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"Have you ever heard someone say, “You have your facts, and I have mine?” In this time of “alternative facts,” it is easy to forget that scientific facts can’t simply be chosen based on convenience or beliefs. Even more difficult, is sorting through a series of statements to ascertain what the facts actually are. Sadly, the result is that myths, or false ideas, can be considered as truths. In many cases, the arguments that support myths are based on fallacies. Fallacies are errors in reasoning that make an argument unsound. In the case of vaccines, fallacies have been used to intentionally mislead parents seeking information to make sound decisions for their children and families. This sheet describes some common types of fallacies as well as examples of how they have been used to argue that vaccines are not safe". - Logical Fallacies and Vaccines

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