Learn the Risks of Falling for Anti-Vaccine Propaganda – link dump

Learn the Risks of Falling for Anti-Vaccine Propaganda
Are You on the Fence About Vaccines?
Vaccine Hesitant Parents
50 Ways to Get Educated About Vaccines
What Are the Pro and Con Arguments for Vaccines?
Are You Too Scared to Vaccinate Your Kids?
100 Myths About Vaccines
Too Many Too Soon
Do Kids Really Get 72 Doses of Vaccines?

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Polly Tommey, she won’t judge autism parents who murder, but judges Fiona O’Leary for just criticism

A random blog - run by an Autistic Against Anti-Vaxxers.

Cinema Libre Studios and Andrew Wakefield’s Vaxxed team threaten autistic autism momIn “Autism”Polly Tommey won’t judge parents who murder their disabled children. That’s part of the problemIn “Autism”Irish Examiner: US film studio threatens to sue autism-rights advocateIn “Autism”

Source: Polly Tommey, she won’t judge autism parents who murder, but judges Fiona O’Leary for just criticism

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Polly Tommey won’t judge parents who murder their disabled children. That’s part of the problem

A random blog - run by an Autistic Against Anti-Vaxxers.

Brain Right BrainLet’s just jump right to the video clip. Because it needs no introduction, it is just so wrong:The speaker is Polly Tommey. Polly Tommey has a long history of bad autism advocacy. When people think of the autism parents who just do advocacy wrong, they are thinking of people like Polly Tommey. She’s been a voice in the “vaccines-cause-autism” movement for a long time. She’s worked with Andrew Wakefield (whose unethical actions in relation to disabled patients at his hospital lost him his medical license. To name one of his many failures). This in itself demonstrates bad judgement and poor reasoning. Recall that Andrew Wakfield fictionalized an account of a parent murdering her autistic child, framing it as an act of love.But the low point of Polly Tommey’s advocacy career came when she and Andrew Wakefield “helped” a family in crisis. They were working on a reality…View original…

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So….this is the blog post that is homework from another disqus commenter.

A random blog - run by an Autistic Against Anti-Vaxxers.

So I was challenged to watch twenty videos on the #HearUs tag and things of that nature by parents of autistic kids because supposedly, the parents are the ones actually personally affected.  Logic would dictate that actually, it is the Autistic kids/autistic kids/kids with autism who are the ones actually affected but I digress.

Score at the moment:  0/20 videos watched. No, I don’t believe vaccines cause autism.


So the first one I have chosen to watch is a woman called Gladys or at least, called Gladys for the purpose of this case study.   Name withholding for privacy reasons is a thing that is perfectly legitimate.  I do not know whether this mother did or did not.   I am simply saying that if she did then no blame attaches to this since claims stand or fall on their own merit.  So yes, I watched Gladys’ story.

So Gladys wants…

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Quiz – Test Your Knowledge – Corrected

A new organization in Wisconsin has created a quiz to help test vaccine knowledge.

Unfortunately, the creators of the quiz appeared to have drawn on incorrect sources. To help set the record straight, we provide the correct answers, with references for further follow-up.

Source:  http://sites.uchastings.edu/lawandvaccines/2018/05/25/quiz-test-your-knowledge-corrected/#.WwjKLlcG54I.facebook

The CDC just announced one in 59 children are autistic. Here’s why that’s not evidence of an epidemic.

As the release date for the new CDC numbers approached, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones blasted policymakers for “denying and refusing to tackle our nation’s staggering autism epidemic.” But such views were not hard to find echoed on social media, even from figures within the autism world:

Source: https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/4/28/17295398/cdc-autism-rates-epidemic-diagnosis-vaccines-myth

An Autism Epidemic: What a Wonderful Thing

“Worldwide Autism Epidemic!” screams the headline. I wish it were true. If we were in the midst of an epidemic of autism, then something, or someone, would be to blame, and with a bit of sleuthing we could eliminate the problem, and prevent even more children from suffering. And, if the epidemic were man-made, we could punish the guilty. Alas, there is precious little scientific evidence to support the notion of an autism epidemic.

Source: https://autismawarenesscentre.com/autism-epidemic-wonderful-thing/