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Stephen Colbert takes on the “anti-vaccination” movement

I just had to share this one. Stephen Colbert (basically one of my pop heroes) took the anti-vaccination movement to the mattresses. Watch his interview with Paul Offit, Professor of Vaccinology, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Modern medicine: 1; anti-vaccination wackos: 0;

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A rant against the fear-mongering “MMR-causes-autism” crowd

Author’s note: I am sick and tired of “experts” and anti-vaccination wackos’ attempts at forcing a non-existing link between the MMR vaccination and autism. If you are one of the aforementioned evangelists of improper childhood care then please keep reading so I can throw a ton of references into your field of view in an attempt educate your sorely misinformed fear.

I originally wrote this article, read it, then re-wrote it as I realized how “mad” I sounded. The lines above were kept as I wanted to convey my personal and extreme frustration with the irresponsible spread of misinformation regarding links to MMR vaccinations and autism. If you are one doubting the saftey and benefits of vaccinations, please read this. A quick legal note: I’m not a doctor – I’m a parent. Always consult your pediatrician or family doctor on proper medical planning for your children.

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