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  • Ignorance in action

    It may have been Goethe who said there is nothing so frightening as ignorance in action, and it certainly has been active of late, especially when it comes to vaccinating kids against diseases that once killed and crippled and scarred and generally...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Measles outbreak is a sign of selfishness

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Measles outbreak is a sign of selfishness
    What began as a curious story of a small measles outbreak in, of all places, the so-called Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, has stretched to nearly 100 cases across eight states and into Mexico. With all the health problems that can befall people,...
  • Seeking a vaccine for ignorance

    Flashback: Galileo is under house arrest pondering the unyielding ignorance of The Church for refusing to consider his heliocentric proposition that the Earth circled the sun. We find this historical anecdote preposterous today, but people were...
  • Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism

    Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism
    Last year saw more U.S. measles cases than in any other year in nearly the last quarter century, and 2015 isn't looking a whole lot better, after someone at Disneyland infected people who infected other people in what has become a seven-state outbreak....
  • Could the Disneyland measles outbreak quiet vaccine doubters?

    Could the Disneyland measles outbreak quiet vaccine doubters?
    Take a bunch of people, pack them into a space and watch some get frighteningly ill. For much of human civilization, that was how we lived, and with measles outbreaks at Disneyland and elsewhere, we're getting a taste of what our infection-plagued...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Disney measles outbreak could have been prevented

    http://www.kidsdr.com At the entrance to Disneyland, a sign reads, "The Happiest Place on Earth." It does not also say, "Beware of Infectious Diseases." But, if you think about it, what better place to contract any infectious disease than a theme park,...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak could have been avoided

    At the entrance to Disneyland, a sign reads, "The Happiest Place on Earth." It does not also say, "Beware of Infectious Diseases!" But, if you think about it, what better place to contract any infectious disease than a theme park, where many visitors...
  • Can't we all just follow the science?

    Politics is a funny business. And totally unpredictable. Just when it looks like some politician is riding high, you never know what unexpected event might trip them up. Look at Chris Christie and Rand Paul. They were riding high on their way to 2016 this...
  • Vaccinations: The debate over such programs should be over

    We are having trouble believing that, in this day and age, Americans are actively debating the value of childhood vaccinations. Even more astounding is the fact that an odd coalition of Republican political leaders and liberal skeptics find themselves...
  • Vaccination saves lives

    The bedrock of children's medical care is prevention, and chief among the advances in child health over the past century has been the careful development, testing and inception of immunizations against preventable childhood disease ("Vaccines: No immunity...
  • Measles outbreak: Vaccinate kids or find new doctor, pediatrician says

    Amid a California-centered measles outbreak, a Los Angeles pediatrician has told the parents of young unvaccinated patients: Get them vaccinated, or find a new doctor. The Northridge office of Dr. Charles Goodman will not accept new patients whose...