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Jenner winning the fight against the anti-vaccination opponents [da]

lørdag den 24. november 2012

Vaccination against small pox, or mercenary & merciless spreaders of death & devastation driven out of society

Edward Jenner (pioneer of the smallpox vaccine) and his two colleagues seeing off three anti-vaccination opponents; the dead are littered at their feet. Coloured etching by I. Cruikshank, 1808.

Title
Vaccination against small pox, or mercenary & merciless spreaders of death & devastation driven out of society

Description
Jenner (r.), standing between two colleagues, holds a vaccination knife whose blade is inscribed ‘Milk of human Kindness’. He addresses three old-fashioned doctors, practicers of inoculation, who run off to the left. holding similar but much larger knives, the blades dripping blood and inscribed ‘The curse of human kind’. Jenner says: “Oh Brothers, Brothers, suffer the love of Gain to be Overcome by Compassion for your fellow creatures, & do not delight to plunge whole Famileis in the deepest distress, by the untimely loss of their nearest and Dearest relatives”. A cherub is about to crown him with a laurel wreath, saying, “The preserver of the Human Race”. The three inoculators say: “Curse on these Vaccinators we shall all be starved, why Brother I have matter enough here to Kill 50,; And those would communicate it to 500 more; Aye - Aye. I always order them to be constantly out in the air, in order to spread the contagion”. The ground is covered by dead or dying infants, heavily spotted. A spotted mother clasps her spotted infant, while her infected husband leans against her. On the extreme right. stands a woman saying “Surley [sic] the disorder of the Cow is preferable to that of the Ass”. Jenner’s two colleagues hold large rolled documents, one inscribed ‘Bill to’; one (r.) also holds a rose.
June 20 1808
Hand-coloured etching

Via @ChirurgeonsAppr

Vaccinationskritisk artikel trækkes tilbage [da]

tirsdag den 9. februar 2010

The Lancet tilbagetrækker en kontroversiel artikel som sammenkæder MFR-vaccine og autisme. Der er ikke tale om en hvilken som helst artikel, men Andrew Wakefield og hans forskerteams 12 år gamle "Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children" som igen og igen er blevet fremdraget af vaccinationsmodstanderne som en væsentlig del det videnskabelige belæg for, at vaccinationer gør mere skade end gavn, og at det i sidste instans kun er hensynet til medicinalindustriens profitrate som holder live i de statslige vaccinationsprogrammer.

Den 2. februar kunne man i The Lancet læse følgende:

Following the judgment of the UK General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise Panel on Jan 28, 2010, it has become clear that several elements of the 1998 paper by Wakefield et al. are incorrect, contrary to the findings of an earlier investigation. In particular, the claims in the original paper that children were “consecutively referred” and that investigations were “approved” by the local ethics committee have been proven to be false. Therefore we fully retract this paper from the published record.

Wakefield omgivet af tilhængere
Wakefield omgivet af tilhængere
Desværre er anti-vaccinationsbevægelsen - som især i USA har gevaldig vind i sejlene - nok ret så ligeglade med udmeldingen fra The Lancet.
For dem er der snarere tale om en religion end om videnskab! Og Wakefield tager næppe heller kritikken til sig og indrømmer, at hans forskningsresultater er tvivlsomme: Han har opbygget hele sin karriere på de gamle forskningsresultater og er derigennem blevet en feteret stjerne - en af anti-vaccinationsbevægelsens frontfigurer sammen med Hollywood-stjernen Jim Carrey og hans partner Jenny McCarthy. Wakefield har desuden arbejdet på at udvikle et alternativ til traditionelle vacciner - noget der ville kunne gøre ham styrtende rig. Hans "forskning" har derfor, i lige så høj grad som den kritiserede medicinalindustri, været styret af økonomiske interesser: drømmen om den store gevinst!

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Hvad er op og ned i vaccinationsdebatten? [da]

tirsdag den 17. november 2009

Ved snart ikke hvad jeg skal mene ... Under overskriften "Stærk lobbyisme bag WHO-beslutning om massevaccination" kan man læse at flere af WHO's influenzarådgivere er betalt af medicinalindustrien. Dermed var industrien med til at påvirke beslutningen om, at influenza A er en pandemi - og at vaccine er nødvendig. Siden har de samme virksomheder fået vaccineordrer for op mod 55 milliarder kroner.

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