Tag: pertussis vaccine
Recycling old antivax tropes as “bioethics”-based arguments against COVID-19 vaccination for children
A recently published article in Bioethics makes ethical arguments against vaccinating children against COVID-19. If you change the word "COVID-19" to measles, chickenpox, or rotavirus (or others), this article could have been published on one of the higher-brow antivax websites in 2010. Antivax arguments never change; they're just continually recycled.
The Pertussis Resurgence
A new analysis shows that the resurgence of pertussis is largely due historical patterns of vaccination. This and other data show the importance of full vaccine compliance in preventing returning epidemics of this deadly disease.
A Shot in the Dark Revisited
Twenty five years ago Barbara Loe Fisher and Harris Coulter wrote the book DPT: A Shot in the Darksuggesting the pertussis vaccine caused significant neurological damage. More than two decades on, the science has changed but the book has not.