Category Archives: Vaccination

No, Anti-Vaccinationism Is Still Not a Left-Wing Cause

I’m glad to see Chris Mooney is mending his ways, as shown by this recent post (boldface mine): Here, the undeniable reality is that childhood vaccines are safe and do not cause autism. So do liberals deny this fact more … Continue reading

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NIH and Ebola

No, the bear didn’t have Ebola. But this came across the transom from NIH this week: The NIH is playing several important roles in dealing with this very serious situation. For decades, intramural and extramural researchers supported by NIH’s National … Continue reading

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Yes, Vaccine Denialism Has a Slight Rightwing Bias–And Now It’s GOP Approved

By way of PZ Myers, we read that the Texas Republican Party Platform contains the following: All adult citizens should have the legal right to conscientiously choose which vaccines are administered to themselves, or their minor children, without penalty for … Continue reading

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Vaccination Still Has a Slight Right-Wing Bias: The Dan Kahan Edition

I’ve been one of the few people (perhaps the only one) who has noticed that, when you look at data, the popular misconception that anti-vaccinationism is not a left-wing phenomenon; in fact, it has a slight right-wing bias. Dan Kahan … Continue reading

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Yes, Vaccination Still Has a Slight Right-Wing Bias

I guess today’s theme is “that creationist charter school in Texas.” Anyway, here’s an interesting tidbit from that article: Responsive Ed’s butchering of evolution isn’t the only part of its science curriculum that deserves an F; it also misinforms students … Continue reading

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Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Anti-Vitamin K-ers

When I started reading this article about the increasing number of parents who don’t want to give their newborns a vitamin K shot (this greatly reduces the chance of hemorrhaging from vitamin K deficiency bleeding), I said to myself, “Damn, … Continue reading

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One Small Cost of the Shutdown: The Arbovirus Edition

Well, it’s probably not small to this scientist, and possibly for the rest of us: We don’t have any federal grants, but I am a scientist with a small vaccine R&D start up. We were slated to have a meeting … Continue reading

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