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The real truth about vaccinations

Posted in News by Skepdude on October 13, 2009


I want you to imagine a medical product which can save and has saved many millions of lives, the majority of them children.

Imagine that the procedure is safe (not 100%, absolutely safe, of course, because nothing is that) and has been used literally billions of times with only a small number of bad reactions.

It is cheap and can be administered by people with almost no training. It is not very profitable for the pharmaceutical industry because research is expensive, but the buyers are mainly governments and charities who are very cost conscious.

Now I want you to imagine that there is a highly organised opposition to this procedure.

The opponents are prepared to lie without remorse about non-existent dangers of the procedure (and we know they are lying because the truth has been pointed out to them many times).

They lie about the manufacturing process and they even lie about the ingredients in order to suggest that parents who allow their children to undergo the procedure are sentencing those children to eternity in Hell.

Researchers associated with the procedure are vilified and even receive credible death threats.

It is even claimed that people undergoing the procedure might be marking themselves out for extermination in a plan for global genocide.

And what is this terrible procedure which is so awful that its opponents have to discard all truth, science and apparently even sometimes sanity to defeat it?


I have often been accused of being offensive when I call the opponents of vaccination “anti-vaccination liars”. Well, what else can I call people who lie about vaccines?


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  1. tom mooney said, on August 20, 2010 at 4:16 AM

    Where are the long term studies of vaccines?
    Just drip drip in papers of bad outcomes. So why doesn’t the medical bodies want proper long term studies? I have no opinion/experience either way.
    Tom Mooney

    • Skepdude said, on August 20, 2010 at 8:53 AM


      First of all you’re gonna have to define what you mean by long term? 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? Remember that most vaccines that are in the eye of the storm today did not exist 20 or 30 years ago, so the long term studies that you seek will be limited in that regard.

      Nevertheless, how does a 8-year, 500,000+ subject study on MMR and autism sound?

      Also, keep in mind that there are many different vaccines, as such don’t ask for studies about vaccines in general, you’re not gonna find those. What you will find is studies about a specific vaccine. You will have to look at the totality of studies for any given vaccine in order to be able to form an opinion about it. Think of it in terms of cars, you’re not gonna get safety results for simply cars, you’re gonna find results for a specific brand of car.

      Please leave another comment after you read this one study I’m referring to.

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