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Offline Cattus

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I recently saw a post on FB leading to this:

An Open Letter to Legislators Currently Considering Vaccine Legislation from Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD
http://healthimpactnews.com/2017/harvard-immunologist-to-legislators-unvaccinated-children-pose-zero-risk-to-anyone/?fbclid=IwAR2Io_B4dZ9cBqIlNegfHmPM4UxaTMGMZSfsLDT2WtJXV5tTvKZw5NL3_Bk

Has anybody seen or done a reply or analysis of this person's contentions and conclusions?

I would like to respond but don't have the research study chops to do the analysis.

Thank you.
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Offline Tassie Dave

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Re: An Open Letter to Legislators Currently Considering Vaccine Legislation
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 01:00:57 AM »
She is a well known anti-vaxxer crank.

From Steve Novella

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Pretty much every word in this headline is wrong or deceptive: Harvard Study Proves Unvaccinated Children Pose No Risk.

First, there is no study. This is not in any way about some new study or research, but simply an article by an anti-vaccine crank, Tetyana Obukhanych. Further, her connection to Harvard seems tenuous and it’s not even clear what her current academic status is. And most importantly, she uses cherry picked, irrelevant, and incorrect information to make her case.

https://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/more-anti-vaccine-pseudoscience/

From Skeptical Raptor:

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Now we have something floating around the anti-vaccine interwebs – there’s a Harvard vaccine study that says that unvaccinated kids are not dangerous to other children.

No, Harvard published no such a study. But our favorite false authority, Tetyana Obukhanych, did make these claims, which we have debunked previously. Basically, the new claims in the anti-vaccine blogosphere are related to a letter she wrote in opposition to SB277, California’s law that eliminates personal belief exemptions for vaccines prior to entering school.

https://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/appeal-to-false-authority-who-is-tetyana-obukhanych/
https://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/harvard-vaccine-study-tetyana-obukhanych-nonsense/

Offline Cattus

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Re: An Open Letter to Legislators Currently Considering Vaccine Legislation
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 10:13:04 AM »
Wow, Thank you.  This is just the material I needed.
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