Stories of adverse events from vaccines matter – explained @ConversationUS

Stories of vaccine-related harms are influential, even when people don’t believe them Laura Scherer, University of Missouri-Columbia; Brian Zikmund-Fisher, University of Michigan; Niraj Patel, University of Missouri-Columbia, and Victoria Shaffer, University of Missouri-Columbia In 2013 a boy who was given … Continue reading

Measles and Pertussis outbreaks tied to vaccine refusal @NIHDirector #science

.@EmoryUniversity researchers link recent #measles, #pertussis outbreaks to #vaccine refusal. #NIH — Francis S. Collins (@NIHDirector) March 22, 2016 Parents have a responsibility not only to their own children, but to their communities—it’s only by achieving a very high … Continue reading

Vaccine refresher for Republican candidates – Jessie Schanzle @US_Conversation

Vaccines back in the headlines – here’s what the experts say Jessie Schanzle, The Conversation September 16th’s Republican debate put vaccines back in the headlines, when Ben Carson, a former neurosurgeon, was asked to comment on Donald Trump’s statements linking … Continue reading

US vaccine researcher gets prison time for blatantly faking data – #misconduct #science

In my personal opinion, the prison sentence for Dong-Pyou Han accurately punishes his blatant faking of data and disregard for science as a whole. A former Iowa State University scientist was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for altering blood samples to make it seem … Continue reading