By Erin K. Costello
There is so much to address in this "meme-a-fiction" MAM created and posted, but it is a great place to work from when debunking the VAERS claims often made by anit-vaxxers. I'm going to first address everything except for the *1-10% of all injuries are reported to VAERS.* That claim I am saving for the end because there are many links and sources to cite with the information available, though the claim of under-reporting, and over-reporting for that matter, will be discussed here and there throughout the post. For now though, let's move on to the first statistic MAM incorrectly alleges.
By Erin K Costello
The first post by Martha on December 21, 2018 reads,
"Help. My 9 month old is crying uncomfortably. Thick mucus. She cries harder when she coughs. Fever is only 100 [degrees Fahrenheit/37.7 Celsius] she's so stuffed up she's not nursing.....I thing the mucus is making it hard for her to breathe....We leave for a trip tomorrow morning."
What's The Harm?