Tag: Opinions

I get hate mail

You might think that I’ve made an effort to keep my email (or other ways of getting a hold of me beyond commenting on this blog or tweeting at me) a secret. I haven’t. If you look hard enough and know my full name, then you should have no problem figuring it out. Other times, I email people to ask…

So what am I?

I really don’t understand people sometimes. Check that… I really don’t understand people most of the time. I specially don’t understand the need for labels. Yes, I label people at times, mostly “antivaxxers.” But I label them because that’s what they are. If they are against vaccines, then they’re “antivaxxers,” plain and simple. I stay away from labels like “idiots”…

The political spectrum

The political spectrum is just that, a spectrum. People’s political opinions exist on that spectrum, and those opinions can change. Mine have…

Mental models and getting things done

When I first started working at the health department, one of my first tasks was to bring the influenza surveillance system up to speed. It used to rely on reports from a few physicians here and there, lab reports from the state lab, results from outbreak investigations, and investigations of child deaths associated with influenza. That was it. My work…