Category Archives: Anti-antivaccination

Countering the lies of anti-vaxxers.

New TB Vaccine successfully completes a small trial

A new vaccine against Tuberculosis has successfully completed an early trial. Developed by Glaxo Smithkline amd Aeras, the M72 vaccine reduced TB rates by more than half. The current vaccine against TB is Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG). Its effectiveness in children … Continue reading

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More antivaxxers getting slapped down

https://cheezburger.com/6822917/20-memes-that-hilariously-argue-with-anti-vaxxer-logic Children of Anti-Vaxxers who grew up and got yourselves vaccinated, what’s your story? How did your parents take it? [Serious] from AskReddit https://cheezburger.com/7017477/ben-franklin-slammed-anti-vaxxers-with-savage-comeback-over-230-years-ago

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Another load of antivaxx bollocks

Apparently, last week was “Vaccine Injury Awareness Week”. I must confess, I didn’t notice until Orac pointed it out. Had he not mentioned it, I would never have known about it. “Vaccine Injury Awareness” Week started a few years ago. … Continue reading

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Gardasil used to treat skin cancer

So this was on Health24 last week. HPV shot eliminates advanced skin cancer in 97-year-old A doctor treated a woman with advanced squamous cell carcinoma by injecting each tumour with Gardasil, the HPV Vaccine. The unconventional method was a huge … Continue reading

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Mockery of antivaxxers on Bored Panda

I regularly see posts from the site Bored Panda on my Facebook. As with Cheezburger, it’s now also started to slam antivaxxers. I saw one such post today. The Internet Is Shutting Down Anti-Vaxxers One By One And It’s Too … Continue reading

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Harmful childhood diseases

The inevitable has happened. In California, an infant has died of pertussis, the first such death since 2016. In France, the third measles death of 2018 has occurred. From the above report: As of July 08, 2018, 2646 cases reported … Continue reading

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Polio case confirmed in Papua New Guinea

Damn it, Damn it, DAMN IT! 18 years after Papua New Guinea was certified polio free, a new case has been confirmed. The victim was a six-year-old boy who developed weakness in his lower limbs, later confirmed to be the … Continue reading

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