One of the first things that struck me when I began reading the anti-vaccination literature is the large amount of deceit that is employed by anti-vaccination advocates. To combat that deceit, I am compiling a list of the many lies told by the anti-vaccination advocates.
I am not the only one to do this. For example, Dr. Edward R. Friedlander (a board-certified pathologist) has investigated the way that the anti-vaccination movement references the medical literature. He has found that time and time again, they lie about the citations they use, because they assume that no one will actually check out their references. You can read the list of lies that he has compiled here.
Please find below a small list of the lies that I have seen in the anti-vaccination literature. Right now, the list is rather small. However, as I have time, I will add more.
The low rate of childhood diseases are the result of better sanitation and living conditions, not vaccines.
When outbreaks occur, the vaccinated children are the most susceptible to infection.
Vaccines are not adequately tested.
The Pharmaceutical Companies Control the Scientific Research on Medicines.
Vaccines are recommended by doctors because of the financial interests of the pharmaceutical companies.
Vaccines cause Autism.
Vaccines cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Vaccines cause Multiple Sclerosis.
Vaccines contain fetal tissue.
Vaccines suppress the immune system.
Serious conditions reported to the Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS) are vaccine-related.
Dr. Wile is not a medical doctor. He is a nuclear chemist. As a result, he does not dispense medical advice. He simply educates the public about scientific issues. Please consult a board-certified medical doctor before making any medical decisions for yourself or your family.