The Dark Side of Vaccines

The less publicized story of vaccine safety and efficacy
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (55 ratings)
1,870 students
The Dark Side of Vaccines
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (55 ratings)
1,870 students
Make better informed decisions regarding vaccination.


  • No previous knowledge or tools are required for this course.

There are two sides to the story of vaccines. The predominant story told to us by government institutions and the mass media is that "vaccines are safe and effective." But are we really being told the whole story? In this course, we'll peel back the curtain and peer into the shadows as we examine vaccine safety and efficacy from a critical perspective.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in learning more about vaccines, especially from a critical perspective.
10 sections • 57 lectures • 59m total length
  • Disclaimer
  • Welcome to the Course
  • A Story with Two Sides
  • A Hundred Year Debate
  • The Importance of History
  • Fact Check (references + links)
  • The Cutter Incident
  • Simian Virus 40
  • The Swine Flu Vaccine
  • The RotaShield Vaccine
  • Pandemrix
  • Porcine Circovirus
  • Fact Check (references + links)
  • Further Study: The 1976 Swine Flu
  • Smallpox Vaccine --> AIDS Epidemic
  • Flu Vaccine --> Respiratory Infections
  • DTP Vaccine --> Mortality in Children
  • Fact Check (references + links)
  • The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
  • Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
  • Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
  • What are the Odds?
  • Unavoidably Unsafe
  • Correction: Supreme Court Didn't Deem Vaccines Unavoidably Unsafe, Congress Did
  • Fact Check (references + links)
  • Measles Vaccine Efficacy
  • Measles Mortality
  • Measles: Past & Present
  • Flu Vaccine Efficacy
  • Flu Shots During Pregnancy: Anecdotal Evidence
  • Duration of Vaccine Protection
  • Fact Check (references + links)
  • Further Study: Measles
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Mumps Vaccine Fraud
  • MMR-Autism Fraud
  • HPV Vaccine Safety Testing Concerns
  • Presentation: Pharmaceutical Fraud
  • Fact Check (references + links)
  • Further Study: HPV
  • Mercury
  • Mercury: Brain Neuron Degeneration
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum: Mice Experiment
  • Autism
  • Let the Science Speak
  • Dr. Bernadine Healy
  • Fact Check (references + link)
  • Further Study: Aluminum Adjuvants
  • Herd Immunity in the Vaccine Era
  • Further Study: Herd Immunity
  • The Right to Say 'No'
  • The Profit Motive
  • Fact Check (references + links)
  • The Greatest Enemy of Truth
  • Time for Real Science
  • Bonus Lecture: Support my Work

Luke Yamaguchi
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 71 Reviews
  • 1,958 Students
  • 2 Courses

Luke is an educator dedicated to creating a better world through education and empowerment. Before becoming a functional nutritionist, he taught at several colleges in the Pacific Northwest. Luke has a Master of Arts degree in Japanese pedagogy. In his free time, he enjoys dancing Argentine tango.