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AAP opposes worldwide ban on thimerosal

December 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · AAP, Kudos

Tweet In a series of articles released today, the American Academy of Pediatrics outlines its opposition to a proposed UN treaty which, if approved, would ban the preservative thimerosal from vaccines worldwide. The ban is also opposed by the World Health Organization and the US Public Health Service. It is estimated that multidose vaccines with […]

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The empiricists strike back

August 7th, 2008 · 11 Comments · AAP, Narrative

Tweet Amanda Peet is a rare species of Hollywood celebrity – thoughtful, humble, serene, and strangely not self-absorbed. That makes her the perfect spokesperson to help the American Academy of Pediatrics inject some much-needed sanity into the manufactured debate over vaccines. The contrast between Peet, who supports vaccines, and Jenny McCarthy, who loudly opposes them, […]

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Close the door

February 18th, 2008 · 41 Comments · AAP

Tweet Anti-vaccine activists believe that the vaccine-autism canard is a majority view among affected parents. “If I wanted to find parents who had autistic children and who believed their child’s autism was impacted by vaccines,” notes one such activist, “I could just open my window and yell, because these parents are everywhere in my neighborhood […]

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