Vaccine Studies Actually, it shouldn’t be surprising at all. Most studies that are touted by the anti-vaccine movement are poorly done and often …