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Truth and lies: Five ways to get the former and protect yourself from the latter

On Friday, the autism blog Left Brain Right Brain, highlighted an article that appeared in The Atlantic, titled The 15-Year FalloutFrom One Man’s Lie About Vaccines. The Atlantic article was actually a precis of several of the points Sam Harris outlined in his book, Lying, but the article’s title focused on one point Harris made […]

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The Art of Vaccinations

I was reading earlier this week that the National Archives in the UK has digitized and shared with Wikimedia Commons a large selection of its war art collection dating from the Second World War. Looking through the pictures I was struck in particular by the poster below, encouraging parents to vaccinate their children against diptheria: […]

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Why you might need to get the measles vaccine. Yes, YOU.

Hi! I have coffee and cookies - wanna chat? Reader: Sure! What would you like to chat about? Measles. Reader: Er, I am actually kinda busy right now… Wait! Look, I really won’t take up too much of your time. Quick question – have you had measles? Reader: No, I don’t think so. You live in the […]

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Reflections on The Panic Virus by Seth Mnookin

I know this is the kind of blog post that has the capacity to attract some attention and not all of it positive. For that reason I hesitated about whether or not I would even publish it but decided to forge ahead. Why did I decide to share my thoughts about this book? Well, I’m a parent of […]

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