I am up-to-date on all of my adult vaccines. This article reviews those vaccines and what they prevent. I practice what I preach.
Shingles, a reactivated form of the chickenpox virus, is a painful rash that afflicts many people decades after the initial chickenpox infection. Now, we have data that shingles increase heart attacks (myocardial infarction) and strokes. This is more evidence that… Read More »Shingles increase heart attacks – time for the vaccine
When I was a child, I contracted chickenpox, a disease many dismiss as not dangerous. Unfortunately, I nearly died of the disease
The varicella vaccine has had over 25 years of success in preventing chickenpox, a disease that killed 145 children per year pre-vaccine.
And here we go again with more anti-vaccine nonsense from Del Bigtree‘s Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) – now, it’s the VARIVAX chickenpox vaccine. And, of course, there’s nothing that ICAN claimed that is accurate or worrisome about the chickenpox vaccine.
VARIVAX is a well-studied vaccine that is both demonstrably safe and demonstrably effective. However, Bigtree and ICAN always think they have some amazing catch that shows that vaccines are bad. And they are never right, so that’s why we have to spend time taking it down.
Let’s see what they have to say, but first a little bit about chickenpox.Read More »VARIVAX chickenpox vaccine — falsely attacked by Del Bigtree and ICAN