A friend of mine pointed out to me that I had written a blog post referencing "The Child" back in 2012. In fact, my wife and I talked about The Child as far back as I can remember being with her. (That's something I didn't do with other girlfriends, by the way.) We started off [...]
There's this person, we'll call her "Ginny,"* who is an ardently anti-vaccine. She has multiple blogs, multiple social media accounts, participates in protests (traveling far and wide, money for the family be damned), and even thinks she leads a political party. Ginny has no medical or scientific training, per se. The closest she's gotten is [...]
I've always been impressed by the cognitive dissonance exhibited by many in the anti-vaccine community. But it wasn't until this election cycle thatI comes to understand exactly what they're doing and why they're doing it. When I see Donald Trump, a sweat stain that just wont come off your favorite country, tell a lie and [...]
Do you remember Robert F. Kennedy? I don't. I was born way after his assassination in the 1960s. The only reason I know who he was is because I studied history and learned that he was the brother of President John F. Kennedy, serving as the US Attorney General in that and the subsequent administration, [...]
NOTE: This blog post was written on December 28, 2014. A few days ago, I told you about all the awesome people I've met and will meet in my path through life. Unfortunately, because of my professions (first as a lab tech, then as an epidemiologist) and because of my current work towards a Doctor [...]
Some of you may know that I am a strong advocate for the use of vaccinations and for the countering of lies and misinformation against vaccines. Some people out there have been spreading misinformation. One of them got taken to task.