Things have been pretty quiet around here while I finish up a couple of manuscripts for publication. However, I did want to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to the people who have translated my article (“Dear parents, you are being lied to”) into many different languages (including German, Spanish, Italian, Slovakian, Portuguese, and Croatian) over the last few months. I’m overwhelmed by the response it has gotten, and grateful to have heard from so many of you that you found it useful.
I have no idea at this point how many people have read it, but I am trying to keep a running list of the different places it’s been published. If anyone finds more examples, I’d appreciate it if you’d post them in the comments so I can add them to the list below!
Now the entire developed world can laugh at you and your absurd claim that the measles is a deadly disese.
Measles vaccine coverage and factors related to uncompleted vaccination among 18-month-old and 36-month-old children in Kyoto, Japan
Historical Comparisons of Morbidity and Mortality for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the United States
For lurkers who don’t want to trouble themselves with looking at any of the links you’ve generously provided, I’ve copied a single line from the second that puts paid to Schecter’s supercilious remark all by itself:
>>cAverage reported deaths 1953-1962 is 440.<<
The Clinical Significance of Measles: A Review
Impact of Vaccines Universally Recommended for Children—United States, 1900-1998
Individual and Community Risks of Measles and Pertussis Associated With Personal Exemptions to Immunization
And an oldie, but still relevant:
Benefits, Risks and Costs of Immunization for Measles, Mumps and Rubella
And a real oldie, but the last page could have been written about a few of Mr. Schecter’s present anti-public health friends:
A STATISTICAL STUDY OF MEASLES (1914)
And now something more contemporary and relevant to anyone who has concerns about the financial costs:
Economic Evaluation of the Routine Childhood Immunization Program in the United States, 2009
Isn’t it interesting that two papers a century apart have similar sentiments.
Wow, that’s not ironic at all…
Wait! There is more… an actual real study from Germany (not a self-selected internet survey by a homeopath):
Vaccination Status and Health in Children and Adolescents
… and a more recent review, or draft of a review, of the evidence from Australia (please do not confuse this country with Austria, a neighbor of Germany):
Vaccines are not associated with autism: An evidence-based meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies (a pdf of the uncorrected proof)
“Now the entire developed world can laugh at [me] and [my] absurd claim that the measles [isn’t] a deadly disese.”
Fixed that for you, Robert. No need to thank me.
One or two out of every thousand children who catch measles die from it. Even more are left with permanent blindness and brain damage. See the link below:
Educate yourself, fool.
As much as we loath to give anti-waxers attention, but it’s clear that no matter what the story, no matter what the evidence, no matter what comes to light during and after, there are people who have made up their minds. Anti-waxers are close minded morons, They please themselves and stroke their own fantasies with nonsense. Stupidity should be painful and stupidity should be taxed.
Keep up the good work Jennifer 🙂
Jennifer, where is the Spanish version?
Thank you Jennifer!