The Side Effects of Vaccines - How High is the Risk?

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  • Published: 12 May 2019
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    Vaccines are one of our best tools to prevent dangerous diseases, but they come with side effects. So would it be safer not to vaccinate?

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    Dive into sources and further reading here: https://sites.google.com/view/sources-vaccines


    Vaccines and their side effects are a hard topic to cover – we know we keep saying this, but this case especially, there were a lot of things to consider. You can’t blame people for being worried, so we wanted to take their concerns seriously.


    Because it is impossible to cover everything there is to know about vaccines in a ten minute video our sources are extra extensive and explain a lot of aspects in more detail, with an extra focus on further reading.


    So if you want to dive in deeper or have more arguments at hand for your next heated discussion, here you go.

    • Jordan Sutche
      Jordan Sutche  5 hours back

      The fact you brought up Wakefield's "research" just proved you didn't actually look into it at all. That's a fact.

    • Haziq Aiman
      Haziq Aiman  8 hours back

      Ok gus

    • A random Weeb
      A random Weeb  6 days back

      500 comments boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

    • strange times
      strange times  3 weeks back

      HAHAHA, Google's largest shareholders are PHARMA companies and your ONLY source of data is Google? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • CaYlYa
    CaYlYa  2 hours back

    I have adhd, it’s a gift and a curse

    • Fantasmic Art 2312
      Fantasmic Art 2312  3 hours back

      There was an article about how Vaccines make kids autistic. Which was made by 13 authors. After further research of vaccines many years after the article was created, 10 authors of the articles wanted their names removed from the article to avoid embarrassment, harassment, etc.

      • The Shinto Railfan
        The Shinto Railfan  1 hours back

        I also heard something about how they all lost their medical licenses.

    • Dylan Da Random
      Dylan Da Random  3 hours back

      Now I’m vaccinated and autistic so I can’t wait to get into an argument with someone about “VaCcInEs cAuSe AuTiSm

      • moni_stylist and master chef Matt

        What the Mario bros say about vaccines

        Mario says: if we vaccinate we will be able to survive into adulthood

        Luigi says: out of the womb into the tomb

        • Jordan Sutche
          Jordan Sutche  5 hours back

          Then explain the rise of autism next.

          • zacklikethat
            zacklikethat  5 hours back

            probably because of population growth you idiot. lol. the austism - vaccine correlation study was proved wrong so many times, and autism is a disease where you can't notice it until the kid is around 2-4. That's not because of the vaccine giving them autism

          • Jordan Sutche
            Jordan Sutche  5 hours back

            You should stick to space.

        • Calvin
          Calvin  7 hours back

          I really love that they used the MCUs mutilverse number ID and snuck in the Avengers Tower and helicarrier in there. 👌 although if this is a time before Stark dies no way would it be a world where they stop vaccination.

          • Ceft
            Ceft  7 hours back

            1:57 what about flu?

            • Ceft
              Ceft  30 minutes back

              @Kold 66 thank you

            • Kold 66
              Kold 66  5 hours back

              Flu mutates often so they render immune systems useless

          • Haziq Aiman
            Haziq Aiman  8 hours back

            Human can die only 3 second

          • Isaac Lepischack
            Isaac Lepischack  8 hours back

            Most kids think that fevers are good ‘cause ya get to skip school!

            • bjorn joseph
              bjorn joseph  9 hours back

              Jenny McCarthy Unliked this video 8.1k times

              • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                Omer Feldman Yofiël  6 hours back

                Hahaha versions of this joke have made very nearly 8.1k appearances on this thread.

            • doug cane
              doug cane  10 hours back

              if vaccines are so great why is the longevity of the US population actually going down?

              • Kold 66
                Kold 66  5 hours back

                Not enough exercise

              • Wolfattack
                Wolfattack  6 hours back

                doug cane unhealthy lifestyle

            • Some Pig
              Some Pig  11 hours back

              *wasted*

              • Kos or some say Kosm
                Kos or some say Kosm  13 hours back

                Child: (is unvaccinated)

                Diseases: It's free real estate

                • Montagne
                  Montagne  15 hours back

                  PREACH

                  • Arttu Kettunen
                    Arttu Kettunen  15 hours back

                    pffft.. If I was a virus or bacteria I wouldn't reproduce

                    • Biswatosh Purkayastha
                      Biswatosh Purkayastha  15 hours back

                      Google is full of misinformation, cynics, myths and all . There is always benefits and side effects of everything but this video nicely enlightens that how to be rightly informed and assess that benefits over the minuscule of side effects . So we people need to be more logical rather than being always critics and cynical. Great video and the eye opener for the many.

