Friday, December 23, 2011

Vaccines, preventable disease, and the nature of risk

This is an article I wrote that was published on Kevin Pho's blog:

Two nights ago, I was watching, with my family, an old episode of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, in which a young woman is bitten by a rabid wolf, develops rabies, and dies. That same night, I read a post on Facebook decrying the dangers of immunizations, with a link to an online “news” article blaming immunizations for everything from spreading cancer to HIV.

My mother, as a girl, was bitten by a rabid dog. More...


  1. I've been fighting this battle on Facebook, Danielle.

  2. It's very important to continue to educate on this issue, and I appreciate your work in this regard. Fear is the number one factor driving the anti -science way of thinking by reaction rather than reason.