We have received several critical emails, none related to the facts, some filled with lies and half truths. Let’s set the record straight.
Students at the Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio, put together a documentary on the polio epidemic in the United States.
Celebrities like Presidents and actors can have a lot of influence on what vaccine message gets out to the public, and what actions the public takes on vaccination.
Some of the misinformation regarding vaccines includes an argument that vaccines have not been tested against a saline placebo in a double-blinded randomized clinical trial. This misinformation is aimed at confusing the wealth of evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of immunizations. In this blog post, we will explain what a blinded randomized clinical trial is, when this study design has been used in the development of immunizations, and why it is not used as often anymore.
If you want to learn a little more about history in general, and infectious diseases in particular, I highly recommend the following three books. Please note that I do not receive any kind of compensation for recommending them. They’re just books that cover historical aspects of infectious diseases in the United States and abroad, including some stories related to vaccines. Enjoy…