Insufferably Intolerant Science Nerd’s Science-Based Vaccine Information

I came across the following on Facebook posted by someone calling himself/herself Insufferably Intolerant Science Nerd. It’s a pretty comprehensive list of resources on vaccines. Being a former science teacher and one who also likes to call himself a scientist, and having seen many posts by anti-vaxxers on social media, I thought I would reproduce the post for the benefit of anyone interested and everyone who are anti-vaxxers.

Enjoy!

 

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The number one thing that annoys me about anti-vaxxers is their continual denial around vaccination research, and their constant parroting of misinformation that has been debunked so many times I should just save my responses somewhere so I can copy/paste to save myself time typing.

Here is a start point for information regarding vaccines and common tropes by anti-vaxxers. Knowledge is the best…vaccine against fear-based decisions.

I thought I would start off with some of the larger studies that have been conducted. There are thousands of studies that have been published, but I simply just don’t have the room to post links to them all.

Enjoy!

All-in-one website: https://www.historyofvaccines.org/

Autism and Vaccinations:
https://tinyurl.com/ydylw8sw
https://tinyurl.com/y936lesm
https://tinyurl.com/yb5cxnrp
https://tinyurl.com/yc4rlmyg
https://tinyurl.com/ycngymaj
https://tinyurl.com/y9yaow9z
https://tinyurl.com/ybuuhn2m
https://tinyurl.com/yc2s7fv8
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/refer…/vaccines-and-autism/

Books:
https://tinyurl.com/y8dk9894
https://tinyurl.com/yd8mdll5
https://tinyurl.com/ydxomu86
https://tinyurl.com/yaorvbxw
https://tinyurl.com/ydacx7n6
https://tinyurl.com/y7wclwq5
https://tinyurl.com/yd78ezlm
https://tinyurl.com/y8j9kcdm
https://tinyurl.com/y7qbntsb

Common anti-vaccine arguments:
https://thelogicofscience.com/…/100-bad-arguments-against-…/
Links debunking incorrect claims: http://www.redwineandapplesauce.com/vaccine-articles-off-s…/
http://immunise.health.gov.au/…/pub…/Content/resources-menu…
http://www.sciencemag.org/…/four-vaccine-myths-and-where-th…

Common anti-vaxxer tropes and how to spot them:
https://sciencebasedpharmacy.wordpress.com/…/antivax-1…/amp/
https://respectfulinsolence.com/…/tactics-and-tropes-of-th…/

Anti-vaccine activists, Web 2.0, and the postmodern paradigm – An overview of tactics and tropes used online by the anti-vaccination movement: https://tinyurl.com/y8gl6cmz

The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition: https://tinyurl.com/h4sl8hc
Australian Academy of Science: The science of vaccines: https://www.science.org.au/…/science-b…/science-immunisation

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/index.html

Extensive List of Debunk Pseudoscience Studies in relation to vaccines: http://lizditz.typepad.com/…/-those-lists-of-papers-that-cl…

Economic Burden of Disease
https://tinyurl.com/y98v6h6q

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – Annual Epidemiological Reports on Communicable Diseases in Europe: https://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data…

Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015) Data Resources: http://ghdx.healthdata.org/gbd-2015

Vaccines and immunity: How the immune system works:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwNFCLOriAMMQWYxOG4tTFRwVU0
https://drive.google.com/…/1aO8s-GxX-6q00cZMyAm-x39AHRxq_U3l

Influenza and Pregnancy:
https://tinyurl.com/y72n6sqb
https://tinyurl.com/y74ksn4h
https://tinyurl.com/y8t577sj
https://tinyurl.com/yddph54q
https://tinyurl.com/yb6mf3a4
https://tinyurl.com/y9pdoqgm
https://tinyurl.com/y7x8oloj
https://tinyurl.com/yaf6a88e
https://tinyurl.com/ycfs5hvr
https://tinyurl.com/ycynaffr
https://tinyurl.com/y7vnb82l
https://tinyurl.com/y88pq7sy

The big long science status on why you need to get you influenza vaccine: https://www.facebook.com/InsufferableIntolerance/photos/a.268928783268247.1073741825.119810451513415/970434456451006/?type=3&theater

More influenza information:
http://www.ncirs.edu.au/…/fact-she…/influenza-fact-sheet.pdf
http://www.influenzacentre.org/aboutinfluenza.htm
http://www.microbiologybook.org/mhunt/flu.htm
https://microbeonline.com/influenza-flu-virus-structure-cl…/
https://microbiologybytes.wordpress.com/…/the-biology-of-i…/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3291411/
https://www.historyofvaccines.org/…/art…/influenza-pandemics
https://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/07328893?sdc=2

Ingredients:
http://www.chop.edu/centers-progra…/vaccine-education-center
https://www.science.org.au/…/science-immunis…/2-what-vaccine
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/toxic-myths-about-vaccines/
https://teamvaccine.com/…/immunology-101-series-adjuvants-…/

It’s Okay to be Smart: (Why vaccines work): http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/…/111307984507/vaccines-mea…

John Oliver on vaccines and anti-vaxxers: https://www.salon.com/…/john-oliver-debunks-anti-vaxxers-m…/

Herd Immunity:
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/immunology-an…/herd-immunity
https://www.science.org.au/…/scienc…/3-who-benefits-vaccines
https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/herd-immunity-0
https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-herd-immunity…
Herd Immunity Guide: https://drive.google.com/…/1-PivY_PfuC3U5Z3kTfOOxq7Di…/view…
From Bozeman Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLUzwT9tWxY
From Healthcare Triage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuiHFg_nfnE

