Vaccine statistics – scare tactics and bad math don’t fool anyone

vaccine statistics

Recently, I wrote an article discussing how antivaccination trope inventors could not understand the most basic elements of mathematics in reading a vaccine label. They misinterpreted some simple math like that the toxic level of a substance is several million times higher than what is injected. I suppose in the minds of vaccine deniers, 1=1 billion. Or 1 trillion. Or 4783.2226. It just depends. Antivaccine activists misuse vaccine statistics to invent scare tactics. Don’t be fooled by their bad math.

And if they can’t understand the simplest of math principles, assuming that they would understand population level statistics might be a really bad assumption.

I was pointed to an antivaccination article, on the Political Blindspot website, which is dedicated to finding news articles swept under the rug by mainstream media. The raptor always gets his feathers ruffled whenever the word “mainstream” is used. Continue reading “Vaccine statistics – scare tactics and bad math don’t fool anyone”

Hey vaccine deniers–it’s just simple math. Part deux.

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A few days ago, I wrote an article discussing how antivaccination trope inventors could not understand the most basic elements of mathematics in reading a vaccine label. They misinterpreted some simple math like that the toxic level of a substance is several million times higher than what is injected. I suppose in the minds of vaccine deniers, 1=1 billion. Or 1 trillion. Or 4783.2226. It just depends.

And if they can’t understand the simplest of math principles, assuming that they would understand population level statistics might be a really bad assumption.

Recently, I was pointed to an antivaccination article, on the Political Blindspot website, which is dedicated to finding news articles swept under the rug by mainstream media. My skeptical radar always goes into full energy mode whenever I see the word “mainstream.” Continue reading “Hey vaccine deniers–it’s just simple math. Part deux.”