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Vaccines on trial: U.S. court separates fact from fiction 

24 Jul

Leah Durant was cleaning the unfinished basement of her home in Falls Church, Virginia, one day in October 2010 when she scraped her hand on a rusty nail. Not long after, the then-37-year-old lawyer was seated in her doctor’s office, preparing to receive a tetanus vaccine—a preventive measure that since 1947 has reduced U.S. fatalities caused by the soil-borne bacterium Clostridium tetani 500-fold.

Her physician stood to her left and leaned over her shoulder with the needle.

The pain was immediate, and so excruciating that Durant screamed.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/vaccines-trial-us-court-separates-fact-fiction

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