Colbert and the Anti-Vaxxers

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May 1 2014 11:30 AM

Colbert and the Anti-Vaxxers

Sometimes, other folks make it easy for me. I have nothing to add to this.

Except maybe this, also from Stephen Colbert, which is the next segment on his show where he interviews pro-health hero Paul Offit.

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Oh, I'll add this, since Colbert doesn't really debunk it: Vaccines do not cause autism, the vast majority of vaccines don't contain mercury, the one flu shot that still does doesn't have it in a toxic form, and even then it has a dose smaller than what you get eating a can of tuna.

Vaccines are important. Talk to your board-certified health care provider and see if you need to get yours.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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