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Medical jargon soup: An anti-vaccine tactic

This morning I was pointed in the direction of a post on the Washington Times’ community pages titled “Vaccination is not immunity.” I knew it was going to be bad, but I didn’t realize just how bad until I started … Continue reading

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The worst anti-vaccine argument *ever* (and that’s saying a lot)

By this point, I’ve spent years reading about vaccines and vaccine opposition, so I’ve seen a great many of the arguments against childhood and adult vaccination. There are a few legitimate concerns, a great many ridiculous and irrational concerns, and … Continue reading

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Help! The anti-vaxxers have broken into the Strategic National Stupid Reserve!

Lest you think my title is overwrought, I present exhibit A: Post-Gardasil Syndrome: The new name for the spectrum of of side effects following HPV vaccination. There is so much bad logic and misinformation in this article that I’m afraid … Continue reading

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HepB vaccine: Why so early?

If you’ve read pretty much anything I’ve written, you’ll know that I’m—shall we say—a tad pro-vaccine. I read about vaccines, I talk about vaccines, and I write about vaccines. But even I’ve had tremendous difficulty finding an explanation for why … Continue reading

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