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November 21, 2019 21 min

Episode Summary:

Listen as Dr. Dan discusses both sides of the vaccination debates and breaks down the accurate science.

Episode References:

  • Thiomersal is not responsible for autism:
  • Legal battles of thiomersal and autism:
  • Original lancet paper on MMR vaccine and autism that fueled the debate:
  • Erratum to the paper published in 2004:
  • This paper was completely retracted in 2010:
  • Landmark study in 1999 and autism:
  • NEJM paper on 537,303 people in Denmark and autism:
  • Australian study on 1 million children found no correlation between the MMR vaccine and autism:
  • Study in Denmark on 5 million children found no correlation between MMR vaccine and autism:
  • Influenza vaccine is safe during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy:
  • No evidence between the vaccine overload hypothesis and autism:
  • Aluminum in vaccines, at allowed levels, was found to be safe:
  • Formaldehyde, at levels present in vaccines, is not harmful to human health:
  • 28% of European adults express doubts about effectiveness of vaccinating their children:
  • NEJM medicine paper showing that siblings of an autistic child are less likely to be vaccinated:
  • Religion and vaccines:
  • Should vaccinations be compulsory?
  • Russia-based twitter bots and trolls helped amplify the vaccination debate between 2014-2017:
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