Sin duda, las vacunas son uno de los más grandes triunfos de la medicina moderna. La viruela fue el flagelo más letal en la historia humana, responsable de 300 a 500 millones de muertes solo en el Siglo XX, cuando ya estaba desapareciendo. Gracias a las vacunas, la viruela ha… read more "Revolviendo el contenedor de basura del VAERS La realidad es la mejor medicina"
Diving into the VAERS Dumpster: Fake News about Vaccine Injuries
Vaccines are unquestionably one of the greatest triumphs of modern medicine. Smallpox was the deadliest scourge in human history. It was responsible for 300-500 million deaths in the 20thcentury alone, when it was already on its way out. Thanks to vaccines, smallpox has been completely eradicated. And now polio is… read more "Diving into the VAERS Dumpster: Fake News about Vaccine Injuries"
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Vaccination
I recently came across Round the Red Lamp, a delightful volume of medical-themed short stories and other medical writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a medical doctor and the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Among its many treasures are two of his letters that were printed in newspapers in 1887 on… read more "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Vaccination"
Another Anti-Vaccine Book
I was asked to review the book Make an Informed Vaccine Decision for the Health of Your Child by Mayer Eisenstein with Neil Z. Miller. Fortunately my public library had it so I didn’t have to buy a copy. Reading it was a painful déjà vu experience. I can honestly… read more "Another Anti-Vaccine Book"
The Anti-Vax Movement and Swine Flu
As we discussed in the Anti-Anti-Vax Panel at TAM7, scientifically illiterate activists are endangering our public health. Now they have a new target: the fast-track program to develop a swine flu vaccine in time to prevent a possible pandemic. A correspondent in the Netherlands wrote me, forwarding this article a… read more "The Anti-Vax Movement and Swine Flu"