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on vaccinations, part 2

August 10, 2008

Last Tuesday, Amanda Peet, vaccination advocate and actress, had an interview on Good Morning America where she tore apart the anti-vaccination argument point by point. It was a brilliant showing of a lay person explaining the science behind our big media topic of the minute and still saying “Don’t listen to me; I’m not a scientist.” She also discussed people’s innate ability to mistrust any group of experts, especially those trying to save their lives. Here is the link. You can see the interview there (I don’t know where else to find it).

While it really sucks that celebrities are the ones with the loudest voices in these debates, and while scientists everywhere are really trying to bolster the proper claims for this one, it is great that someone is standing up to Jenny McCarthy and the Anti-vaxxers.

Again, vaccination is the only way our species can stave off such horrible diseases as hepatitis A and B, rubella, meningitis, diphtheria, tetanus, and human papillomavirus. Human papillomavirus! That’s a vaccine that can prevent cervical CANCER!!! These are not all the viruses that can be stopped, but some big ones.

I know I sound preachy, people, but its really important. It is not an exaggeration to say that getting vaccinations will greatly improve the continues survival of our close-quarters species as it exists.

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2 comments

  1. Mm. Perhaps. But just to keep things balanced I’ll just post this and see the science, from the other side of the fence.

    http://warofillusions.wordpress.com/2008/07/27/the-abbreviated/


  2. Interesting how the link between autism and vaccinations is coincidental. Autism is identified when development is not normal. All these developments take place during the normal childhood immunization schedule. Though, is there a definitive link between autism and heavy metal toxins? No.

    http://psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20040106-000005.html

    http://autism.about.com/od/earlysignsofautism/a/firstsigns.htm



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