                      • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                        Omer Feldman Yofiël  6 hours back

                        imo this is the point in history where you either investigate everything or else become cannon fodder. Vaxxed makes the case that disinformation is now making life and death decisions on your behalf, and not in your interests. If the Centers for Disease Control can doctor the results of their own study, if a whistle blower can come clean 10yrs later, and if nobody on this video's comment stream even knows the nature of the charge, let alone the quality of evidence behind it.... Well then draw your own conclusions, but I say if you don't do the research you're gonna end up paying, and it may be that if WE don't do the research, then we'll all end up in a very ugly place. The antidote to fascism is investigation, and it bodes very ugly that so many self-styled intellectuals will not watch Vaxxed, and instead allow the stooges of the pharmaceutical industry, aka this channel, to represent both sides of the debate. I am incredulous, and I think education in the United States is one notch above toilet training, and I want my money back, and I want us to press hard pause on all new business, until we figure out what we know and how we come to know it. It's airtight clear that we've been hoodwinked on multiple fronts, including in particular foods and pharmaceuticals, and that the Congress is compromised and will not investigate allegations directed at focused interst groups, even when those allegations go to life and death of whole populations. Watch the video, draw your own conclusions, but for the sake of everything learn to investigate conspiracy theories. Some of them are actually in play right now, and they threaten the life of each and every family on earth. I claim that is now an airtight fact, and I'd like to see the shills behind this video address the charges of the opposition, rather than repackage the pharmaceutical industry's talking points.

                    • Biswatosh Purkayastha
                      Biswatosh Purkayastha  15 hours back

                      Nice and informative science

                    • Mr jimjimjimmyjim
                      Mr jimjimjimmyjim  16 hours back

                      why dont memory cells get passed on to the next generation? or do they?

                      • Kold 66
                        Kold 66  5 hours back

                        Babies use their mother's immunity through breast milk

                    • Wes Lindsey
                      Wes Lindsey  17 hours back

                      Im an anti vaxxer! Please crucify me with your hive mind and repetitive jokes.

                      My arguement... it shouldnt be the fucking law to accept a "practice" (which is what medicine is. Its not a fucking science.)

                      The government doesnt have the right to tell you what to put in your body. Thats the fucking arguement. Not whether they work or not. Its the fucking right to be able to choose what goes in your body and your kids. Your allowed to have your OWN ideas and beliefs. You all are probably the same idiots that think the sun has nothing to do with climate change. I bet none of you even know what solar forcing is. Anyways...

                      Please be as rough as you like. 😈

                      • Kold 66
                        Kold 66  5 hours back

                        Please take heed of the seatbelt metaphor in the video. Just because Vaccines cause death sometimes (All these cases are unconfirmed) or your child has an allergic reaction(which can be treated very easily) doesn't undermine their value. The chance of your child getting an allergic reaction 1 in 1000, the chance of your child dying from measles is 1in 100. Plus if your child is vaccinated, he helps protect other people with compromised immune systems from these deadly diseases by not spreading them. Please Vaccinate.

                      • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                        Omer Feldman Yofiël  6 hours back

                        @Thecatlover 26 I love how the vaccinated are bitching about the risk of exposure caused by the unvaccinated. Do you not know the meaning of the word vaccination, or are you saying these injections don't offer true protection?

                      • Matthew Godfrey
                        Matthew Godfrey  7 hours back

                        Herd immunity

                      • Joedoeem
                        Joedoeem  9 hours back

                        BITCH UR KIDS GONNA DIE BEFORE SCHOOL

                      • fufhsi euenbeffb
                        fufhsi euenbeffb  9 hours back

                        That’s all well and good except your “beliefs” harm others that are vaccinated

                    • Moha Jordan
                      Moha Jordan  20 hours back

                      vaccines are like hacks in the system so viruses can't attack

                    • Walter Smith
                      Walter Smith  20 hours back

                      Why use cartoons to talk about real dangers?
                      Seems that your mocking illness and death.

                      • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                        Omer Feldman Yofiël  6 hours back

                        Research shows better uptake for cartoons, especially when the audience is a fuckimg child.

