The perfect comeback: a vaccine story

The counter argument

You know how you beat yourself up about not having the perfect comeback to someone who has just criticized or insulted you? How you then hyper-focus on what you would have said but by the time you come up with something that would blow the other person’s socks off, the moment has passed? Well, this … Read more

Blowing the whistle on anti-vax false claims – Part 2

Common anti-vax tropes

Well, hello again! So glad to see you back. Today we are continuing to tackle the misleading information that is seen on the signs in the photo above. Because of the volume of nonsense seen in this photo, I’ve had to split this blogpost into several different parts. Welcome to Part 2 of “Blowing the … Read more

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: #ShowUsYourShot

What if… Since a picture is worth 1,000 words, what if we saw more pictures on-line of children and families willingly being vaccinated? What if the first image that came to mind when thinking about vaccination was happy, strong, healthy children protecting themselves and their communities – not children screaming and being forcibly restrained? What … Read more

Should doctors dismiss patients for not vaccinating?

should-doctors-dismiss-patients-for-not-vaccinating

If ever there was a hot button issue in medicine, dismissal of patients for not vaccinating is it. I fully expect to generate some heated debate with this blogpost. This is a highly controversial topic for those of us providing vaccines and caring for high risk patients. Both sides have valid arguments and, I’m sorry, … Read more

Do adults need a measles vaccine? Maybe.

measles vaccines for adults

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that there’s a measles epidemic brewing in the United States. As of April 26th, 704 cases of measles have been documented in 22 states across the country. This is the largest number we’ve seen since 2000, when measles was declared no longer endemic in the … Read more

F-bombs, B-words, and other things you probably shouldn’t say when trying to win someone to your side of an argument

“Bulls&%#. You really need to get a f@#$!#% clue. The CDC is nothing but a front for big pharma. The flu shot has never been tested in human studies. The strains are guesswork, and get this thru your f@#$%&* head b#$%@, mercury is poisonous in any form. To infants and kids is lethal. How f@#$%#@ … Read more

A Natural Immunity

One could arguably say that I grew up in a more “natural” household than most. In the days before eating organic became popular, my parents were making everything from scratch, getting groceries from the health food store, keeping me away from preservatives and sugar (the only candy we had in the house had to be … Read more