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Jun
6

Guest Post: A math lesson in vaccines and infectious disease

written by Tara Haelle

Today’s post is a guest post by Craig Egan, fearless fighter of anti-vaccine myths and misinformation. Craig tends to have a bit more bite and snark than I do in these posts, but he does an excellent job here of using math to break down exactly why it’s not ethical to choose not to vaccinate […]

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May
5

Making sense out of the baboon pertussis study

written by Tara Haelle

So it’s time for me to get a monkey off my back 😉 At long last, I’m going to write about the baboon pertussis study. I’ve been meaning to write about this study pretty much since it came out last November, and I’ve had many requests to write about it. I did actually write a […]

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Jan
17

Wow – what a map! Disease outbreaks across the world…

written by Tara Haelle

I’m going to try to return to doing a post every Friday in which I either round up a few of the best health/medical/parenting-related stories of the past week or in which I post something about a particular piece that really caught my eye. This week I’m posting about an incredible interactive map that allows […]

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Dec
21

The “One Study,” or why the anti-vaccine movement doesn’t really understand science

written by Guest Author

This guest post was written by Allison Hagood, who originally published a version of it on the Facebook page for Your Baby’s Best Shot, a science-based book on childhood immunizations she co-authored with Stacy Minzter Herlihy. This post is the first in a Red Wine & Apple Sauce series called “Epidemiology 101.” While it does […]

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Nov
20

Introducing… the new Epidemiology 101 and Logical Fallacies 101 series

written by Tara Haelle

One of the amazing things about the Internet age and Google is that access to information is almost limitless. One of the frustrating and most damaging aspects of the Internet age and Google is that access to information is almost limitless. Oh, that double-edged sword. Seriously, it’s wonderful to live in an age where information […]

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