Top 10 Anti-Vaccine Arguments Debunked

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In this video we respond to ten of the most common anti-vaccine arguments we see on the internet and in everyday life.
The arguments covered are…
– Vaccines are ineffective.
– Death rates declined well before the vaccine was released.
– There are no independent studies supporting vaccines.
– If vaccines are effective then people shouldn’t be concerned about unvaccinated children in schools.
– Pharmaceutical companies don’t care about the efficacy of vaccines, they only care about money.
– Vaccines cause autism.
– Vaccines contain dangerous (untested) chemicals.
– Vaccines cause more harm than good.
– Vaccine preventable diseases are no longer a risk in my country, so why should I vaccinate?
– My friends child got vaccinated and then X happened.

Reference list
-Institute of Vaccine Safety (Vaccine database)
http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/Aboutus.htm
-The Vaccine Page (Vaccine database)
http://vaccines.org/forresearchers.htm
-Centrewatch (Medical/drug database)
http://www.centerwatch.com/
-Immunisation Coalition (information database)
http://www.immunisationcoalition.org.au/immunisation-resources/
-Influenza Specialist Group (Influenza discussion papers)
http://www.isg.org.au/index.php/isg-publications/isg-discussion-papers/
-Medscape (Measles, medical practice essentials)
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/966220-overview
-Vaccines.gov (Vaccine effectiveness)
https://www.vaccines.gov/basics/effectiveness/
-Vaccine Immunology Chp2 (How vaccines work)
http://www.who.int/immunization/documents/Elsevier_Vaccine_immunology.pdf
-World Health Organisation (Vaccine effectiveness and mortality)
http://apps.who.int/immunization_monitoring/diseases/en/
-Measles epidemiology (Decline in death rates prior to vaccine)
http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/102/4/341.abstract?ijkey=d09699ac12233c0d69935706f198943e57dda4b0&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha&related-urls=yes&legid=amjepid;102/4/341&cited-by=yes&legid=amjepid;102/4/341
-http://www.harpocratesspeaks.com/2014/06/pre-vaccine-declines-in-measles.html
-World Health Organisation (Measles fact sheet)
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs286/en/
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DTaP information)
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/dtap.html
-Vermont Department of Health (Whooping cough fact sheet)
http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/pertussis/documents/faq.pdf
-Skeptical Raptor (Big-Pharma profits, article)

-PubMed (Measles treatment costing)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15995008
-US Food & Drug Administration (Thimerosal in vaccines)
http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/VaccineSafety/UCM096228#thi
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Measles transmission)
http://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/transmission.html
-Science Daily (MMR vaccine information)
https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/mmr_vaccine.htm
-CentersforDiseaseControl&Prevention(Thimerosal &vaccine safety)
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/conversations/downloads/vacsafe-thimerosal-color-office.pdf
-US Food & Drug Safety Association (Formaldehyde vaccine safety)
http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/ScienceResearch/ucm349473.htm
-Science Based Medicine (Vaccine effectiveness article)

-World Health Organisation (Positive impact of vaccines, world)
http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/2/07-040089/en/
-American Academy of Paediatrics (Vaccine safety)
https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/immunization_vaccine_studies.pdf
-ABC Science (Debunked, vaccines & autism, News article)
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2015/04/22/4221393.htm
-Vaccines.gov (How vaccines work)
https://www.vaccines.gov/more_info/work/index.html
-World Health Organisation (Misconceptions about immunisation)
http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/initiative/detection/immunization_misconceptions/en/index5.html
-Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Disease mortality, pre/post vaccines)
http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/infectious_diseases/immunization/pdf/vpd_us_statistics_2010.pdf
-Journal of Pediatrics (Vaccine components not linked to autism)
http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(13)00144-3/pdf?ext=.pdf
-Trinity Student Medical Journal (MMR vaccine comparative complications)
https://www.tcd.ie/tsmj/2003/mmr.htm
-Clinical Infectious Disease (Vaccines and autism)
http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/4/456.full
-World Health Organisation (Vaccine complication rates)
http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/initiative/tools/MMR_vaccine_rates_information_sheet.pdf
-National Center for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (Thimerosal)
http://www.ncirs.edu.au/assets/provider_resources/fact-sheets/thiomersal-fact-sheet.pdf

Thanks for watching!

– R & J