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Vaccine Hoaxes and Urban Legends

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Dr. Ben Goldacre (Badscience.net) discussed how anti-vaccine hoaxes persist in an NPR interview recently. These pseudo-science sensational articles are dangerous because they discourage people from protecting themselves and their loved ones from lethal illnesses. To understand how these rumors start and why they persist view the article. And don't hesitate to get your flu shots, both seasonal and H1N1.

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The Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and The Centers fo... by Richmond Shreve on Sunday, Oct 11, 2009 at 4:15:47 PM
Now – from the producers of "The Iraq War" and "... by Dick Thomson on Sunday, Oct 11, 2009 at 6:26:51 PM
I am scheduled to get the regular flu vaccine next... by Steven Leser on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:25:21 PM
Yeah, drs. SHOULD be trustworthy, and probably are... by Jill Herendeen on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 8:41:37 PM
But I will trust my own research. I do not want to... by mikel paul on Sunday, Oct 11, 2009 at 5:59:16 PM
Mr. Shreve, I find it laughingly and frighteningly... by boomerang on Sunday, Oct 11, 2009 at 8:45:42 PM
Click here for further anti anti-vaccination refer... by Richmond Shreve on Sunday, Oct 11, 2009 at 9:24:09 PM
and other for-profit medical institutions? They ar... by Michael Lee on Sunday, Oct 11, 2009 at 10:06:28 PM
How can anyone trust big pharma companies like Bax... by Michael Lee on Sunday, Oct 11, 2009 at 10:25:55 PM
Over 100 mysteriously dead microbiologists and pan... by Dick Thomson on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 7:53:17 AM
Your statement..."If you buy into the scare rhetor... by Ms Nan on Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 at 7:40:15 AM
The fact that the Bush Administration misled the n... by Don Smith on Sunday, Oct 11, 2009 at 9:48:55 PM
So people who think that big money pharma and the ... by J. Edward Tremlett on Sunday, Oct 11, 2009 at 10:48:06 PM
We were living in rural Oregon in 1955 and my pare... by Ginger Hastings Chapman on Sunday, Oct 11, 2009 at 11:17:10 PM
Ginger, I am sorry to hear about your health. I am... by Michael Lee on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:33:15 AM
Michael,You should check out the 10/12 OpEd in the... by Richmond Shreve on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:21:28 AM
Dear Richmond, You state, "Your superficial and il... by Michael Lee on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 10:04:25 AM
When it comes to Big Scares, I also rank polio fir... by Margaret Bassett on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 7:28:33 AM
Astounding that people with no medical or scientif... by John R Moffett on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:24:13 AM
"Astounding that people with no medical or scienti... by J. Edward Tremlett on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:47:11 AM
Statistics show that the big drops in deaths from ... by Jill Herendeen on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 8:51:54 PM
People who have looked behind all the closed doors... by Dick Thomson on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:57:00 AM
Dick, Lyme disease is caused by tick bites, not va... by John R Moffett on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 11:45:24 AM
A vaccine for lyme disease was available until 200... by Dick Thomson on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:54:20 PM
...in mortality due to infectious diseases.Your ch... by John R Moffett on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 1:18:14 PM
All infectious diseases decrease due to improved s... by Dick Thomson on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 1:59:32 PM
... the scientific literature. A quick search of t... by John R Moffett on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:13:45 PM
I didn't reference the ddt claim – I was just us... by Dick Thomson on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:31:08 PM
Is he a conspiracy theorist? Is he a nut? He is ab... by Michael Lee on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:24:43 PM
tv... by Steven Leser on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:28:37 PM
First, Robert Kennedy is not stupid. Second, he r... by Michael Lee on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:33:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg-52mHIjhsDo you s... by Michael Lee on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:06:19 PM
For some reason, the Youtube video won't post. Her... by Michael Lee on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:11:30 PM
Moffit "Arthritis,cancer, Chron's, thyroid and vir... by Ms Nan on Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 at 7:53:53 AM
wrong? When people dont die from the vaccine en ma... by Steven Leser on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:43:06 PM
Nobody is expecting instantaneous mass death.Let's... by Dick Thomson on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 3:14:57 PM
Sorry, expecting people to be accountable for seri... by Steven Leser on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 5:59:10 PM
the burden of proof for your theory falls on me? M... by Dick Thomson on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 6:35:21 PM
When I dont get swine flu after taking the vaccine... by Steven Leser on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 8:51:01 PM
Hopefully neither of us will get swine flu, and yo... by Dick Thomson on Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 at 7:29:38 AM
I'm over 50, and as far back as I can remember I'v... by Bob Gormley on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 3:21:52 PM
Wow, OEN. The most discussed topic in days, and it... by Dick Thomson on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 3:56:54 PM
you might want to check the way the site works bef... by Steven Leser on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 8:52:21 PM
..in 1976, if I have the year right ...after all t... by Jill Herendeen on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:03:24 PM
may NOT have been caused by the swine flu. Many m... by Michael Lee on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:29:28 PM
the masses from disease, but what is not included ... by Stanimal on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 11:37:36 PM