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Merck Manual 1992 vs. Merk Manual 2018

From our July 23, 2018 Facebook Post:

👇Below are excerpts from two different versions of the Merck Manual (a physician’s desk reference written & published by Merck) — one from 1992 & the other from 2018.

🤔They show a dramatic shift in the attitude towards vaccine safety, efficacy, & adverse event reporting.

The early version seems to carefully address unknowns about safety and efficacy & stresses the importance of adverse event reporting and taking those reports seriously.

The latter version praises the remarkable safety and irrefutable efficacy of all vaccines (note the lack of any footnotes to support their sweeping claims) while also seemingly downplaying any “believed” adverse events following vaccination.

As shown below, this attitude shift is not due to the overwhelming evidence provided by thorough testing of the childhood vaccination schedule, so what exactly is the reason for the high confidence in something that was previously regarded with more care and caution?

🤷‍♂️ What do you think?

➡️ The Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy, 16th Edition, Merck Research Laboratories, 1992. pp. 21 & 1,943

➡️ The Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy, 20th Edition, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, 2018. p. 2,460

➡️ White Paper on Studying the Safety of
the Childhood Immunization Schedule

➡️Informed Consent Action Network’s HHS Notice:


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