The truth about vaccines

April 17, 2014


Vaccines are good.


At least, that’s what we think.


As for the rest of the American population, the same cannot be said. Anti-vaccination groups are a rapidly growing entity in the United States.


One of the crusaders of this anti-vax movement is former Playmate Jenny McCarthy. McCarthy has claimed for years that vaccinations are dangerous, according to an article on Slate.com.


Her claims most likely began when her now 7-year-old son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2.


She is firm in her belief that vaccinations were the cause of her son’s autism.


For years she has been advocating that there are toxins present in vaccines. While that may be true, medical professionals have explained that the amount of toxins in vaccines is far too small to be considered dangerous.


In all honesty, vaccines do not contain a big enough dose of toxins to cause the problems that anti-vaxxers, like McCarthy, are claiming exists.


In an article from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it provides proof of the safety of vaccines.


Anti-vaxxers are using faulty logic. Just because a moderate proportion of people may breakout with a disease shortly after receiving a vaccination, or may die shortly after is a casual connection.


According to the article, anti-vax groups might as well say that eating bread causes car crashes since most drivers who crash their cars had probably eaten bread within the past 24 hours.


The only reason anti-vax groups were started was due to bad research with even worse interpretation.


We don’t even know why those groups exist anymore.


These anti-vaxxers are not doctors, at least not smart ones, and they are basing their opinions on discounted research by a man who was discredited by the medical community.


If their claims were true, why would they ever trust doctors again since they think they are poisoning newborns with autism shots?


McCarthy made her living selling nude pictures of herself and apparently that’s all you need to get people to listen to the made up medical ‘facts’ about vaccines that save lives and do not cause autism.


It is ridiculous that they refuse vaccines because it puts other kids at risk and makes preventable diseases more prevalent.


Yes, the diseases we vaccinate for are significantly less prominent now, but all it takes is one contraction to cause an outbreak if we have a number of unvaccinated people.


That happened in Bolder, Co., and they had a really high whooping cough rate in 2002 because of it.


On McCarthy’s anti-vaccine body count page there are 130,730 recorded preventable diseases and 1,381 preventable deaths but 0 autism diagnoses scientifically linked to autism.


These numbers provide proof of what vaccinations can really do.


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