I am up-to-date on all of my adult vaccines. This article reviews those vaccines and what they prevent. I practice what I preach.
The CDC now recommends the Tdap, RSV, COVID-19, and flu vaccines for pregnant women. These vaccines protect the mother and child.
A large systematic review has found that adult vaccines can significantly reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Published research shows that individuals who have received one flu vaccine have an over 40% reduction in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Professor Reiss describes how the tragic passing of the son of MMA fighter Nick Catone has been blamed on vaccines without evidence.
The anti-vaccine world loves its myths, because, lacking any real scientific evidence supporting their outlandish claims, fairy tales are all they have. Not that I like picking and choosing the worst of the anti-vaccine urban legends, but the vaccine court myths are among the most egregious and ridiculous.
Although there are a lot of vaccine court myths, I wanted this article will focus on just three critical points:
- The vaccine court vs. civil courts for plaintiffs.
- Vaccine manufacturers are immune to lawsuits.
- Billions of dollars have been paid out to “victims.”
- The vaccine court said that vaccines cause autism.
Let’s get to the article.Read More »Vaccine court myths – instead, here are facts about the NVICP
This article about ICAN and its anti-vaccine rhetoric about informed consent was written by Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco, CA), who is a frequent contributor to this and many other blogs, providing in-depth, and intellectually stimulating, articles about vaccines, medical issues, social policy, and the law.
Professor Reiss writes extensively in law journals about vaccination’s social and legal policies. Additionally, Reiss is also a member of the Parent Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines, a parent-led organization that supports and advocates for on-time vaccination and the reduction of vaccine-preventable diseases. She is also a member of the Vaccines Working Group on Ethics and Policy.
In a misleading “White Paper,” the anti-vaccine organization, Del Bigtree‘s Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) argued that “eliminating vaccine exemptions and curtailing criticism is unethical and un-American” because, they argue, it invalidates vaccination informed consent. The initial statement is wrong, and the arguments brought to support it are wrong. This article corrects the record.Read More »ICAN anti-vaccine rhetoric — getting it wrong about informed consent