Tag Archives: MMR Vaccine

Measles, measles everywhere

Several Measles outbreaks are currently underway. In Romania, a major outbreak there has already killed over 20 people. The number of cases is heading to 5,000. In Italy, over 1,600 cases of Measles have been reported since the start of the … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination | Tagged , , , , , , ,

SSPE claims another young life

I learnt this very sad news from the “Just the Vaxx” website. Aliana, a child suffering from SSPE, passed away last month. Aliana was born in 2010 and caught Measles at just six months old. She appeared to recover fully, … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination | Tagged , ,

UPDATED: Robert De Niro misguidedly gives a podium to Andrew Wakefield

UPDATE Tribeca has taken “Vaxxed” off the schedule. The following statement was released yesterday: My intent in screening this film was to provide an opportunity for conversation around an issue that is deeply personal to me and my family. But … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , ,

Vaccines and autism, a wedding, predictions and a group to be banned

Some news stories caught my eye. Firstly, yet another study came to the conclusion that vaccines, and in particular thimerosal, do not cause autism. It was the follow up to a study which saw macaques given various vaccine schedules to … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination, Autism Awareness, Fun Stuff, Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Mind Blown

Totally and completely blown. Many years ago, epidemiologists discovered something strange. A few years after vaccination against measles, deaths from other childhood diseases would plummet. This was consistent across countries. A few years after measles vaccine was introduced in a … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination | Tagged , | 1 Comment

From bad to even worse for anti-vaxxers

It’s been another horrible week for antivaxxers. A study, Autism Occurrence by MMR Vaccine Status Among US Children With Older Siblings With and Without Autism, was published. The researchers used data in the Optum Research Database. This database contains anonymised data … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination | Tagged , , , , ,

More deaths from “harmless childhood” diseases

Another baby has fallen victim to whooping cough. Riley Hughes wasn’t even five weeks old. He wasn’t the only one. According to the article linked above. There have been three whooping cough deaths in babies in NSW since 2009, including a … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination | Tagged , , , , ,