Opinion | Last month, The Atlantic published an article by Dr. Emily Oster, an economics professor at Brown University, titled “Let’s Declare A Pandemic Amnesty.” In the piece, Oster argues that, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we were plagued by a lack of true knowledge about the best way to react to the virus. Consequently, “almost every position was taken […]
There are a few terms that are commonly used to describe an undesired outcome of a vaccination. Perhaps the most common one is “side effect.” The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines side effect as “a secondary and usually adverse effect (as of a drug)”—as in “toxic side effects—called also side reaction.”1 MedicineNet defines an “adverse effect” as, “A harmful or […]
I’ve said it before and will say it again. We all need to work together to call people out when they toss around the term “anti-science” or when they claim they “believe in the science.” For too long, we have accepted the misapplication of this anti-science term instead of rightly questioning those throwing it around. Employees in the health field (licensed doctors, nurses…
On February 10, 2015, The New York Times published an Op-Ed piece by Dr. Paul Offit titled “What Would Jesus Do About Measles?.” The thrust of the article holds that allowing parents to choose not to vaccinate their children against measles on the basis of religious belief would be akin to child abuse, and thus would be something Jesus of Nazareth would’ve disdained.