I don't think a buncha moms commenting on MDC can effectively conclude how often serious side effects occur, when even scientific community is not in agreement. Everything we do here is speculation.
For every pro vax statistic you can find an anti vax one. It all depends on what you ultimately set out to prove and most people are trying to prove themselves right, so naturally the studies and statistics will be biased.
A statistic is a statistic, it's how you present it (and which ones you talk about versus which ones you hide) which make the discussion pro- or anti-vax......
Mother of two living in UK. Daughter (2007) born in USA, son (2010) born here. I'm pro natural birth, midwife care, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby wearing and a keen advocate of cloth diapering. I'm a full time working research scientist (physical sciences). Vaccines save lives.
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