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Friday, November 25, 2016

Flu Shots

In The Politics of Autism, I analyze the discredited notion that vaccines cause autism

At WKOW in Madison, WI, Matt Cash reports on a physician who is seeing more patient decline flu vaccines:
Dr. Michael Trias with SSM Health Dean Medical Group's east side clinic says health care providers feel strongly about people getting the flu vaccine every year to prevent and limit the impact in our community.
The virus kills thousands more every year, even healthy people.
Trias says that it's not true that someone will get the flu after getting the shot, as it cannot cause influenza. He says that some people are also worried about a potential link to autism. In recent years, several large scientific studies have determined that the preservative in the vaccine does not lead to serious neurological problems, including autism.
Trump has promoted the debunked autism-vaccine theory.  Are we seeing a Trump effect?