Articles: Vaccination

Fake Science, Fake Religion or Fake What?

I am a HUGE fan of Dr. David Healy.  He is an internationally respected psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, scientist, and author. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, 200 other pieces, and 20 books, including The Antidepressant Era and The Creation of Psychopharmacology from Harvard University Press, The Psychopharmacologists Volumes 1-3 and Let Them Eat Prozac from New York …Read More

Shingrix – The New Shingles Vaccine

Herpes zoster (shingles) is a viral infection caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV). Primary VZV manifests itself as chickenpox. After chickenpox resolves, lifetime immunity develops. But the latent virus remains dormant in the dorsal root ganglia, which can later manifest itself as shingles. About 90% of adults in the U.S. carry VZV and are …Read More

The Evolution of Viruses

In recent years, I [Pam Popper] have become an outspoken opponent to the current approach to vaccines in the U.S. To be clear, I’m not anti-vaccine, but rather pro-evidence. And my biggest issue is not that there is no possibility for some vaccines to have some positive effects in some populations, but rather that the …Read More