HPV vaccine:
An Overview of Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Safety 2006 to 2015: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwNFCLOriAMMV1Z4cGJwSTh5V3c
Autoimmune, neurological, and venous thromboembolic adverse events after immunisation of adolescent girls with quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine in Denmark and Sweden: cohort study: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwNFCLOriAMMWHN0NXVzOG1xTFk
Early effect of the HPV vaccination programme on cervical abnormalities in Victoria, Australia: an ecological study: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwNFCLOriAMMM0hjUWZnSjg1aGs
Impact and Effectiveness of the Quadrivalent HumanPapillomavirus Vaccine: A Systematic Review of 10 Years of Real-world Experience: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwNFCLOriAMMamlCSTNISXB0Slk
Long-term efficacy and safety of human papillomavirus vaccination: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwNFCLOriAMMbkwxQ3B5NnZvSGM
Pregnancy and Infant Outcomes in the Clinical Trials of a Human Papillomavirus Type 6/11/16/18 Vaccine: A Combined Analysis of Five Randomized Controlled Trials: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwNFCLOriAMMRUpJa3RHN2ViSzQ
Sexual Activity–Related Outcomes After Human Papillomavirus Vaccination of 11- to 12-Year-Olds: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwNFCLOriAMMSDJSQ0hseUtFbms

https://www.cancer.gov/rese…/progress/discovery/hpv-vaccines
http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/9/06-038414/en/
https://www.consumerreports.org/…/why-your-daughters-and-s…/
https://www.skepticalraptor.com/…/oral-sex-hpv-related-ca…/…

The big long science status on why you need to get you HPV vaccine: https://www.facebook.com/InsufferableIntolerance/posts/925435130950939

Legal Liability of Anti-vaxxers:
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
Endangering the Herd The case for suing parents who don’t vaccinate their kids—or criminally charging them: http://www.slate.com/…/anti_vaxxers_why_parents_who_don_t_v…

MMR vaccine (and Autism):
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…

Misc (Polio/VAERS)
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…

National Vaccine Compensation Program: (US based)
http://www.skepticalraptor.com/…/national-vaccine-injury-c…/

Nova: Calling the Shots Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqbH40Y9XJw

ONLINE COURSES:
E-learning course on Vaccine Safety Basics: http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/initiative/tech_support/…/
Epidemics – the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases
https://www.coursera.org/learn/epidemics
Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials
https://www.coursera.org/learn/clinical-trials
Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, Vaccines (edX)
https://www.mooc-list.com/…/viruses-how-beat-them-cells-imm…
Vaccinology (In France)
https://www.mooc-list.com/course/vaccinology-fun
Vaccine Trials: Methods and Best Practices (Coursera)
https://www.mooc-list.com/…/vaccine-trials-methods-and-best…
Vaccines (Coursera)
https://www.mooc-list.com/course/vaccines-coursera

The science of the anti-vaxxer movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzxr9FeZf1g

Talking about vaccines and fear: https://www.scientificamerican.com/…/straight-talk-about-v…/
https://www.scientificamerican.com/…/whats-behind-the-fear-…

That andrew wakefield clusterfck: https://tinyurl.com/ydxomu86

What package inserts are:
https://www.skepticalraptor.com/…/vaccine-package-inserts-…/
https://thelogicofscience.com/…/vaers-package-inserts-…/amp/

Unvaccinated vs Vaccinated Studies:
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…
https://drive.google.com/open…

Other information (microbiology and infectious disease):
General microbiology sites:
https://www.microbes.info/news/topic/the-flu
https://www.medscape.com/
http://www.virology.net/
https://www.atsu.edu/faculty/chamberlain/Website/links.htm

Books:
http://www.grsmu.by/…/micr…/files/essential_microbiology.pdf
http://medcraveonline.com/…/Microbiology-A-Fundemantal-Intr…
http://lalashan.mcmaster.ca/…/An_Introduction_to_Infectious…
http://197.14.51.10:81/pmb/BIOLOGIE/02_Microbiology.pdf

Facebook pages:
Skeptical Raptor
Voices for Vaccines
Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters
Nurses Who Vaccinate
Vaccines From Anti-Vaxxers
Vaccinesworkblog

You are free to do whatever you wish with these links. You can watch lectures, read the books, or do absolutely nothing at all.

But if you chose to do nothing at all after resources have been provided to you – that is entirely on you. Education should be accessible to everyone, however, once people have been pointed in the right direction it is their responsibility to utilise those resources. Studying takes time, education takes effort, and if you want to learn something new you need to be prepared to make time to better yourself. If you do not understand something, it doesn’t mean you are dumb but it does mean that lecturers aren’t mind readers, science educators aren’t psychics – it is up to you to put your hand up and ask for the help we’re happy to provide.

One more thing:

ACTUALLY, READ ARTICLES NOT JUST THE HEADLINE OR ABSTRACT. YOU CAN TAKE YOUR TIME IF YOU NEED. IF YOU ARE TOO LAZY TO READ THE LINK DON’T COMMENT. I WILL NOT BE PROVIDING YOU INFORMATION ONLY FOR YOU TO IGNORE IT AND DEMAND MORE INFORMATION YOU REFUSE TO READ. I WILL NOT READ THE INFORMATION FOR YOU. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE MORE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING THAN A BAG OF DOORKNOBS.

 

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What do you think?

 

 

Additional References

These were added after the publication of the blog post.

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