I’ve been traveling a lot over the past week, which has translated into lots of activity in the real world and very little in the virtual one. Instead of a bunch of mini-posts, I’m going to do a couple of catch-all updates; this one has links to news about some of the events I did on the road, and over here you can see some recent interviews and articles about The Panic Virus.
So without further ado: Last Monday and Tuesday, I was in San Francisco, where I visited some relatives, saw some old friends, and gave two talks each day. On Monday afternoon, Dr. Rahul Parikh, the author of Salon.com’s PopRx column, invited me to speak to some of his colleagues in the pediatrics department at Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek. That night, I gave a talk at Stanford sponsored by the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Gladstone Institute of Immunology and Virology at the University of California-San Francisco hosted a presentation — which was especially fun because it was set up by my old friend Satish Pillai, whom I last saw in 1990 when we were touring with the Dead.
That night, Kishore Hari and the folks at Bay Area Science (with help from Josh Rosenau, the author of the “Thoughts from Kansas” blog, and Brian Mossop, the tour-de-force behind the ever-growing PLoS Blogs Network) put together an absolutely incredible night at The Atlas Café.
For the 99 percent of you who missed all of those events, I also was on KQED’s The Forum with Michael Krasny; here’s the audio for that interview:
As you might imagine, that appearance generated a fair number of comments on the show’s website, especially among those who felt Krasny wasn’t being fair to “both sides” of the issue. After the show was over, Jon Brooks did a video video interview for the station’s blog.
The two days I spent in Colorado as a guest of the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition and the Colorado Adult Immunization Coalition were, if anything, even busier. On Wednesday, I gave two talks at absolutely stunning Children’s Hospital in Denver. On Thursday morning, I spoke with 9-News’s Chris Vanderveen about my testimony later that day in front of the Colorado House Health and Environment Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Here’s a video clip from that interview:
And here is the link to the accompanying story on the 9-News site.
Finally, on Thursday night, I gave a talk at Colorado University’s Boulder campus. (For anyone in town that night, the crowds were there for the state’s high school basketball tournament and not a talk about vaccines.) Phil Plait wrote up the event for his Bad Astronomy column in Discover.