In honor of Vaccine Awareness Week, I’m aggregating a few links to recent science-based information about vaccine safety. You can too! Post your links in the comments. Here’s the overview:
“So, given the power invested in me as editor of Science-Based Medicine and the power of my fellow partners in crime at SBM (which is the same power Joe Mercola and Barbara Loe Fisher, except that we have science on our side), we at SBM hereby second the call to declare November 1-6, 2010 “Vaccine Awareness Week.” As part of the activities that week, we at SBM plan on spending more time than usual–perhaps even all of our posts that week–emphasizing the dangers of the anti-vaccine movement and providing science-based rebuttals of the lies of the anti-vaccine movement. In particular, we will concentrate on whatever propagandistic misinformation Joe Mercola and Barbara Loe Fisher decide to publish that week. Given whatever persuasive power we have as bloggers at what is a well-respected medical blog, I now request that any and all medical and skeptical bloggers out there also take advantage of Vaccine Awareness Week to do the same.”
Keep checking Science Based Medicine this week for vaccine-related awesomeness.
Also Respectful Insolence
And White Coat Underground
There are great links on the sidebar and you can get continuously updated links on that Twitter thing the kids are all doing these days: #vaxfax.
She Thought: Kudos to Women Thinking Free Founder Elyse Anders
The Skeptical Headline You’ll Never See
Science@Home’s Vaccine page
Finally a comic, because it graphically represents the history of Andrew Wakefield’s shenanigans. Except for the part where the British Medical Council revoked Wakefield’s license to practice medicine. That happy event occurred after the comic was originally published.