Monthly Archives: July 2012

Do the DTwP and MMR vaccines cause encephalopathy?

(Updated 2016) Since the 1930’s, the whole-cell pertussis vaccine began helping to prevent horrific and deadly cases of pertussis (whooping cough) that were violently killing about 8000 Americans every year, mostly babies and young children.  The whole-cell Pertussis vaccine was replaced with … Continue reading

Posted in Counter arguments to vaccine-critics, Immunizations | 2 Comments

Understanding scientific inquiry can help vaccine-wary parents sort fact from fiction, I can attest.

I empathize with vaccine hesitant parents.  I felt wary myself, especially after going through the late 70’s pertussis vaccine scare that emerged right before my first child’s birth, wrongly claiming that the DPT vaccine most likely causes brain damage.  With my second … Continue reading

Posted in Counter arguments to vaccine-critics | 1 Comment