Penn And Teller On Vaccinations

This is a video that everyone should share.  It’s a funny, short, and blunt video on why to get your kid vaccinated.

There was a recent article in USA Today about vaccines which said:

Vaccines are widely available across the country, doctors say, and poor children can get them for free. The biggest impediment to vaccinating kids today is not cost, but fear, says William Schaffner, a spokesman for the Infectious Disease Society of America and professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. Around the world, millions of parents began skipping or delaying vaccines because of an infamous (and since retracted) 1998 study in the British medical journal The Lancet. The study’s author theorized that a combined measles-mumps-rubella shot caused autism.

It became one of the greatest myths in modern medicine, says Offit, author of Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All. He points to nearly two dozen studies showing no link between vaccines and autism. Last year, The Lancet issued the retraction after learning that information had been falsified. British health officials also stripped the study’s author of his ability to practice medicine in England because of professional misconduct.

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