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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

No Surprise: Pneumonia Vaccine does not protect against pneumonia

Pneumococcal Vaccine Does Not Appear To Protect Against Pneumonia

ScienceDaily (2009-01-07) -- Commonly used pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines do not appear to be effective for preventing pneumonia, found a new study by a team of researchers from Switzerland and the United Kingdom. ... > read full article

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Meta-analysis is the worst possible type of survey. They take multiple studies with many methodological designs, often disparate, and attempt to make some sort of sense out of them. Poor studies are lumped with good studies. Any conclusion is only as good as the weakest study in the group. Also... A particularly damning statement:

"Dr. Ross Andrews and coauthor from the Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia state that the researchers' conclusions exceed the evidence presented."