6 Dangerous Anti-Vaccination Arguments Analyzed, Explained, And Shut Down
Science has provided ample evidence that childhood vaccines are safe and effective, and public health authorities maintain that vaccines are as important as seat belts in protecting our children. Even President Obama has urged parents to have their kids vaccinated.
So how can it be that many parents opt against having their children vaccinated–even in the face of the measles outbreak that has sickened more than 102 people in 14 states?
It’s complicated, of course. Trust in government–or the lack thereof–has been identified as a key factor. But many parents become anti-vaxxers as a result of plain-old misinformation.
Here are six misguided anti-vaccination arguments–and the truth about each.
Bad argument #1: There’s no proof that vaccines don’t cause autism. It’s hard to prove a negative. But the American Academy of Pediatrics has released a list of more than 40 studies showing no link whatsoever between vaccines and autism.
Bad argument #2: One study from England did show a link between vaccines and autism. Yes, a study published in The Lancet in 1998 did find such a link. But the study was retracted, and the physician-researcher who —> Read More Here