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The vaccine debate

There are a lot of parents out there who refuse to vaccinate their kids. Jenny McCarthy and others are claiming with no proof that many of the childhood vaccines we usually give our kids are causing autism or other medical problems. It’s too bad, because these kids are getting sick. Some are dying.

Here is an infographic that shows the rate of incidence of a disease appearing with and without a vaccine. Here is the source of the data.

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Related:
Vaccine related books

How we used to die

The New England Journal of Medicine looks through 200 years of back issues to understand how we die differently.

The New England Journal of Medicine looks through 200 years of back issues to understand how we die differently.

The first thing to notice here is how much our mortality rate has dropped over the course of a century, largely due to big reductions in infectious diseases like tuberculosis and influenza.

Think about that if you are a parent thinking about not vaccinating your kids.