Articles: Vaccination

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

DPT Vaccine Increases Child Mortality

There has been so much deception and misrepresentation concerning vaccines that it is difficult to trust anything the proponents say at this time. There are no randomized controlled trials that have looked at the differences in vaccinated vs unvaccinated children over their lifetimes. The only studies conducted are short-term and one of the problems is …Read More

Flu Vaccines – just say “NO!!!”

It’s fall, the time when health authorities, medical doctors, and government officials start aggressively promoting flu vaccines for everyone. My advice – just say “no.” Marketing the flu vaccine to the public requires a lot of misrepresentation, which includes overstating the incidence and risks associated with the flu. The flu virus is constantly present and …Read More