After a great deal of contentious discussion regarding how to make this forum actually useful to its intended audience, I proposed a thread in which people provide some basic information about informational resources on vaccines. People from opposing camps in this debate hit "like," so here it is.
Important things to remember:
- We don't all like the same sources.
- Restrict your comments to the sources. Commenting about other posters will not help people find the information they need to make their decisions about vaccination.
- There will be disagreements about sources, but to keep the thread constructive, these should be voiced as concerns about the source.
"How can you say that Offit is trustworthy? Everyone knows that he is a profiteering ego-maniac who rolls in piles of money while fantasizing about injecting innocent children with pig DNA!" - Not going to be useful. Maybe mods could agree to remove?
"I feel that Offit's conflicts of interest (he served on ACIP while the vaccine he invented was being approved), and his lack of response to concerns that Rotateq was contaminated with pig DNA demonstrate that he is primarily motivated by his own financial concerns." - Useful. The concerns are clearly explained. Plus, you can't really argue with "I feel . . ." People feel how they feel. Posters can respectfully disagree by posting their own feelings and the reasons for them.