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25 March 2008

How Vaccine Companies Use Fear to Increase Vaccinations

The disturbing site linked below encourages vaccinations -- this is unsurprising, since it is sponsored by a vaccine division of Sanofi Pasteur.

It is a particularly good example of how vaccine companies prey on the fears of parents. It features a frightened-looking baby next to the words, “I can catch pertussis from you, mom, and it can be serious.”

The site also features links to the sound of a whopping cough, and says that you should, “Make sure your family and friends get vaccinated” since “anyone who spends time with your baby may pass on pertussis ... [including] childcare providers, household help, and your friends.”



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