                      • MrIndecisive
                        MrIndecisive  12 hours back

                        Jumping to conclusions like

                      • Axel Legaspi
                        Axel Legaspi  14 hours back

                        He uses cartoons to help people understand these concepts making it informative and entertaining to watch at the Same time

                      • Meme Lord
                        Meme Lord  18 hours back

                        bruh you dumb

                    • LimitedSauce
                      LimitedSauce  21 hours back

                      Shouldnt countries just place anti-vaxxers on suicide watch?

                      • TheFrench Waffel
                        TheFrench Waffel  21 hours back

                        1:51 Me remembering I have homework after a deep sleep.

                        • Blooky the mememan.
                          Blooky the mememan.  22 hours back

                          Clickbaited a antivax group lol, they said the video was “fake” and that “i want to kill their children”

                          • Realist Dude
                            Realist Dude  23 hours back

                            Anti vaxxers disliked this video 1 like equals 1 non immume kid getting vaccinated secretly

                            • R D
                              R D  1 days back

                              BuT YoU FoRGoT To MEntIoN EsSenTiAl Oils!!!!!!!! >:(

                              Please do a vid on essential oils and their anti-autism benifits :)
                              Thanks, Karren

                              • R D
                                R D  4 hours back

                                Kold 66 dont worry it is lol

                              • Kold 66
                                Kold 66  5 hours back

                                I hope this is satire. I have lost all faith

                            • your mom
                              your mom  1 days back

                              I KNEW VACCINES CAUSED AUTISM REEEEE.

                              • The lightning Rod
                                The lightning Rod  1 days back

                                After I say this I’m glad I’m vaccinated

                                • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                                  Omer Feldman Yofiël  6 hours back

                                  We can tell how relieved you are to go back to chewing grass again, dear sheeple.

                              • Jackson Worthman
                                Jackson Worthman  1 days back

                                The dislikes are from anti-vaxxing child murderers.

                                • Haley Morrell
                                  Haley Morrell  1 days back

                                  The main side effect of vaccines are crying children

                                  • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                                    Omer Feldman Yofiël  4 hours back

                                    @Kold 66 worry not! I assault only compromised intelligence!

                                  • Kold 66
                                    Kold 66  5 hours back

                                    @Omer Feldman Yofiël I am sorry you think that. But at the very least, try to stay away from people with compromised immunity.

                                  • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                                    Omer Feldman Yofiël  6 hours back

                                    imo this is the point in history where you either investigate everything or else become cannon fodder. Vaxxed makes the case that disinformation is now making life and death decisions on your behalf, and not in your interests. If the Centers for Disease Control can doctor the results of their own study, if a whistle blower can come clean 10yrs later, and if nobody on this video's comment stream even knows the nature of the charge, let alone the quality of evidence behind it.... Well then draw your own conclusions, but I say if you don't do the research you're gonna end up paying, and it may be that if WE don't do the research, then we'll all end up in a very ugly place. The antidote to fascism is investigation, and it bodes very ugly that so many self-styled intellectuals will not watch Vaxxed, and instead allow the stooges of the pharmaceutical industry, aka this channel, to represent both sides of the debate. I am incredulous, and I think education in the United States is one notch above toilet training, and I want my money back, and I want us to press hard pause on all new business, until we figure out what we know and how we come to know it. It's airtight clear that we've been hoodwinked on multiple fronts, including in particular foods and pharmaceuticals, and that the Congress is compromised and will not investigate allegations directed at focused interst groups, even when those allegations go to life and death of whole populations. Watch the video, draw your own conclusions, but for the sake of everything learn to investigate conspiracy theories. Some of them are actually in play right now, and they threaten the life of each and every family on earth. I claim that is now an airtight fact, and I'd like to see the shills behind this video address the charges of the opposition, rather than repackage the pharmaceutical industry's talking points.

                                  • Fliyo MB
                                    Fliyo MB  10 hours back

                                    And seeing anti-vaxxers and losing brain cells

                                  • The Shinto Railfan
                                    The Shinto Railfan  1 days back

                                    And being alive.

                                • Blu Laza
                                  Blu Laza  1 days back

                                  Sort comments by newest first. Its wild.

                                  • Amar Mann
                                    Amar Mann  1 days back

                                    Is the decline in measles in the developed world largely due to vaccines or improved sanitation and nutrition? Do any of the studies showing no link between vaccines and autism study the effect of multiple vaccinations in a relatively short time (i.e. what happens in real life)?

