Polio Eradication by 2018: A Pipe Dream

The organized effort to eradicate polio from the world began in 1988 as part of The Global Polio Eradication Initiative…

The Salk Polio Vaccine “Tragedy”

History is a powerful thing. If you accurately tell the story of an event that occurred, you get one picture,…

A Wider Angle on Vaccines and Immunity

A Wider Angle on Vaccines and Immunity

My husband and I indulged in a little prenatal uber-parenting when I was pregnant with our first child, and we…

The Toxic Logic of Water and Applesauce

The Toxic Logic of Water and Applesauce

Helmut R. R. Wakeham, PhD (chemistry) was chief scientist and director of research and development at Philip Morris tobacco company…

NIH Research: Flu Shots Not Effective in Elderly

An important and definitive “mainstream” government study done nearly a decade ago got little attention because the science came down…