The “One Study,” or why the anti-vaccine movement doesn’t really understand science

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This guest post was written by Allison Hagood, who originally published a version of it on the Facebook page for Your Baby’s Best Shot, a science-based book on childhood immunizations she co-authored with Stacy Minzter Herlihy. This post is the first in a Red Wine & Apple Sauce series called “Epidemiology 101.” While it does not explain a specific epidemiological concept, it makes clear how a mythical study often demanded by anti-vaccine propagandists would not be possible when abiding by the standards of quality epidemiological research. Multiple studies in multiple countries using multiple research models and multiple research groups, with multiple funding sources, have found no link between vaccines and autism. . . .

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