The Great Vaccine Debate…

The dabate about vaccines seems to be reaching some sort of resolution.

One of the unsigned editorials in the New York Times on Saturday noted that the main article that sparked the debate about whether vaccines cause autism was retracted by the Medical Journal that had published it in 1998.

On the scandal front, the NYT reports that the lead author of the paper, Dr. Wakefield,  ‘had filed for a patent on a single measles vaccine that would benefit if the triple vaccine failed and that he was receiving payments from a lawyer planning to sue manufacturers of the triple vaccine.’

Read the brief editorial in full here.

It seems, likewise, that the prominent vaccine opponents are trending towards promoting a delayed vaccination schedule rather than avoiding vaccinations altogether.  In any case, to each his own of course – just passing along the news here 🙂

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One Response

  1. Thanks for posting this! I don’t think it’s so much a “debate” reaching “resolution” as it is parents becoming aware of alternatives. And autism isn’t the only concern regarding vaccines. I’m really glad to see more people being proactive and doing research instead of just blindly following along with the way things are done. I think many people who have aversions to vaccines don’t necessarily want to scrap the whole thing, just to be aware of the possible side-effects and choose which vaccines they think are really necessary and which ones might be better of delayed or skipped altogether. I am doing so much research on this issue right now as I have baby #2 due in April. I was not as informed as I would have liked with my first, and I am going to do things a little differently this time around.

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