Tagged: Vaccine

Medical DIY… - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 18, 2010

You know how the classic scene goes. Naïve ambitious husband describes his Do-It-Yourself plans… and ‘skills.’ Wife stands there, wordless, with ever-widening eyes forecasting a disaster. (Source: Wikipedia.) That’s how precisely researchers and medics feel watching non-medics and non-scientists determined to ’do it their way’ on things that affect others’ lives. Sure, a few will … Read More

Inaccurate reporting of scientific evidence perpetuates myths - Guest Work

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 15, 2010

A guest post from the Immunisation Advisory Centre, following recent reports in the press questioning the safety of the Gardasil vaccine. Recently we have seen more examples of vaccine safety surveillance data being misinterpreted by both members of the public and the media.  This misinterpretation of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) data can perpetuate fear and confusion … Read More