I spend more time than I care to admit having online debates with people. Recently, I was having a discussion with a mother about the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). She was of the opinion that vaccines cause a wide range of things such as autism and death. She argued that all of the … Continue reading Causality & The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
Month: July 2015
Experience with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny on Facebook
Recently, I was perusing some anti-vaccination pages on Facebook. I came across the page of Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, quite popular in the anti-vaccine movement. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a specialization in osteopathic medicine. Tenpenny posted a link to an article by Sayer Ji of greenmedinfo. The headline proclaims "Study Calls Into Question … Continue reading Experience with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny on Facebook
Anecdotes of “Vaccine-Injured Children” – What Can They Really Tell Us?
If you're familiar with the information provided by anti-vaccine websites, then you have probably encountered some anecdotal (word of mouth) accounts of children getting injured by vaccines. The story usually goes something like this: a child receives one or more vaccines and then within a short time frame after vaccination, the child experiences an adverse event. Examples of some … Continue reading Anecdotes of “Vaccine-Injured Children” – What Can They Really Tell Us?