Earlier today, the CDC posted the results of its 2010 National Immunization Survey, which monitors vaccination coverage for kids between 19 and 35 months of age. The numbers are encouraging: Nationally, vaccination coverage increased in
This should warm the hearts of all of you who thought it was impossible to come up with more vaccine conspiracy theories: It turns out the CIA had been operating a fake vaccination campaign as
Last month, I was lucky enough to get a chance to attend the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle. As I wrote at the time, it was an alternatingly inspiring and frustrating experience. One of the
Parents and pediatricians: Do you think a pre-natal discussion about vaccines would help assuage fears?
I have a piece in tomorrow’s Washington Post Outlook section titled “An early cure for parents’ vaccine panic.” It outlines some ideas I’ve been thinking about for a long time. First, if we’re at the
Last Thursday, I appeared on World Science Festival panel titled “Telling Stories in Print and on the Web. ” (Here’s a great write up–with illustrations!) After the event, an audience member chastised me for ignoring
After disappearing from his family’s site, Sears tells Facebook fans that measles outbreaks not “much risk” for infants
On Friday, I wrote two posts about how the “vaccine” forum section on AskDrSears.com had been removed: “Is ‘Dr. Bob’ Sears moving away from his profitable anti-vaccine pandering?” and “Does this mean no more ‘Dr.
Here’s another data-point that should highlight why I’m so gobsmacked that “Dr.” Bob Sears has disappeared all mentions of his years of anti-vaccine pandering from his re-designed website:
A couple of days ago, the blog “Just the Vax” noticed that the re-design of “Dr. Bob” Sears’s website includes some conspicuous changes: Whereas previously, there had been a prominent “vaccines” category of his online
Earlier today, the CDC released a report about the measles outbreaks that have been occurring across the country since the beginning of the year. (Hat tip to USA Today‘s Liz Szabo for this story.) I