In the final lecture, Dr. Andrew Wakefield reflects on what this course has taught us and what it may mean for the future of medicine in general. In the end, there's a warning we've learned that if we aren't careful may end up doing more harm than good.
Nearing the end of this lecture series, Dr. Andrew Wakefield has a challenge for you.
With the advent of bio-specific medicine, how does the diversity of life affect vaccines and public health policy?
What happens when you receive a vaccine? Does it shed and transmit to other people around you?
What studies have been done looking at premature babies and how they are vaccinated?
What research is out there studying the differences between vaccinated and unvaccinated populations and what can it tell us?
What are the other ingredients that go into vaccines and what risks do they alone pose?
William Thompson blew the whistle on the vaccine manufacturers fraudulent use of research, changing the analysis to suit the business goals, not the study protocol.
How does the age of vaccine exposure play into autism? The certainty with which vaccine manufacturers say there's no effect, but why do thousands of parents think otherwise.
What events surround the introduction of the measles, mumps, and rubella? Was there a vaccine needed for mumps? Does the combination of these three present a complicated and dangerous vaccine, beyond the risk of each individual vaccine.
Viral vaccines are often combined, as in the case of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella). Are the combination vaccines safe and effective? What strains of each virus are used and how does each choice affect the overall outcome?
What happens when the body is exposed to multiple viruses at one time? Could concurrent exposure to multiple infectious agents increase the risk of Crohn’s disease?