The Rorschach Test of anti-vaccine beliefs

You have probably heard by now about a documentary spliced together by known anti-vaccine fraud Andrew Wakefield. I write that it was "spliced together" because so much of it is non-linear. There's no introduction, thesis statement, and supporting facts. It's all a hodge podge of talking heads, testimonials, spliced sampling of a recorded conversation of [...]

Autism awareness? No. Action!

The professor of the health communications class where I am a teaching assistant is very adamant about "awareness" campaigns. He says that, sure, people can be aware of something, but we in public health are not here to make them aware. We're here to make them act on whatever the media, the government, their friends, [...]