Category Archives: Anti-antivaccination

Countering the lies of anti-vaxxers.

Significant Anniversaries

Three significant anniversaries occurred in the first full week of May. A fourth occurred on the 21st – the fortieth anniversary of the theatrical release of “The Empire Strikes Back”, widely regarded as the best of the Star Wars film. … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, Shots Heard goes live, and an antivaxxer changed her mind

Several things. Coronavirus has come to South Africa with several confirmed cases. Last year, I mentioned the “Shots Heard” website. It’s now gone live and can be found here. Finally, some great news. Tattoo artist Kat von D originally decided … Continue reading

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HIV Vaccine trial cancelled

Some rather disappointing vaccine news. The trial of a vaccine for HIV was terminated early as results showed no difference in infection rates between the vaccinated group and the control group. We always knew that making a vaccine against an … Continue reading

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Returning to an unwanted past – edited

There have been several Measles outbreaks this year. One, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has already claimed 5,000 lives. The outbreak in Europe continues with no end in sight. And in Samoa, over 60 people, most of them … Continue reading

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Vaccination News

Two big thing happened in vaccination last week. A vaccine against Ebola has been approved and a second one is being trialled. Secondly, Germany passed a law mandating measles vaccination for all children. From the first article: Parents who refuse … Continue reading

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A polio outbreak, and evidence autism is genetic

The inevitable has happened. Polio has broken out in the Phillipines and an emergency vaccination program has begun to immunise those at risk. Prior to this new outbreak, the Phillipines had been polio free for 19 years. This is so … Continue reading

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Germany mandating vaccination

I know this is late, but life got in the way, as it sometimes does. In the wake of Measles outbreaks that have already claimed a number of lives, Germany Is Making Vaccinations Compulsory For All Children. Surprising that this … Continue reading

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The Pushback against Science Denialism begins

Since the start of the year, we have seen numerous issues brought about through pseudoscience, and science denialism. Right now, Europe is sweltering under the worst heatwave in recorded history. In the US, the number of measles cases is higher … Continue reading

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Childhood memories of getting vaccinated

It’s funny what you come across sometimes. Recently, I came across my old immunisation card. Red in colour and written in Afrikaans and English, it contained details of vaccinations I received as a child. Funnily enough, I remember attending a … Continue reading

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New York acting against vaccine refusers

It’s happened. There have been multiple Measles outbreaks in the U.S. recently, including one in New York City. In response to the outbreaks, the city’s Health Department issued a mandatory vaccination order requiring unvaccinated people in affected neighbourhoods to get … Continue reading

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