Countering Misinformation

Concerned citizens have questioned the use of and the safety of vaccines since the advent of the first vaccine against smallpox back in 1796 by Edward Jenner. Political cartoons of the era reflect concerns that people who received the cow pox inoculation would grow horns, tails and other attributes of cows.

The Cow Pock Political Cartoon

In recent years vaccines have been targeted as the cause of the increase in autism rates throughout the world. Hypothesis were generated suggesting that either combined Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine or the ingredient thimerosal, found in some vaccines could be the cause of autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Fortunately, the worldwide scientific community, the U.S. government and partner agencies take such accusations very seriously, investigating potential vaccine safety issues in great depth by conducting rigorous studies to determine the feasibility of harm. ECBT's Vaccinate Your Family website provides details on peer-reviewed articles and studies by medical experts who adhere to rigorous scientific standards when researching possible connections between vaccines and long term ailments.

Unfortunately, there is a great deal of misinformation disseminated regarding the safety of vaccines which can be countered using a variety of resources.

Ignoring Context & Lack of Common Sense:  Misusing “infant theoretical 10,000 vaccines at a time”

In his latest paper, Dr. Harrison points out that he believes, "...that there is not a single book or paper that I couldn’t find one or two sentences that I could take out of context in order to prove any point I wish to." In this paper Dr. Harrison once again explains how our immune systems work, how vaccinations fit in the picture, and to show just how flawed antivaccinationist thinking is. More...

Good Science vs Bad Science

There is "good" science and "bad" science when it comes testing a hypothesis such as "Vaccines Cause X, Y, and Z". Read about the scientific method used to prove or disprove cause and effect. More...

How to Evaluate Medical Research

Every day medical research is reported on by the popular press. Digging down into the study and asking some very critical questions can help you evaluate the credibility of the research. More...

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