What the National Academy of Sciences said about vaccines

The National Academy of Sciences issued a press release on its study of studies of vaccines. It is already being used to bash the "anti-vaccine" crowd.  For example, Ron Bailey, the non-libertarian libertarian who also believes in anthropogenic global warming and a global carbon tax, headlined his article on the piece, "For Pete's Sake, Go Get Your Kids Vaccinated Already!" And from the NAS's own press release: "With the start of the new school year, it's time to ensure that children are up to date on their immunizations, making this report's findings about the safety of these eight vaccines particularly timely," said committee chair Ellen Wright Clayton, professor of pediatrics and law, and director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.  "The findings should be reassuring to parents that few health problems are clearly connected to immunizations, and these effects occur relatively rarely.  And repeated study has made clear...(Read Full Post)