Thursday, August 04, 2005

Vaccines

Given the millions that have died of disease over the course of human history, one would think that we'd have all agreed that vaccines are a good thing. Not so. Concerned parents who are angry about their child's autism are looking for something to blame, and that something is vaccinations. Today in Slate, Arthur Allen gives the best overview I've seen so far of the issue.

The scary thing, is that vaccines only work if everyone gets vaccinated...a few holdouts screw us all.

There's also folks who believe that children shouldn't be given new vaccines that are effective against HPV infections (that's genital warts to you and me) and cervical cancer. You can read about that in MIT's Tech Review here .

1 Comments:

Blogger shannon said...

yeah, i'm going to make a big leap here and come down on the immunizations=good side.

2:31 PM  

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