Are vaccines dangerous?

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Apr 9, 19

Across the world, vaccines have been overwhelmingly effective at reducing disease.

Globally, and because of vaccines, cases of measles have declined, polio has almost been eradicated and major infections like smallpox and rinderpest have been eradicated.

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Apr 9, 19

MMR and MMRV vaccines are associated with a small, increased risk of seizures.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study shows MMR(V) vaccines slightly increase risk of benign seizures in children aged between 6 months and 5 years.

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Apr 16, 19

Vaccines can fail—and lead to outbreaks.

The mumps vaccine is only approximately 85% effective. In 2014, a community in Ohio had an outbreak of hundreds of cases of mumps virus, many of which cases involved university students who had previously been vaccinated against mumps.

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Apr 16, 19

Vaccines don't cause autism. The research paper that said so (and sparked an international crisis of trust in vaccines) was fraudulent.

The hypothesis of British doctor Andrew Wakefield's 1998 study (which suggested a causal link between the MMR vaccine and autism) was not, and has never been, proven. Wakefield was, however, funded by companies that stood to profit from generating anxiety around the MMR vaccine.

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