Anti-vaxxers are spreading a new rumor, and so, here I am, screaming in the wilderness to see if anyone is paying attention. The new rumor is -- as you may have guessed from my clever title to this blog post -- that vaccines cause autism SIDS. SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is a syndrome in [...]
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 you look at those data, [...]
I'm not what I used to be when it comes to debates on the history and science of vaccines... I'm better.
A new study from Denmark shows that 1% of the children studied were diagnosed as autistic. Does that mean that the prevalence of autism in Denmark is lower than that of the United States (2.7%)? Nope. Not by a long shot.
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.
I won't bore you with the details because the video is quite good on its own. Basically, NJ legislators in a committee voted to advance a bill for a vote. The bill would require parents seeking a vaccine exemption for attending school to do one of several things. They can get a physician to write [...]
It's that time of the year again, when the influenza vaccine is recommended for the public and both public and private organizations spread the message of the vaccine's benefits. They tell us that it is needed, why, where we can get one, and some of them even manage to throw in a sad story or [...]
Don't you love it when people who don't know better think that they know better, and then they end up making fools of themselves? There is a particularly interesting anti-vaccine man by the name of Brian S. Hooker. He has a doctorate in biochemical engineering, according to his Wikipedia page. Maybe you remember BS Hooker [...]
I think I need to start this blog post by clarifying something that several people have failed to understand when reading what I write or listening to me talk about the so-called "vaccine-autism connection." I don't have any children, so I don't know what it is like to be a parent. My parent-like experiences range [...]