I’ve written a lot about the scientific consensus, which is the collective opinion and judgement of scientists in a particular field of study. This consensus implies general agreement, and disagreement is limited (sometimes from individuals who are not experts in the field)… Read More »Poll–choose your favorite scientific consensus
Professor Dorit Reiss has written another wonderful article here clarifying that there really is a lack of conflict between so-called “informed consent” and public health mandates to keep citizens (especially children) safe from infectious diseases. It could not be clearer… Read More »Poll–Mandatory vaccination and informed consent
I just wrote a typical Skeptical Raptor screed against vaccine deniers who are supposed to be protecting patients. What do you think?
I just wrote a couple of articles about the HPV vaccine (known as Gardasil and Silgard, while a bivalent form is known a Cervarix)–one discussing risky sexual behavior after receiving the vaccines, and the other discussing the new Gardasil-9, which… Read More »Poll: your opinions about the new anti-cancer Gardasil-9 vaccine
There is substantial scientific evidence that the flu immunization is both very safe and very effective. Unless you follow the ramblings of a non-immunologist, non-virologist, non-epidemiologist, non-scientist, Peter Doshi who has published outright fabrications about the safety and effectiveness of the… Read More »Did you get your flu vaccination?–2014 version
There are actually more worrisome public health issues than Ebola. What worries you?
It’s that time of the year. It’s time to get your seasonal flu vaccine, so will you get it? Will you make your significant other get it? Will you take your children to the pediatrician to get it? Or… Read More »Poll–Will you and family members get the flu vaccine?
In Dorit Reiss’ critical analysis of the legal tools that could be employed to improve vaccination uptake, she outlined six different legal strategies that could be employed. Do you have a favorite? Do you think one might actually work to increase… Read More »Poll: your preferred legal tool for vaccination
Until recently, I didn’t think there was much of an issue about patients or parents paying for vaccines. My perspective is certainly USA-based, but it would be interesting to see how people are paying for their vaccines. … Read More »Poll: how do you pay for your immunizations?