Science explains why so many otherwise rational people oppose vaccines

by 1389 on February 22, 2015

in 1389 (blog admin), brain, medical, microbes

The Science of Anti-Vaccination

Published on Feb 19, 2015 by scishow
Fewer children in the United States are getting vaccinated. That’s bad news for those kids, and also for public health in general. Often, the response is to argue and debate and get angry at people who are we see as making terrible, irrational decisions. Instead of doing that, let’s use science to understand why this is happening in the first place.

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Sources:
Meta-Analysis of the Safety of Vaccines: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/2/325
The Internet and the Psychology of Vaccination Decisions: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19849
Naturalness Bias: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18319507
Omission Bias and Vaccines: http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/14/2/118
Difficulty in changing minds once they’re made: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/02/25/peds.2013-2365
Onset Patterns of Autism: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2857525/
Bad is Stronger than Good – Negativity Bias: http://assets.csom.umn.edu/assets/71516.pdf
Parental Vaccine Decision Making: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24011751
Read more about Risk Perception: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_perception
And Explanatory Style: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explanatory_style
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm

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1 Arius February 25, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Sure, vaccines are safe? DPT almost killed my son and even my daughter’s doctor proscribed DPT for her lifetime. The case against vaccines is very strong. Noone in my family will ever again take a vaccine.

2 Morticiaa February 26, 2015 at 11:50 pm

The reason so many are against is because of all the fillers put into the shots
Some quite toxic
This argument requires appropriate investipgation
And accountability of the pharma corporations
They have free license
No regulation
Even the generics are not tested
To make them cheaper for consumers
Only the top quality drugs get tested
Then the generics that are similar but untested
Are put on the market
This whole unregulated nonsense is so unacceptable
Often these generic cause drug reactions

But se la vie
No one complains
There are federal forms to fill out for reactions
To generic drugs but as in the car industry
The cost to the dealers makes it unprofitable
Four them to change their business model
Law suits would cost them pennies in comparison

3 1389 March 1, 2015 at 3:55 pm

@ Morticiaa,

The “fillers” in the vaccines are chemicals that preserve the active ingredients until the vaccine can be delivered to its recipients. This is necessary.

Generic drugs ARE subject to testing, at least in the US.

4 1389 March 1, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Yes, occasionally people get allergic reactions to vaccines. But a reaction to one particular vaccine does not mean that the subject will have a reaction to a different vaccine.

I have had whooping cough (pertussis), on account of my childhood vaccination having worn off by late middle age. It resulted in extreme agony, permanent physical damage, and permanent disruption to my life.

Since that time, the medical profession has recognized the need for pertussis boosters for adolescents and adults. I would not wish pertussis on my worst enemy.

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