Just came on this and found it interesting and reblogged.
On Sensationalism and Irresponsible Journalism (part 1)
[RANT ALERT] So, I found this thing (in the link above) on my facebook feed. I don’t have the time or the patience to write a comprehensive response at this point, but I could not simply “let it pass.” Therefore, I’m releasing my little rant to the four winds! Comments below are most welcome. For starters, increased vaccine safety is a most lofty goal. So far, so good. But, in the case of autism, self reporting of non-quantified cases is almost meaningless. Even more so with the risk of strong bias from those reporting, and the classic mistake everyone keeps falling for (it made for great money making for the statin folks): CORRELATION DOES NOT EQUAL CAUSATION! It could suggest the need to “check into this further.” Add to that that autism occurs in the absence of vaccines too. And that this…
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