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  •  I'll try to address your questions, tacet. (3+ / 0-)
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    tacet, Indexer, Hopeful Skeptic

    As for your last one, regarding the safety of multiple vaccines, funny that you should ask. There's a great new study published in the journal Pediatrics just this week:

    http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...

    As for the mumps issue, of course every vaccine has it's non-conversion rate. A certain percentage of the population will fail to convert to a given vaccine; usually that percentage is no more than 3-8 percent, and herd immunity generally (though not certainly) protects them.

    As for your first point, I think that is generally correct, but if one finger was pointing at the specific MMR vaccine used in the UK at the time, the other nine fingers were preparing to open his wallet to the money he hoped to earn with his patent of a single-component measles vaccine. Additionally, as I mentioned in the post, autism rates were climbing in the UK prior to introduction of the MMR vaccine there in 1988, so his fingering of the triple-component vaccine is all the more suspicious given his patent submission prior to his "study" of the 12 children.

    Now are the days we've been working for.

    by StrangeAnimals on Wed May 26, 2010 at 03:05:49 PM PDT

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