Category Archives: Vaccination

The GOP Has Become a Death Cult: The Ohio Vaccination Edition

One point I’ve made over the years is, if you really want to know what Republicans think, look at state and local Republicans, not the national ones, who are usually more polished. From Ohio (boldface mine): Republicans in the state … Continue reading

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Vaccine Hesitancy Among the Politically Unaffiliated

Or perhaps it should be called ‘hesitancy.’ This, by Harry Enten, is going to sound depressingly familiar to anyone who has tried to get people to vote (boldface mine): A look at the data reveals that the vaccine hesitant group, … Continue reading

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Rethinking Our Vaccine Distribution System

I won’t pretend I got this right ahead of time, other than a sort of generic ‘recognize get vaccinated will be harder for some people than others’, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that, in the U.S., our distribution system for … Continue reading

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Friday, Friday, Gotta Get…

…VACCINATED on Friday. That’s all I got. I’m a little preoccupied, so I’ll leave you with this:

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Buttigieg, Vaccines, And The Typical New Democratic Response

Tuesday, when asked by Buzzfeed about Buttigieg’s stance on vaccination, his campaign responded with an answer that went over like a lead balloon (boldface mine): “The law of the land for more than a century has been that states may … Continue reading

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Something Genomics Does Need To Confront: Anti-Vaxxers

Last week, a Canadian arbitrator ruled in favor of a parent who wanted to prevent the vaccination of her kids (the father had gone to court to get the kids vaccinated). This from the article leapt out of me (boldface … Continue reading

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Vaccination And Today’s Republican Party

We can, once and for all, put to rest the falsehood that anti-vaccination beliefs have a left-wing bias. From the great state of Texas (boldface mine): Texas state Representative Bill Zedler doesn’t understand the fuss over the resurgence of infectious … Continue reading

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Tennessee’s Republican Anti-Vaxxer: Republicans Need To Fix This

Last week, it was revealed that Tennessee Republican Congressman-Elect Mark Green is a full-blown vaccination conspiracist. While he’s sort of walked it back, he did so in the ways that most anti-vaxxers do, as Orac details. In other words, there’s … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccination Helps

A lot (boldface mine): These high hospitalization rates equated with a substantial influenza burden of illness during the 2016–2017 season with an estimated 30.9 million people getting sick with influenza, 14.5 million going to a health care provider for influenza, … Continue reading

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If You Ever Wonder Why Doctors And Scientists Get Shouty About Vaccination

Here’s why (boldface mine): Ms. Rogers had been sick for five days. Because she used an inhaler, Dr. Greenberg offered her a prescription for Tamiflu, even though it normally is effective only within the first two days of infection. Ms. … Continue reading

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