Anti-vaccers are rejoicing after PubMed Lite was officially announced today and will be launched shortly. PubMed is full of various medical and scientific articles and is often used by anti-vaccers. However, they more often than not are unable to understand the content of said articles. This is where PubMed Lite comes in.
“We are hoping that anti-vaccine and anti-science advocates will be able to avail of PubMed just as well as academics,” said Dr. David Jorski of PubMed. “The Lite version will use a much simpler vocabulary and will trim down longer articles to just the basic facts.”
For example, one study in PubMed titled “Increasing exposure to antibody-stimulating proteins and polysaccharides in vaccines is not associated with risk of autism” from the Journal of Pediatrics, will appear in PubMed Lite as “The stuff in vaccines doesn’t cause autism. Seriously. It really doesn’t.”
PubMed is hoping to have the new version up and running in time for flu season so that anti-vaccers can scan the literature for articles about the flu vaccine and how bad it is.
“I’m really happy about this. I have spent hours on PubMed trying to find something that shows vaccines are poison,” said mom of 2, Sheryl Quigley. “I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve shared an article which I thought proved my point, only to find out afterwards it actually showed vaccines were safe.”