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NUcheckt: Unreliable research about the effect of vaccinations, re-distributed

NU.nl check regularly for reliability. Myth: “scientific Research shows that vaccinated children are unhealthier than non-vaccinated children.”

Verdict: false

At the beginning of september, it was due to the different Facebook pages, a message is shared stating that the ongevaccineerde children are healthier than vaccinated children. This assertion is based on research that, for over two years now, regularly, by an alternative gezondheidswebsites, such as Healthwatch, and want To Know, is to be shared. In this research, it appears there are many reasons to suspect.

Where does it come from?

In the U.s., where these Facebook posts about it will be spoken to, was released in 2016 and, for the first time online in the scientific journal Frontiers in Public Health. The study was “tentatively approved” for publication, but it is going to be found on an official publication. At this point, it is not to be found in the magazine.

Secondly, the research, by 2017, however, have been published by the Journal of Translational Science. The researchers, who, in the pages of this magazine will want to publish, have to do this, a sum of money to pay for it. This new way of publishing, however, is controversial in science because, in the magazines, and a fall in order to items, in spite of their potentially poor quality to be published.

The research on vaccinations, and is in accordance with the financial section, is funded by, among others, Generation Rescue, and a patient organization for people with autism. The founder of this organization believes that the vaccination-autism causation, an idea that is already in use by several large-scale studies have refuted. The other, sponsored by the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute, a Us-based institute for the safety of the current vaccinations is questionable. The two parties give the impression of not entirely impartial.

See also:
A large Danish study shows that the vaccination is not autism cause

What did this research look like?

That is, the study may be biased sponsor had, however, does not mean that the research can’t be trusted. So how is it done? For the study, mothers of children between six and twelve years old, was approached by an American organization for home schoolers.

In a letter written to mother, asking if she wanted to participate in the study was specific in that the research on the possible long-term effects of vaccines on the health and went up. Because the researchers were clear about the purpose of the study, it is possible that mothers who felt that their child became ill due to vaccinations, previous research participation than other mothers. It is not clear how many of the mothers, in total, have been contacted.

Then, by means of an anonymous online questionnaire that the mothers will be asked to indicate which of the chronic diseases of their child’s suffering. It was also asked how often the children have to go to the hospital or to the doctor. There was a total of 415 mothers with information about the 666 children were. It is not verified that the medical information of the mothers gave was correct.

What to conclude from the researchers?

The researchers found that only about 30 per cent of the children tested, all vaccinations had been received. About 40 percent of the children had no vaccination was had by all. The survey coverage of children according to their parents more often, allergies, ADHD, or a learning disability, then the ongevaccineerde children. In general, mothers of vaccinated children are more likely to have their children with at least one chronic disease, or a neurological disorder.

The vaccinated children had also in the past year and also more likely to go to a doctor for a routine check-up. The researchers write that this may be an effect on the results. However, when people are not regularly taking their child to a doctor’s go to, there will probably be even less likely to have a disease to be diagnosed.

Research a number of points to be unreliable

The results may therefore be distorted due to the fact that mothers who believe their children have suffered from vaccination may have previously been engaged in the research, as well as ongevaccineerde children, and less often, a doctor will be seen.

In addition, the total number of children tested is small, especially when you are looking for specific diseases to look at. For example, only 49 children in the study participated in a neurological disorder such as ADHD. This creates the risk that the result is due to chance is large.

A number of international sources, including the factchecker Snopes, and the Science-Based Medicine, due to these reasons, the examination is unreliable and misleading.

What do other studies show?

The authors of the American study have claimed that their study is the first comprehensive health disparities between the vaccinated and the ongevaccineerde children has been investigated. This is false: there have been several studies of this subject. According to a German study, nearly eighteen thousand children, found that there was no relationship between the vaccinatiestatus are well looked after and confirmed a large-scale Danish study at the beginning of this year, once again, that there really is no link between autism and the MMR vaccine (the vaccine for mumps, measles, mumps, and rubella) is one. The most common side effects of the MMR vaccine are a fever, hangerigheid and results.

Conclusion

There is no evidence that the ongevaccineerde children are healthier than children who have been vaccinated. The research, which according to several Facebook posts have indicated, it is for different reasons, are unreliable.

We can evaluate the following statement: “studies show that vaccinated children are unhealthier than non-vaccinated children”, as false.

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