Links 2/20/12

Links for you. Science:

A new sequencing technology enters the ring: SHTseq(TM)
A tale of two analysts
Divided Auckland: Overcrowding a hotbed for infections
More Doctors ‘Fire’ Vaccine Refusers: Families Who Reject Inoculations Told to Find a New Physician; Contagion in Waiting Room Is a Fear
Wright is wrong about sociology as well as basketball

Other:

Teachers Are Scapegoats In Malloy’s School Reform
Ayn Rand Was an Illegal Immigrant
For-Profit Higher Ed and the Occupy Movement
Is MIT as compromised as other right-wing-funded colleges and universities? (while the Sloan angle is tenuous, I was unaware that MIT has a global warming denialist on its staff)
Jeremy Lin! Why the Knicks’ New Star Is Not the New Tebow
Think Again: Is America Getting More Conservative? (Richard Florida is very persuasive and usually wrong)
CNN’s Dana Loesch Equates Mandatory Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound to Having Sex
Payroll tax cut undermines Social Security’s security
Being Progressive Shouldn’t Be Hazardous to Your Health: Here’s How to Avoid Our Culture of Overwork (this is a problem with any non-profit; they are often very inconsiderate of their own workers)
Congress Doesn’t ‘Really’ Care What Women Think About Birth Control
Washington Needs to Call a Doctor
GOP gets medieval on our ass
Forcing Doctors to Perform Unnecessary Medical Procedures is Unethical and Unlawful
The Top 1% Must Stop Insisting They’re Not Rich Right This Instant
What’s To Be Done About The Lower Classes

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One Response to Links 2/20/12

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Ms. Felice received a letter from her pediatrician a few years ago stating that because the family chose not to vaccinate, it needed to find another doctor. She called four or five other practices but none would agree to an appointment after she told them she was opposed to vaccines. The family ended up with an elderly family doctor who said he had “seen it all” and was willing to treat the children if they got sick, Ms. Felice said.
    “A doctor should feel obligated to discuss [potential vaccine] risks with any parent who wants to discuss them,” said Ms. Felice.

    Oh, did she want to discuss them? I had the impression she had already made up her mind, since she passed up 5 physicians to find one who could tolerate her views.

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