Without evidence of benefit, an intervention should not be presumed to be beneficial or safe.

- Rogue Medic

Correlation vs. Causation in a couple of videos for the hard of reading:-)

At Respectful Insolence is this pair of videos on correlation, causation, and the Hollywood ignorantists, who cannot tell the difference. Not that ignorance would stop Honest Jenny Killer McCarthy from telling everyone else to endanger their children. Generation Rescue, Jenny McCarthy, and the anti-vaccine movement: Confusing correlation with causation.

To get the most information out of these, watch them in full screen mode, so that you can read the print on the charts that are shown.

Part I:

Part II:

Here is the sidebar information posted at YouTube.

C0nc0rdance
October 01, 2009

When we make risky decisions about our health, it’s always good to be in possession of all the facts, to let our brains, and not our hearts, make the decision. Your child is thousands of times more likely to die from a preventable disease you didn’t vaccinate them against than to develop autism from a vaccine you did give them. The case for autism and vaccines is solely based on weak correlations and emotional responses.

Generation Rescue:
http://www.generationrescue.org/evidence-science/05-autism-and-vaccines.htm

CDC statement on the safety of vaccines:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/

Locate a flu vaccination center near you:
http://info.findaflushot.com/blog/tag/vaccination

Get vaccinated. Do it for the people who matter to you.

Very well done.

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