TIP Talk


Thursday May 11, 2017

TIP Statement on the Minnesota Measles Outbreak

In case anyone had doubts, this is what happens when the likes of disgraced researcher Andrew Wakefield interferes in a vulnerable community, lying to parents about the MMR vaccine: An outbreak of measles threatens children’s health and even their lives.

Thursday May 4, 2017

Infant Immunization: Best of the Blogs

Why isn’t there a gold-standard study proving once and for all that the current immunization schedule is the very best one possible? Of course, there is no evidence that spacing out vaccinations is safe or effective, while there is evidence that the current schedule is both, but where’s the incontrovertible truth about the ideal schedule?

Wednesday April 26, 2017

How Coincidences Shape Views of Vaccines--and Shouldn't

It’s hard to believe that mere decades ago, some studies purportedly “showed” that ice cream caused polio. One doctor concluded that it must be the sugar. There was even an anti-polio diet that called for withholding the frozen treat from children, along with sodas.

Monday April 17, 2017

What's Legislative Day All About, Anyway?

Amy Aiken walks confidently into the offices of Texas legislators on her two prosthetic legs. She is missing her fingers and her legs are amputated below the knee as a result of her battle with meningitis. I met Amy on Immunization Legislative Day in March, where she passionately shares her story with lawmakers and their aides, because if anyone can vividly and courageously represent the importance of vaccination and the value of protective immunization laws, Amy can.

Thursday April 13, 2017

5 Key Facts About the Online Vaccine Education Bill

Parents want the best for their children, which is why they seek out information to make educated choices about their sons’ and daughters’ health. When it comes to vaccines, they want to be able to weigh what their pediatrician tells them against the frightening tales they might find on the Internet that make debunked claims about autism or mercury in relation to immunization.

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