Category Archives: Immunizations

My Letter to Sneak Preview regarding those who criticized the screening of Vaxxed- It’s not censorship. It’s not trivial.

7/2016 My letter to the Editor of a local community paper, The Sneak Preview Vaccines are Important to Society Matt Hegarty’s News Brief, “Is there a Censorship Vaccination?,” undeservedly chastised those critical of the screening of Vaxxed in Ashland as “resorting … Continue reading

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124 studies showing a link between vaccines and autism! But are they credible?

I decided to share here my reply to someone promoting the movie Vaxxed in the comments section of my local paper’s opinion page where Jackson County Public Health Medical Director Dr. Jim Shames published a piece.  [Read Dr. Jim Shames’ opinion piece.] … Continue reading

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My (extended) response to commenters who insist our public health medical director should have watched Vaxxed before publishing his opinion piece

Our county’s esteemed public health medical director, Dr. Jim Shames, published his opinion, endorsed by many other local medical professionals, in two local news outlets expressing that our Varsity Theater is acting irresponsibly for screening the film “Vaxxed-from Coverup to Catastrophe.” [Read Dr. Jim Shames’ opinion … Continue reading

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A superb deconstruction of the CDC “whistleblower” claims. Thank you Harpocrates Speaks!

First, allow me to attempt to introduce the situation in a nutshell for those who may not have heard: It all started when William Thompson, a long-time scientist working for the CDC, decided in 2014 to confess a purported cover-up of an initial finding … Continue reading

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My Daily Tidings 2012 “Get the Shot…or Not” essay.

I decided to post this 2012 essay that I wrote for Ashland’s local paper, The Daily Tidings, that I previously had only linked to. Now, 2015, we see a sizable outbreak of chickenpox, but more concerning (because it’s a more serious disease), measles and whooping … Continue reading

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Cringe-worthy KTVL Channel 10 report about chicken pox vaccine

Rant Alert! On January 15, 2015, KTVL, a local TV station serving our region, where we are currently experiencing a chicken pox/varicella outbreak and where public health officials are working diligently to promote the vaccine, started to get it right by interviewing La Clinica … Continue reading

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Article features Ashland’s high vaccine-refusal rate: “A Tale of Vaccination in Two Cities”

I was quoted in an excellent article, “A Tale of Vaccination in Two Cities” by journalist Elaine Meyer, featuring Ashland, Oregon.  The article was written for the 2×2 Project website, sponsored by Columbia University’s Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of … Continue reading

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The CDC’s graphic of vaccine testing, approval, and safety monitoring process:

I have to give the CDC credit for the great job they’re doing with their website. This is one example of how they have simplified the vaccination process in a graphic presentation to increase public understanding. Source: Center for Disease … Continue reading

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ZDoggMD video “Get your shots on” (parody)

Get your shots on!  Immunize: The Vaccine Anthem! (A parody of the Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars song “Billionaire”.) Uploaded to YouTube on Feb 26, 2011 ZDoggMD

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Do the DTwP and MMR vaccines cause encephalopathy?

(Updated 2016) Since the 1930’s, the whole-cell pertussis vaccine began helping to prevent horrific and deadly cases of pertussis (whooping cough) that were violently killing about 8000 Americans every year, mostly babies and young children.  The whole-cell Pertussis vaccine was replaced with … Continue reading

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