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<p>This new video is being spread around and I think it does a great job of explaining the evidence against the idea that vaccines are the cause of autism.  It's a little under 8 minutes long and definitely worth your time, especially for those who may be on the fence or are just starting out their research. </p>
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<p>What do you guys think about the video?</p>
 

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<p>Good info.</p>
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<p>I think Arthur Allen's book <em>Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver</em> is a must-read for anyone who wants to dig deeper.</p>
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<p><em>Panic Virus</em> by Seth Mnookin is good, too, but I skipped quite a few chapters of that because he used a lot of material that Allen had already covered. Mnookin wrote more than Allen about  current issues like autism, Wakefield, and how Simpsonwood came to be perceived as the smoking gun in the thimerosal controversy.</p>
 

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Great resources. We all need a little reassurance. I pride myself that I know the facts pretty well, and intellectually I know there's no need to worry, but I remember the niggling "what ifs" I had to keep suppressing when it came time for especially the MMR vaccine.
 
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Great resources. We all need a little reassurance. I pride myself that I know the facts pretty well, and intellectually I know there's no need to worry, but I remember the niggling "what ifs" I had to keep suppressing when it came time for especially the MMR vaccine.</div>
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<p>I'm always a little nervous about vaccine appointments even though intellectually I'm very comfortable with my choices.</p>
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<p>I've resorted to keeping a health journal for my son, to keep track of things I notice. I started doing it when he had a little infection that turned into an abscess, and they asked me how long it had been there and I couldn't remember if it was 2 days or 3... so now I write down things like that. I record when I notice a problem, whether it gets better or worse, how I measure improvement, etc. Oh yeah, and I write down my feelings about it! Because I'm a little fearful and paranoid , so it keeps me calm.</p>
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<p>The journaling really helps to comfort me before/after he gets shots.That's usually when I reaffirm my research. It makes it easier to avoid jumping to the "what ifs" and focus just on what's happening now.</p>
 

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I have journals for both my kids too. One of the best pre-baby bits of advice I was given. Always reassuring, and has helped doctors take me seriously about worries I've had too. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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