Local anti-vaccer Marcia Quigley had a go of using PubMed to help get some evidence of the harmful side effects of vaccines. She ended up having a lot of difficulty.
“I always hear these pro-vaccine, pro-science types going on about peer-reviewed this and that” explained Quigley. “So I thought I would give it a go myself. It turned out to be a lot harder than I thought.”
Quigley found out right away that unfortunately there are not many articles which “expose” vaccines as the true dangers she and other anti-vaccine cult members believe them to be.
“One of the biggest problems I found was that even if the title of an article sounds like it is against vaccines, sometimes it turns out if you read the whole paper it is actually a pro-vaccine article” said Quigley. “I think Big Pharma must do that on purpose to try and trick us.”
As is standard protocol for the anti-vaccine camp, Quigley quickly assumed that PubMed was bought and paid for by Big Pharma and any study found therein is invalid.
“This is another classic case of everything that goes against what I already believe to be true, must be part of the conspiracy. I think for the sake of the truth and for my sanity I’ll just stick with good old fashioned anecdotes. They have always been the mainstay of all the anti-vaccine maverick doctors like Drs. Mercola and Tenpenny” stated Quigley.
Quigley is reportedly planning a start-up company called PubDed, an archive and database of anti-vaccine anecdotes, which would rival PubMed.