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Friday, February 09, 2007

Measles Kills How Often?

What are the odds your child will die if he skipped the measles part of the MMR vaccine? Consider these two graphs (graph 1; graph 2) and then take a stab at it. Then ask yourself why the CDC informs your pediatrician the odds of your child dying from measles is 1:1000 (equiv to 100 per 100,000) if he or she goes unvaccinated.

Is the CDC incompetent? Why won't the CDC revise its advice to reflect the statistical record? Why did vaccine makers choose to address a marginal, self-limiting problem?


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