Another week, another online and anonymous accusation that I am a “vax shill.” The term means that I am somehow getting money or some other form of material benefit from defending vaccine science. Some weird dude from Pennsylvania would like to take credit for creating that label, but these accusations have been around since the days […]
No more FluMist vaccine for flu this coming flu season. What are the implications? Many.
You have probably heard by now about a documentary spliced together by known anti-vaccine fraud Andrew Wakefield. I write that it was “spliced together” because so much of it is non-linear. There’s no introduction, thesis statement, and supporting facts. It’s all a hodge podge of talking heads, testimonials, spliced sampling of a recorded conversation of […]
If antivaxxers didn’t like me before, they are probably going to hate me. It’s okay though. I’m a big boy. I can take it. Anyway, I had the privilege of collaborating with Dorit Reiss on a paper about mandates that require health care workers to be immunized against influenza. I wrote the parts about influenza disease […]