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Deadly Choices by Paul A. Offit
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May 23, 2011

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Read on May 23, 2011

Preaching to the choir here in this book, because I'm pro-vaccine (and very anti-anti-vaxxers!), so I didn't learn a ton of new things. But there are excellent examples of how some "doctors" support false science and hurt children (and adults), usually for their own ends, and how some anti-vaxxers refuse to use logic and reason because their emotion really gets in the way. It's just sad. Also a lot of great explanations about herd immunity and the effect non-immunized children have on this. Some children CAN'T get vaccinated for various reasons (like they have leukemia), and the parents who choose not to immunize their children based on belief in pseudoscience or pure lies not only can hurt their own children, but others as well. It's just a very scary thought, and people who question vaccines would do well to read this.
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message 1: by Karen (new)

Karen There has been a lot of stuff online recently about the good and bad in Oprah. Apparently one criticism was that she treated people like Jenny McCarthy (anti-vaccine) as medical experts.

Julie Yep. I've heard tons of bad things about all the pseudoscience on her show. It's horrible, considering how influential she is. Irresponsible.

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