Debating a Scientist

I was recently introduced to Jonathan Sarfati, a Creationist, young-earth scientist who is doing really good things in scientifically disproving evolution and the old earth theories. He also has a stance on vaccines that is predictably pro-vaccine, and he wrote out a very well-thought-out blog on creation.com, representing their view on the subject, and I…

Influenza

"Promotion of influenza vaccines is one of the most visible and aggressive public health policies today. Twenty years ago, in 1990, 32 million doses of influenza vaccine were available in the United States. Today around 135 million doses of influenza vaccine annually enter the US market, with vaccinations administered in drug stores, supermarkets—even some drive-throughs.…

Tetanus

"Tetanus is an infection caused by bacteria called Clostridium tetani. When the bacteria invade the body, they produce a poison (toxin) that causes painful muscle contractions. Another name for tetanus is “lockjaw”. It often causes a person’s neck and jaw muscles to lock, making it hard to open the mouth or swallow. CDC recommends vaccines for…

Confessions

This is just going to be a mixed up, probably disjointed bit of thoughts I've been thinking lately, along with my story as pertains to this issue. First of all, I want to explain a little bit where I'm coming from. A long time ago (at least 10 years), someone gave my mom a pamphlet…

The Great Conspiracy

"Vaccines Are Totally Safe Say the People Who Brought Us Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, Trovan, Phen-Fen, Xarelto, Raxar, and Seldane..." This was the title of an article on Huffpost in 2017 that was quickly censored almost as soon as it was published. Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of an anti-vaxxer? What…

Mumps

I've been looking forward to this one because it's a classic example of how the media controls the general opinion and how digging a little deeper almost always reveals a pile of rotting manure they're trying to deflect your attention from. 😛 What is mumps? Short definition: A viral infection that affects the salivary glands…

Measles

I've been wanting to address this one for a while now, but I've been amassing so much knowledge it's kind of hard to know how to get it all organized and hopefully short enough that I don't lose the few people who actually read these rants. 😉 So what is measles? This is a short…

Shedding and Transmission

If you haven’t read my herd immunity blog post, please read that here, and I talk about the guilt trip and manipulative (not to mention false) "greater good" line here. I encourage you to read both of these posts before reading this one, because I will be building on the knowledge shared there as I…

Hepatitis B

I want to go over each vaccine one by one, and this is as good a place to start as any, since it's the vaccine given within 12 hours of birth. Your baby comes into the world, and as they're gasping their first breaths and getting used to life on the bright, harsh, cold outside…