I have to work tomorrow, early, so this is going to be quick. I saw a news article about a couple from Connecticut who are suing in state court because the department of health is publishing information on vaccine exemptions. The health department data can be accessed here: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Immunizations/School-Survey If […]
I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a radio talk show about measles and the resurgence of it and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
When they tell you that vaccines don’t work, do some math.
From Reuters: “A measles outbreak in the copper-mining Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 315 people and infected at least 20,000, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Hundreds more deaths have likely not been documented due to difficulties accessing remote areas, The U.N. Office for the […]
I apologize for the audio quality at some points. I was driving, and it’s obvious that I have a wire throwing out some interference someplace. Almost 18 minutes of me telling you what I think about the measles outbreak and about me calling a radio station to kind of influence […]
Measles is back, and it’s worse than it has been in 20 years, in terms of the number of cases reported in the first five months of the year. The causes for this are many. Anti-vaccine messages are not helping, and neither is the fact that the world is becoming smaller.
Measles used to be a “right of passage” for children in the United States, but 1 in 1,000, or so, would come down with a very serious complication, or even die. That all changed with the introduction of the MMR vaccine in the 1960s, so much so that measles was declared eliminated from North America. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
[row][span size=’5′]A lot of bad things have come together in Pakistan to produce an outbreak of measles that is incredible in its scope and size. According to news reports, there have been almost 12,000 cases reported in the Punjab region of Pakistan over the last 5 months. That’s 2,400 cases […]
I’ve been playing with some coding and some mapping, and a great WordPress plug-in to put it all together, and I’m working on some maps to display news about measles. You can see the page (still in progress) here. It’s all a variation of this map that I kept for […]