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Vaccine safety: British are less sceptical than Europeans, but younger people need assurance

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4291 (Published 19 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4291

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Re: Response to John Stone’s Re: Vaccine safety: British are less sceptical than Europeans, but younger people need assurance. Where are the placebo controlled trials? (July 22, 2019)

I must point out that the words which Joel Harrison's attributes to me [1] were actually quoted from Christopher Exley [2].

Other than that I do not see that position statements from the WHO are anything but misleading if double blind placebo safety testing of the products have never been done (or for some reason never published). The question remains: if we are to be reassured, where are the trials? Larson et al cite none [3].

[1] Joel A Harrison, 'Response to John Stone’s Re: Vaccine safety: British are less sceptical than Europeans, but younger people need assurance. Where are the placebo controlled trials? (July 22, 2019)', 24 July 2019,
https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l4291/rr-31

[2] John Stone, 'Re: Vaccine safety: British are less sceptical than Europeans, but younger people need assurance. Where are the placebo controlled trials?', https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l4291/rr-29

[3] Heidi Larson, Paul Offit, Stanley Plotkin, 'Re: Vaccine safety: British are less sceptical than Europeans, but younger people need assurance', 26 June 2019, https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l4291/rr-2

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24 July 2019
John Stone
UK Editor
AgeofAutism.com
London N22