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originally posted by: OrdoAdChao
a reply to: luthier
I understand your point, but I don't think that viruses mutate toward an inevitable epidemic strain. There is no direction for them, and vaccinations do not work like antibiotics, in that they prevent the virus from taking hold, they do not effect the virus directly. They mutate as a course of infection, that is each strain differs because the virus slightly changes for every host and host population that it infects, not as a course for survival, like a bacteria might.
originally posted by: Agartha
a reply to: SlapMonkey
Anti-vaccination sites have been misusing Doshi's article since 2013, cherry picking data and statements again:
First and above all, Doshi does not practice medicine and does not do any clinical research, he is just a guest lecturer. His article clearly shows he is only expressing his opinion as he does not do clinical trials and does not do real vaccine research. According to the National Academies of science Doshi is a 'post-doctoral fellow' which means he is not in the faculty, hence I said guest lecturer.
Vaccines work. Children who get the vaccines are 83% less likely to get the flu: www.thelancet.com...
Another link: www.cdc.gov...
Doshi is also an HIV denier... I won't even comment on that.
The amounts of mercury that is still contained in *some* but not all flu vaccines can collect over years and lead to neurodegenerative diseases.
tuna fish contains 0.64 micrograms of mercury for each gram of tuna. A 60 gram portion (about two ounces) would contain 38.4 micrograms of mercury. By contrast, vaccine manufacturers using thimerosal (a mercury containing compound) as the preservative are adding between 12.5 and 25 micrograms of mercury per dose of vaccine.