Merck Fraud Case Raises MMR Efficacy Questions

The measles outbreak in the United States this year has fueled fear within the public and among legislators throughout the country intent on eliminating or severely restricting the right to informed consent by people who have questions about the efficacy, safety, and scheduling of certain vaccines. Referring to the outbreak, the director of CDC’s National Center…

Scapegoating Anti-Vaxxers for the Mumps Outbreaks: How Predictable

Scapegoating Anti-Vaxxers for the Mumps Outbreaks: How Predictable

Wanna see an example of superbly unscientific, unreferenced, and ridiculously biased opinion writing? Take a look at Steven Salzburg’s piece in Forbes magazine titled “Anti-Vax Movement To Blame For Quadrupling Of Mumps Cases This Year”. It’s a doozy, particularly given that Salzburg himself (in the comment section)…

This Herd Mentality is for the Birds

This Herd Mentality is for the Birds

Many of you have heard about the so-called “herd immunity” theory of immunity.1 Forget it. It’s a myth. Yes, I know, what about all those doctors, scientists and public health officials that are constantly parroting the theory on television, radio and printed media? Well, they’re wrong. It’s not the first time the “experts” have gotten it wrong and it won’t be the last. Remember cigarettes?