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Bill Gates Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.Vaccines do more than save lives: they can also reduce the use of antibiotics and slow the spread of resistance.
Mark Zuckerberg CEO at FacebookThe science is completely clear: vaccinations work and are important for the health of everyone in our community
Ellen Clayton MD, JD, Professor of Pediatrics and Law at Vanderbilt Law SchoolThe MMR vaccine does not cause autism… The MMR and DTaP do not cause Type 1 diabetes. And the killed flu vaccine does not cause Bell’s palsy, and it does not trigger episodes of asthma.
National Geographic MagazineIf children in poor countries got the shots that rich countries take for granted, hundreds of thousands of young lives could be saved.
UN Foundation United Nations Foundation supporting the United Nations causesThis year, 1.7 million children will die from diseases that have all but disappeared in the U.S. Why? Because one in five children around the world does not have access to the life-saving immunizations needed to survive.
The BMJ Weekly peer-reviewed medical journalA now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an elaborate fraud that has done long-lasting damage to public health. The study's author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study
CDC Global Health United States federal agencyWe know that a disease that is apparently under control can suddenly return, because we have seen it happen, in countries like Japan, Australia, and Sweden. Here is an example from Japan. In 1974, about 80% of Japanese children were getting pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine. That year there were only 393 cases of whooping cough in the entire country, and not a single pertussis-related death. Then... See More
Amer Acad Pediatrics American professional association of pediatriciansClaims that vaccines are linked to autism, or are unsafe when administered according to the recommended schedule, have been disproven by a robust body of medical literature. Delaying vaccines only leaves a child at risk of disease. Vaccines keep communities healthy, and protect some of the most vulnerable in our society, including the elderly, and children who are too young to be vaccinated or hav... See More
Seth Mnookin Director of MIT's Graduate Program in Science WritingRobert Kennedy Jr made his name in the anti-vaccine movement in 2005, when he published a story alleging a massive conspiracy regarding thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that had been removed from all childhood vaccines except for some variations of the flu vaccine in 2001. In his piece, Kennedy completely ignored an Institute of Medicine immunization safety review on thimerosal published t... See More
David Gorski Surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer InstituteThe dose makes the poison. Only then will you understand how toxic the myths about vaccines being peddled by antivaccinationists are.
Dr. Peter J. Hotez Dean-National School of Tropical Medicine; Texas Children's Center for Vaccine DevelopmentI’m a vaccine scientist. I’m also the father of an adult daughter with autism. Not only is there an abundance of evidence showing that vaccines are safe, there’s not even any plausibility of an association [with autism]
NFID Non-profit focused on education about infectious diseasesVaccines are safe and effective. Vaccines are among the safest medical products available and can prevent the suffering and costs associated with infectious diseases. The potential risks associated with the diseases that vaccines prevent are much greater than the potential risks from the vaccines themselves.
Sanjay Gupta American neurosurgeon and multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNNThat you are 100 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to have a serious allergic reaction to the vaccine that protects you against measles is not a matter of opinion. That is also a matter of fact.
Robert De Niro American actor, producer, and directorI take vaccines all the time, and my kids have gotten [vaccinated] but there’s something wrong and its got to be fixed
Hector Perez Co-founder at AgreelistNot only is a risk for you not taking vaccines, but for all people around you.
Eloise Esposito Language and international relations student
Donald J. Trump President of the USAHealthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes - AUTISM. Many such cases!
Gary Johnson Two-term Governor of New Mexico and 2016 Libertarian candidate for PresidentNo to mandatory vaccines
Robert F. Kennedy Jr American radio host, environmental activist, author and attorney specializing in environmentalNone of the vaccines have more than a few months of double-blind placebo testing, which will not allow you to spot illnesses like autism that aren’t diagnosed before five years. Second of all, in most vaccines, for example the Gardasil vaccine, they don’t use true placebos.
Kurt Perkins Colorado based chiropractorA vaccine violates all laws of natural immune defenses by taking a potential pathogen along with all the TOXIC ingredients (aluminum, formaldehyde, adjuvants, etc.) directly into your blood system. This process would never occur in building natural immunity. That last sentence is kind of an oxy-moron. Immunity is a natural thing. Vaccines are an artificial thing
Jenny McCarthy American actress, model, television host, author, screenwriter, and anti-vaccine activistWhat I really am is “anti-toxins” in the vaccines. I do believe that there is a correlation between vaccinations and autism. I don’t think it’s the sole cause, but I think they’re triggering–it’s triggering–autism in these kids. A really great example is…is, sometimes obesity can trigger diabetes. I do believe that vaccines can trigger autism…It’s so much more than just mercury. That is one ingred... See More
Bill Posey US Republican CongressmanWe have an autism epidemic [in the US]. But for some reasons they refuse to acknowledge it publicly. Dr Boyle [CDC’s spokesperson on autism and vaccines] admitted that the federal government has never done a very simple, fundamental, basic study comparing autism rates in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children. The CDC cannot be trusted regarding investigating vaccine safety. Huge conflict of interes... See More
Shane Ellison ChemistAccording to fact sheets put out by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), vaccines are brimming with toxins. These include dozens of chemicals, heavy metals and allergens. They also include numerous objectionable ingredients, such as monkey kidney cells and aborted fetal tissue. Formaldehyde is just one of many chemicals found in vaccines. And according t... See More
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