Questionable Motives

November 9, 2009

Vaccine ‘controversy’ answered

Filed under: Biology,Education,Media,Medicine,Science,vaccination — tildeb @ 3:11 pm

medical questionOver at The Atlantic, an article questioning the efficacy of the H1N1 vaccine has stirred up a controversy. Is getting the vaccine worth it or not? In the article’s preamble, we are asked to consider the following:

Yet now some flu experts are challenging the medical orthodoxy and arguing that for those most in need of protection, flu shots and antiviral drugs may provide little to none. So where does that leave us if a bad pandemic strikes?

This is a very serious charge and a very good question. To answer it, we have a very long and detailed response from Science-Based Medicine here. The short answer to the question Does The Vaccine Matter article is:

Yes. Very much.

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