I challenge you to name one vaccine you understand.
People generally take vaccines on faith. I wouldn't favor any vaccine. Are you aware that one cannot obtain an exemption from vaccines for a school child, if one presents science? Science is not allowed, especially in the courtroom. Evidence that one is scientific disallows the religious exemption, the only exemption available. Perhaps one could argue that one's religion is science, but they would think that too tricky.
On 2/3/2016, I posted here strong evidence that Zika virus is not the cause of microcephaly -- only a few percent of cases are positive for Zika virus. CDC/WHO are looking for better evidence to prove causation. That's the challenge to scientists.
Meanwhile CDC/WHO are not stressing a need for environmental or medical toxicology. I wonder why, duh.
A group from Argentina, "Doctors from Crop-Sprayed Towns" wrote that the CDC/WHO "are not trying to solve the problem. They are building a business within the problem."
Thanks for the reference, Mitchel. That 1991 report does show some reason to fear that one vaccine may incur risk of encephalopathy. It doesn't include any evidence one way or the other on whether the Zika virus can cause birth defects.
Neither does it incline me to avoid all vaccination. Excuse me for reminding you--- you and Jim West never responded to my challenge on this list to name one vaccine you favored as a public health measure. Human papillomavirus vaccine, say.
But back to the birth defects reported from Brazil. You did us a service a couple of moths ago by pointing to controversy among those studying the outbreak. Not surprising that the evidence was inconclusive early in the game. Isn't it true that the evidence is still inconclusive?
On 2/22/2016 11:04 AM, Mitchel Cohen wrote:
US National Center for Biotechnology Information published book in 1991, CONFIRMING that TDAP vaccines DO CAUSE microcephaly.