Category Archives: Vaccination

A Smart Vaccination Policy in Maryland

One of the mysterious things about vaccine exemptions is the religious exemption, since most religions don’t have any particular problem with vaccination in general (Christian Scientists and some Dutch Reformed do, along with anti-abortion advocates who oppose vaccines derived from … Continue reading

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All of Anti-Vaccination Gall Can Be Divided Into Three Parts

Given the way both the internet and our political discourse works, by next week, we’ll probably have forgotten all about the (lack of) vaccination problem, so I’ll post this today. I’m not convinced that we can convince most anti-vaxxers to … Continue reading

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The Clinical Significance of Measles: A Review

This was in the queue, and seems relevant giving at least one conservative pundit’s claim that measles isn’t “that big of a deal“. That’s the rather anodyne title of this article (open access) that describes the effects of measles infections … Continue reading

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A Cool Vaccination-Related Game

I can’t remember where exactly, but the Twitterz pointed me towards this very addictive game that also gives a nice, hands-on demonstration of how herd immunity works. You will spend more time than you should playing this….

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The Horrifying Irony of Anti-Abortionists Who Oppose the MMR Vaccine

While I’ve discussed this before, the opposition of anti-abortionists to the MMR vaccine–specifically the “R” component that protects against rubella–seems topical, especially since some prominent Republican politicians, to their everlasting shame, are playing footsie with anti-vaccinationism (boldface mine): As the … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Vaccination, The Kids Are Not Alright

Too often, younger adults are incorrectly faulted for doing things wrong (e.g., they’re actually doing better than their parents did academically). But, as a recent YouGov poll shows, when it comes to vaccination, younger adults really need to pull their … Continue reading

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Efficacy and Measles

In the wake of the New York Times article about vaccination and the ongoing measles outbreak, no one seems to be discussing the efficacy problem. I’m not referring to the herd immunity issue–which is a serious problem (boldface mine): You … Continue reading

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