The Logic of Science

If you spend any time talking to those who oppose vaccines, you will likely hear them cite the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), vaccine package inserts, and the national Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) as evidence that vaccines are dangerous. These three arguments are extremely prevalent among anti-vaccers, and many well-intentioned parents are duped by them. In many ways, this is entirely

One of the many anti-vaccine double-standards. Image via Refutations to Anti-Vaccine Memes. One of the many anti-vaccine double-standards. Image via Refutations to Anti-Vaccine Memes.

understandable. I think that most parents who refuse to vaccinate are truly trying to do what is best for their children, and I understand why parents are concerned when they see a long list of symptoms that have been reported after a vaccine. However, if you really want to do what is best for your child, then it is important to fact check, use good sources, and use those sources in the way that…

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