Measles – A Late Victory for Vaccines

Measles – A Late Victory for Vaccines

Recently, we argued that one should prefer death-rate statistics over incidence data because the quality of reporting is higher (The Curious Incidence of Death Rates in the 20th Century). We deliberately avoided actual¬†conclusions about vaccine effectiveness, which is a topic to which we now turn. We’ll be looking at a particular vaccine for a particular […]

The Curious Incident of Death Rates in the 20th Century

How we measure vaccine outcomes is a matter of life and death. Should we use cases/incidence of a disease or should we use mortality rates when measuring vaccine success? If you visit “sciencebasedmedicine”¬†they suggest that you should use incidents of measles to measure vaccine effectiveness. If you look at the following graph, you can see […]