@ohyran can you link to a summary of this overwhelming evidence? Once that actually references scientific sources, instead of just being a string of talking points? I can do this for #ClimateChange:

Can anyone do if for vaccination?

@strypey I dunno, something like "why vaccines work?" Do you want primary sources on how we used vaccines to fight particular diseases? Stuff like this? who.int/biologicals/areas/vacc

@strypey I just skimmed "Requirements for measles, mumps and rubella vaccines and combined vaccine (live) Technical Report Series, No. 840, 1994, Annex 3" and it focused more on the actual production for the vaccine not on why vaccination works in the first place. I guess I'm simply as dumbfounded that anybody would be asking about the usefulness of vaccination.

@kensanata @strypey @ohyran the usefulness of vaccination has already been proven many many times! The problem are the people that no longer trust those vaccine because of things they read online.

@tursiops most people who trust vaccines do so because of things they read online (or in some other media source). So what? Distrusting vaccines is a sensible default position, especially when it comes to children. The burden of proof is on those promoting them.
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@strypey @tursiops @kensanata

I trust vaccines because of doctors. The medical community. Friends who do medical research or work within that field.

Not because of "what I read online". It's a sensible opinion to distrust everything, even something basic like sleeping, but to go from there to distrusting all experts based on hear-say (and it is hear-say) isn't sensible.

(although I feel I should tag out of this discussion if that is ok - I realize I am to personally invested due to family reasons to be able to stay civil + assume good intent and none of you deserve that (whether I agree with you or not).

Is that ok? )

@ohyran very responsible of you. I'll try to untag you from now on.

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