Hygiene and Infections

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Hygiene and Infections
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Thu, 08-28-2008 - 4:10pm

I don't know how I missed this piece in my own research but alas I did and thought I would post it here:

What is the evidence for a causal link between hygiene and infections?
http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/55441/1/Aiello%20A,%20What%20is%20the%20evidence%20for%20a%20causal%20link%20between%20hygien%20and%20infections,%202002.pdf






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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 09-07-2008 - 6:30pm

Interesting chart, most charts I've seen included with pro vaccine propaganda begin in the 1950's, now I see why.

When you look back to 1900 up to 1950, you see that the death rates from infectious disease were well on the DECLINE before the introduction of vaccines.

I guess showing the early years wouldn't do much to support the vaccine theory they're trying to sell.

Reading the article gives honest reasons for disease/death rate decline instead of giving all the credit to vaccines.


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