                                    • The Shinto Railfan
                                      The Shinto Railfan  1 days back

                                      Seeing that measles cases plummeted to below 100 per year after MMR was introduced, I'm pretty sure it was MMR.

                                  • The Shinto Railfan
                                    The Shinto Railfan  1 days back

                                    I didn't vaccinate when I was in 5th grade. Then, I got a fever of 103 F. I heard that a fever higher than that can kill you, meaning I almost died. PLEASE vaccinate yourself, and encourage others to also do so.

                                  • Actual Human Filth
                                    Actual Human Filth  1 days back

                                    I’m not going to vaccinate my children because I’m retarded.

                                    • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                                      Omer Feldman Yofiël  1 days back

                                      Lol... Makes me wish I had a British accent and unfettered access to a pharmaceutical company's advertising agency.

                                      • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                                        Omer Feldman Yofiël  7 hours back

                                        @Vary Olla amazing the lengths people will go to, to justify their decision to not weigh evidence. Are you the reason that character assassination works, or are you the intended victim? I'd tell to draw your own conclusions, only clearly you've not you the background to do so. Watch the video, since you clearly know nothing?!? of what's in it!

                                      • Vary Olla
                                        Vary Olla  8 hours back

                                        Vaxxed = pseudo-scientific "documentary" created by known anti-vaxxers with a history of misrepresentation of the science.  Wakefield was drummed out of the medical field for making dubious claims about vaccines and autism and then seeking to potentially profit from those claims. 

                                        Meanwhile it was produced by an individual who also runs an anti-vaxxer group which has as it's president an individual who likewise represents a Foundation which funds anti-vaccine claims.  Meanwhile people in the video such as Hooker represent known anti-vaxxer "researchers" who for years have perpetuated dubious pseudo-scientific claims about vaccines.  These people are likewise affiliated with anti-vaccine groups who often fund their supposed "research" and in the case of Hooker have had papers retracted for questionable methodology to arrive at their supposed conclusions.

                                        Moral of the story:  I have no need to watch a video which emanates from known discredited people and which merely parrots pseudo-scientific claims which the anti-vaccine industry - and yes it is indeed an industry by the way - has perpetuated for years now as I am all too familiar as you see with what those claims represent.  As the old saying goes:  _"garbage in ---------> garbage out."_  You need to find more credible sources of information I'm afraid.  Have a nice day.

                                      • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                                        Omer Feldman Yofiël  10 hours back

                                        @Vary Olla thank you for your comments. Can you clarify whether you have in fact watched Vaxxed?

                                      • Vary Olla
                                        Vary Olla  10 hours back

                                        _"watch the case made by the opposition, and draw _*_your own_*_ conclusions."_  = source of all your deductive fallacies Omer.

                                        There is no "your own conclusions".  There is only real science = and then there is pseudo-scientific claims which most often reflect an underlying ideological bias towards vaccination in general.  So you apparently believe - as others often do - that your "opinion" is what matters = afraid not.  What people choose to believe or not in truth matters little as people frequently can and do convince themselves of all kinds of silliness - most often as a result of ignorance of the topic at hand. 

                                        If you do not understand the science = you will be unable to discern between what is credible and what represents facile dubious assertions.  So in actuality the anti-vaccination movement is a good example of Dunning-Kruger Effect.  It's minions mistakenly believe they understand the science behind vaccination - when they so clearly do not - and it is that ignorance which prevents them from forming correct deductions about it.  That condemns them to a vicious cycle of poor deductions which ultimately feed back upon themselves. 

                                        Moral of the story:  belief is easy...................proof on the other hand is difficult.  So it's not what you believe that matters = only what credible evidence if any is behind said belief.  The supposed "evidence" the anti-vaxxers regurgitate online along with their mundane conspiracy theory rationalizations are nonsense I'm afraid.  Have a nice day.

                                      • MrIndecisive
                                        MrIndecisive  11 hours back

                                        Omer Feldman Yofiël i guess there also advertising the end of the universe and making bombs out of black holes then.

                                    • Rage Mgr
                                      Rage Mgr  1 days back

                                      Memory cell is wise.

