Defending science-based medicine: 44 doctor-bashing arguments …and their rebuttals

“Supporters of alternative medicine and purveyors of quack remedies love to criticize conventional medicine and science. They keep repeating the same tired arguments that are easily rebutted. This handy guide will help skeptics answer common criticisms from doctor-bashers.”
http://www.csicop.org/si/show/defending_science-based_medicine_44_doctor-bashing_arguments_and_rebuttals

Alee Sun not so sunny

“Let’s say your mom had cancer and some assfuck posted shit about her that she was faking her illness, took pictures of her and distorted her face to make her look crazy and tweaky, hacked into people’s Facebook accounts and posted stuff on their page…” — Alee Sun

People with cancer don’t attack their oncologists.

Take Tylenol start to vibrate?

Re: My journal
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IwillnIcan

Well im back,2 days ago i took some tylenol extra strength for some jerks i was having at night. I dont think it did me too good at all  :( . took away the pain i was having but gave me some anxiety that night and felt very tense the next day. I felt somewhat accelerated also and i couldnt sleep till bout 8 am woke up today at 5pm. Ate, went to a friends house and still felt somewhat accelerated.  really couldnt stop talking!  :-[ . and at the same time i felt tired  ??? . its now 3 am and i felt tired so i tried to pass out and i couldnt. was having all sort of irrational thoughts, like if i was tripping on acid or something felt like im dreaming but im awake. things didnt seem much real or my thoughts. was thinking of all sort of weird thoughts and still am  :( . I really hope this doesnt send me back into hell  :'( . i felt like i was doing pretty good overall, but that tylenol seemed to have put me back some. im gettin  that vibrating thing in my head again feels like someone is ringing a gong in my head. its so weird how im having all these irrational thoughts when my head feels SO clear, no cogfog or nothing!! hopefully it goes away soon.  :(

Sane people vandalize anti-vax kooks

ANTI-VACCINE BODY COUNT

The United States Anti-Vaccination Movement is composed of a variety of individuals ranging from former doctors who should know better, to semi-celebrities who have no medical training, to anti-government conspiracy theorists who distrust anything that the government says. They all hold onto the mistaken belief that autism is caused by receiving childhood vaccines.

Most anti-vaccination believers claim that the compound Thimerosal led to an increase in autism cases. The Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine is their usual target. However, Thimerosal was never used as a preservative in the Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine. No vaccine licensed since 1999 has contained Thimerosal as a preservative, except a few multi-dose container vaccines such as some (but not all) HIB and Influenza vaccines. Autism has not declined since 1999, thereby disproving this connection. However, this has not stopped anti-vaccination believers from claiming that it was the MMR vaccine itself that caused autism or that it was vaccines in general that caused autism. All of these ideas have been disproven in multiple scientific and legal examinations of the evidence. The primary scientific reason for the increase in autism diagnoses is due to more disorders being included in the Autism Spectrum and doctors getting better at diagnosing the characteristics of autism.

In 2007 there was an increase in celebrities promoting anti-vaccination rhetoric. Because of their celebrity status they appeared on several television shows and published multiple books advising parents not to vaccinate their children. This has led to an increase in the number of vaccine preventable illnesses as well as an increase in the number of vaccine preventable deaths.

The Anti-Vaccination Movement has a body count attached to its name. This website publishes the total number of vaccine preventable illnesses and vaccine preventable deaths that have happened in the United States since this 2007 increase in speaking out against vaccines.

Is the United States Anti-Vaccination Movement directly responsible for every vaccine preventable illness and every vaccine preventable death? No. However, the United States Anti-Vaccination Movement may be indirectly responsible for at least some of these illnesses and deaths and even one vaccine preventable illness or vaccine preventable death is too many.

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED VACCINE SCHEDULE?

When talking about vaccination it is important to understand what the recommended vaccine schedule is. This information is taken from this webpage from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention. To see what diseases these vaccines are used to prevent please visit the What’s The Harm? webpage.

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years – United States, 2015

Birth:
Hepatitis B (First of Three)

2 Months:
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (First of Five)
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (First of Three)
Hepatitis B (Second of Three)
Pneumococcal (First of Four)
Polio (First of Four)
Rotavirus (First of Two)
[Note: Some of the above vaccines are combined into one shot in order to reduce the number of injections.]

4 Months:
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Second of Five)
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Second of Three)
Pneumococcal (Second of Four)
Polio (Second of Four)
Rotavirus (Second of Two)
[Note: Some of the above vaccines are combined into one shot in order to reduce the number of injections.]

6 Months:
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Third of Five)
Hepatitis B (Third of Three)
Influenza (Yearly)
Pneumococcal (Third of Four)
Polio (Third of Four)
[Note: Some of the above vaccines are combined into one shot in order to reduce the number of injections.]

12 Months:
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Third of Three)
Hepatitis A (First of Two)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (First of Two)
Pneumococcal (Fourth of Four)
Varicella (First of Two)

15 Months:
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Fourth of Five)

18 Months:
Hepatitis A (Second of Two)
Influenza (Yearly)

3 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

4 Years:
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Fifth of Five)
Influenza (Yearly)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (Second of Two)
Polio (Fourth of Four)
Varicella (Second of Two)

5 to 10 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

11 Years:
Human Papillomavirus (First of Three)
Influenza (Yearly)
Meningococcal
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

11 Years Two Months:
Human Papillomavirus (Second of Three)

11 Years Six Months:
Human Papillomavirus (Third of Three)

12 to 15 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

16 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Meningococcal Booster

17 to 18 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule – United States, 2015
19 to 20 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

21 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

22 to 30 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

31 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

32 to 40 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

41 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

42 to 50 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

51 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

52 to 59 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

60 Years:
Herpes Zoster
Influenza (Yearly)

61 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

62 to 64 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

65 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Pneumococcal

66 to 70 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

71 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

72 to 80 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

81 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

82 to 90 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

91 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

92 to 100 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

Read more here: http://www.antivaccinebodycount.com/Anti-Vaccine_Body_Count/Home.html