Polio-like Guillain-Barré Syndrome on the Rise in Peru

Polio-like Guillain-Barré Syndrome on the Rise in Peru

The government of Peru declared a 90-day health emergency earlier this month following an outbreak of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) that has killed at least four people in the country. According to the Institute of Neurological Sciences (INCN) in Lima, Peru, the emergency was declared because the cases “have unusual and atypical characteristics that require rapid […]

Half of America’s Kids Suffer from Chronic Illness and It’s Getting Worse

Half of America’s Kids Suffer from Chronic Illness and It’s Getting Worse

It is hard to imagine a country where half of the children born will be diagnosed with autism. Yet, that is the scenario that senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) thinks the United States may face in 2025. I wrote about this in my last article in The […]

Anti-Vaxxers are Dangerous and Should Be Arrested?

Anti-Vaxxers are Dangerous and Should Be Arrested?

Opinion | You may have noticed a recent article in The Washington Post by Juliette N. Kayyem entitled “Anti-vaxxers are dangerous. Make them face isolation, fines, arrests.”1 My initial reaction was the article must have been written by a moron. However, my opinion changed when I discovered the author, Ms. Kayyem, who graduated from Harvard […]

Texas Legislator Calls Out Dr. Hotez for Attacking Parental Rights

Texas Legislator Calls Out Dr. Hotez for Attacking Parental Rights

On May 7, 2019, there was a short exchange of tweets on Twitter between pediatrician Peter Hotez, MD, PhD and Rep. Jonathan Strickland of the Texas House of Representatives. Dr. Hotez wrote: New exemption numbers tell much of the story. I’ll tell the rest: Children of have been placed in harm’s way for the financial […]

Another MMR Failure With Mumps Outbreak in Florida

Another MMR Failure With Mumps Outbreak in Florida

An outbreak of mumps in 12 fully vaccinated students attending University of Florida, Gainesville campus had county health officials scratching their heads at the end of May. According to one media report, an Alachua County Health Department spokesperson said, “These things do happen. It’s a phenomenon that’s not completely understood,” and reassured students and the […]

Measles Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Measles Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Following is a short summary of a longer special report “What Is Going On With Measles? The Science and Politics of Eradicating Measles” that can be read on NVIC’s website here. This year, the fear mongering about measles has reached epidemic proportions in America. A day doesn’t go by without media outlets publishing angry articles […]

FDA Approves Medical Device to Treat Children With ADHD

FDA Approves Medical Device to Treat Children With ADHD

Story Highlights The FDA recently approved a medical device known as called Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation System (eTNS) for treating children diagnosed with ADHD. The methodology of the clinical trial used to test the safety and efficacy of the electrical nerve stimulation device was flawed, which has raised concerns about safety. There are glaring […]

How Come the “Settled Science” People Keep Moving the Goalposts?

How Come the “Settled Science” People Keep Moving the Goalposts?

How often have you read or heard, “Vaccine science is settled”? The mantra is repeated so often by physicians, public health officials, the media and legislators that it’s hard to argue with it. But the reality is that science is never settled, because it’s a process, not an endpoint. It’s an evolutionary endeavor, and so […]

Viruses May Be Harmful, Helpful, or Passengers

Viruses May Be Harmful, Helpful, or Passengers

One of the best estimates we have for the average total number of cells in the human body is 37.2 trillion. It sounds like a lot, until you consider that the average number of microbes in an adult human is estimated at 20 times the number of cells in the body. That would equal approximately 744 trillion microorganisms. In other words, we humans are vastly more microbial than cellular in nature. Each of us is, essentially, one giant germ.