Have the COVID-19 vaccines caused over 20,000 deaths?

Recently, anti-vaccine advocates have been pointing out that there have been over 20,000 deaths from the COVID-19 vaccine that have been reported to the VAERS database. If you're not familiar with VAERS, you can find a wealth of information in my previous post. In short, VAERS is a passive reporting database that serves merely as … Continue reading Have the COVID-19 vaccines caused over 20,000 deaths?

“Whoop” There It Is – An Overview of Pertussis Vaccines

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a contagious respiratory disease characterized by uncontrollable, violent coughing which can make it difficult to breathe. The name "whooping cough" comes from the many deep breaths that are needed in order to regain the air that was missed after a fit of coughing. The disease can be fatal and infants less than … Continue reading “Whoop” There It Is – An Overview of Pertussis Vaccines

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?