Modern software programs allow you to analyze spatial data quite easily, but it may be hard to replicate what you did without a detailed how-to manual and instructions you write as you go. Programming languages such as R and others allow you to write code and comments in that code, so it will be easy to follow what you did and reproduce it time after time.
I’m not what I used to be when it comes to debates on the history and science of vaccines… I’m better.
Life is all about making choices. Some are tough. Some are not. Some are complicated. Some are not. Some have consequences, others encourage you to keep making them. In the end, it’s up to you to grow up and accept what happens.
Seis razones que deberían convencer a cualquier padre de vacunar a sus hijos.
Sometimes, age-specific death counts are hard to come by. Something happened that doesn’t allow you to know how many people died in each age group, but you know the total number of people who died. So how do you account for differences in the age distribution of the population? Glad you asked!
De vez en cuando hay que escribir en español.
When comparing two populations, it is essential that you know if the differences are due to different age distributions. Age can confound a lot of findings, especially if the outcome is strongly influenced by age.
If vaccines are as bad as anti-vaccine people and groups claim that they are, where is the evidence? We’ve seen other diseases and conditions be identified and dealt with. Why not these bad vaccine outcomes? Could it be that it’s not as bad as antivaxxers say it is?
R programming can help with a lot of tasks. In this blog post, I show you how it can help understand and visualize inequities in Baltimore with regards to poverty and violence.
Anecdotes are not data, but they could be canaries in the coal mine that are still worth looking into. If we don’t do due diligence and look into them, what could happen? What could we delay or even miss out on doing?