DDT and the Rise and Fall of Polio

DDT and the Rise and Fall of Polio

I love watching old black and white newsreels from the first half of the 20th century. It's a fascinating period…

The Nascent Conversation on Vaccines

The Nascent Conversation on Vaccines

The most common refrain you hear from many members of the government, medical profession, media and pharmaceutical industry who believe…

The Misunderstood Theory of Herd Immunity

The Misunderstood Theory of Herd Immunity

Because of the recent outbreaks of measles in the United States and the re-energized public debate about vaccines and vaccination…

The Myth of Measles Eradication

The Myth of Measles Eradication

There’s a popular refrain that goes like this: “Measles was declared eradicated in the United States in 2000, but it…