Measles deaths are on the rise too. While the risk of complications of measles can be reduced with vitamin A treatment, that doesn’t eliminate them. And the benefit is mostly in those who are already vitamin A deficient. Vitamin A has a much more modest effect in developed countries, where measles deaths still occur.
What to reduce your child’s risk of dying from measles?
Have you ever wondered how anti-vaccine do their vaccine research?
While they used to have to rely on Google University for their vaccine research, they now have folks making them ready made binders chock full of misinformation!
Misusing Vaccine Studies
As with their misuse of Google and Pubmed, a lot of the problems with these binders is that anti-vaccine folks cherry pick studies that support what they want to hear.
And in many cases, they read things into studies, thinking they support their views against vaccines, when they really don’t.
Is this 1995 study, Detection of Measles Virus RNA in Urine Specimens from Vaccine Recipients, a warning about shedding?
Anti-vaccine folks would sure like you to think so, but the thing is, measles is a respiratory illness.
“In this systematic review, we
have determined that there have been no confirmed cases of
human-to-human transmission of the measles vaccine virus.”
Greenwood et al on A systematic review of human-to-human transmission of measles vaccine virus
Detecting vaccine strain measles in urine isn’t something to be concerned about because it can’t lead to an infection.
Anyway, you’re not going to get measles from shedding after someone was vaccinated. If you do, you will be the first!
Misusing MTHFR Tests
Have you wondered why anti-vaccine are so concerned about their MTHFR test results?
“In conclusion, the invalid interpretation that the determination of the MTFHR variant is an acceptable reason for vaccine exemptions is not based on the precepts of replication and rigorous clinical testing. It is unfortunate that the loose application of our exploratory report has been misinterpreted and used to inappropriately justify exemption of children from medically indicated vaccines.”
David M Reif, Ph.D. on the Inappropriate Citation of Vaccine Article
Turns out it is because a few anti-vaccine doctors misinterpretated an old study about the smallpox vaccine.
Now that the author of that study has called them out, will they stop?
This is not people with vaccine-associated measles.
Misusing Scientific Research
Remember when they thought that the study, Deaths Reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, United States, 1997–2013, reported that 79% of deaths in VAERS occurred on the day a child received a vaccine?
That’s not what the study said…
The study simply said that “For child death reports, 79.4% received >1 vaccine on the same day.”
Yes, they issue bogus press releases and then make folks think that mainstream news sites are doing feature stories about them, when in reality, these mainstream news sites simply republish every press release they get.
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