Please share how and where you did your research in arriving at a non-vax position.
I will go first….. (if you do not want to read the wall-o-text, scroll down to the bullets)
I started many moons ago (1997) with a nurse. I asked the nurse what the justification was for a second measles shot (which was brand new idea at the time). She said the 1st shot only "caught" about 95-98% of the public. I asked what the prevalence of measles was. She did not know. I asked the doctor at the next well baby visit - he did not know, but did tell me the measles vaccine was safer than measles (thanks, but that is not what I asked….) I then called the Canadian Pediatric Society who also could not help me. That sort of did it - their inability to answer questions did not reassure me that vaccines were necessary.
I have never had an encounter with a doctor where they could answer my question about prevalence and I ask all.the.time. I have given them numerous chances to intelligently make their case - it has not happened.
As for myself - my biggest reference has been the CDC pink book. I consult it more than anything else. I have a few issues with it, but it is still my biggest resource.
I occasionally check out the Canadian government website as well:
I will read WHO ocasionally, but their scope is more international than I require.
I read studies I find on Pubmed. Some studies are better than others. I prefer the full study to the abstract, if possible.
I do read non-vax sites (NVIC, SmartVax, SaneVax, SafeMinds) but I verify the information on them by clicking the links. I read other (non CDC) pro-vax websites as well - and I verify anything interesting by clicking on links.
I read blogs and articles. I read these for fun. They are not research, although they occasionally have links in them that are useful.
So, Coles note version:
-Canadian Pediatric Society
-CDC Pink Book
-Who (when relevant)
-non-vax and pro-vax sites for link
-blogs and articles for links
Edited by kathymuggle - 2/20/13 at 12:29pm