The Vaccine Debate

The Vaccine Debate


The recent outbreak of measles in the United States has cast a small segment of the population that chooses not vaccinate into the spotlight.  In this podcast Darren, a vaccine advocate, has a civil yet pointed debate with Neil Z. Miller.

Neil is a medical research journalist and the Director of the Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute and the author of several books that encourage parents to question conventional  medical advice about vaccination.


Neil’s Website


Follow-Up Resources from the Interview

Throughout the interview both Neil and Darren promised to provide citations for claims made.  


Was there a CDC Coverup? NO

Neil Reference: Methodological Issues and Evidence of Malfeasance in Research Purporting to Show Thimerosal in Vaccines Is Safe

Darren Reference: Snopes Rebuttal 

Do vaccinations make children less healthy? NO

Neil Reference: Relative trends in hospitalizations and mortality

Darren Reference:  Vaccination Status and Health in Children and Adolescents (peer reviewed)

Does the measles  cure/prevent cancer? NO

Darren Reference: Could measles cure cancer? Uh, not exactly…