                                    • Lil’saprel gaming
                                      Lil’saprel gaming  1 days back

                                      Oh so your not an anti-vaxer

                                      • Meme Lord
                                        Meme Lord  18 hours back

                                        yeah watch the video before commmenting

                                    • Lil’saprel gaming
                                      Lil’saprel gaming  1 days back

                                      Shut up anti-vaxer

                                      • Thecatlover 26
                                        Thecatlover 26  15 hours back

                                        Lil’saprel gaming wow did you even watch the vid first

                                    • Haziq Aiman
                                      Haziq Aiman  1 days back

                                      There virus

                                      • Haziq Aiman
                                        Haziq Aiman  6 hours back

                                        @Meme Lord ok

                                      • Meme Lord
                                        Meme Lord  7 hours back

                                        @Haziq Aiman i cant understand you

                                      • Haziq Aiman
                                        Haziq Aiman  7 hours back

                                        You need wash you hans but no virus

                                      • Meme Lord
                                        Meme Lord  7 hours back

                                        @Haziq Aiman but vaccines arent dangerous

                                      • Haziq Aiman
                                        Haziq Aiman  7 hours back

                                        You meet the danger 🎫

                                    • Normally normal Man 38

                                      When you find out your not vaccinated:ahhh PISS Today I’m gonna die piss

                                      • Ryan The Lion
                                        Ryan The Lion  2 days back

                                        You can thank science for this video, I hope you can convince more people that the miracle of modern medicine is worth more than spreading a plague that was ONCE a problem

                                        • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                                          Omer Feldman Yofiël  20 hours back

                                          @The Shinto Railfan whoever made it, made it by agenda. It's well scripted and slick, and you can only tell the inordinate bias if you happen to have seen the case made by the opposition, a case that's not mentioned here or very much anywhere. The video functions like a part of an extremely effective disinformation campaign - and who has both money and motive to carry it out, but for a pharmaceutical firm?

                                        • The Shinto Railfan
                                          The Shinto Railfan  1 days back

                                          Actually, I don't think they paid for this, @Omer Feldman Yofiël.

                                        • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                                          Omer Feldman Yofiël  1 days back

                                          You can thank the pharmaceutical firms that paid for it, actually.

                                      • bmn236
                                        bmn236  2 days back

                                        I sneezed on a anti axel and they actually just turned to dust, please help me what do I do?

                                        • Toaster my Boaster
                                          Toaster my Boaster  2 days back

                                          1:47
                                          So it’s basically a cell with PTSD from war..
                                          **Vietnam flashbacks hit**

                                          • XxAce_playzXx gacha
                                            XxAce_playzXx gacha  2 days back

                                            Is influenza dangerous

                                            • MrIndecisive
                                              MrIndecisive  11 hours back

                                              Omer Feldman Yofiël 54700 died this year cuz of it.

                                            • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                                              Omer Feldman Yofiël  20 hours back

                                              @Corey Playz so do morons, but my immune system hasn't been impressed by the latest versions....

                                            • Corey Playz
                                              Corey Playz  1 days back

                                              Omer Feldman Yofiël The flu mutates every year...

                                            • Omer Feldman Yofiël
                                              Omer Feldman Yofiël  1 days back

                                              Only if you have a serious case of malnutrition, or unusually poor circulation, or another immuno-compromising condition, such as infancy, aids, or advanced old age. Otherwise, you'll probably not even catch it.

                                            • Just a Guy
                                              Just a Guy  2 days back

                                              Yes, It can be

                                          • The Pink Slime
                                            The Pink Slime  2 days back

                                            this is one of the single best videos I have ever watched.

                                            • error ninja101
                                              error ninja101  2 days back

                                              i have been vaccinated before and the thing my dad does is after every shot we go home and put ginger on that spot so that if the pharmaceutical companies decide to make a vaccine that DOES do more harm than good all the bad stuff is sucked out of our body leaving only the good stuff inside and yes it does help but is more of a just in case trap card

                                              • Meme Lord
                                                Meme Lord  18 hours back

                                                i think your dad did that to calm you down

                                              • B E A N O S
                                                B E A N O S  1 days back

                                                That not how it works

                                              • Just a Guy
                                                Just a Guy  2 days back

                                                That’s not how it works. That not how it works at all.

                                              • eeeaten
                                                eeeaten  2 days back

                                                error ninja101 XD what do you think the ginger does?

                                            • Jason Schwarzman
                                              Jason Schwarzman  2 days back

                                              I wish you guys would change the thumbnail... Seeing an adorable baby cry makes me upset