Tag: vaccines

  • Vaccine Administration Is Much Harder than It Seems

    Substantial logistical challenges and vaccine refusal by health care providers have contributed to a slow vaccine rollout. Better policies could fix this. Read the rest at USA Today.

  • The Geopolitics of Vaccine Distribution

    Inoculations are a welcome development, but the public should temper its excitement. Read the rest at Geopolitical Futures.

  • The Trouble With a Premature Vaccine

    Hope is beginning to fade that the world will have a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine before the predicted “second wave” arrives that will further suppress economic activity and recovery. Despite an unprecedented global effort, a deliverable vaccine might still be months away. Almost certainly it won’t be ready by October as many hoped. Dr.…

  • Vaccine Nationalism Is an Exaggerated Threat

    Nationalism is all the rage these days. Following decades of globalization, the pendulum has begun to swing back the other direction, triggering fears that nationalist policies will lead to a breakdown in international cooperation and a destabilization of the world order. This, in turn, has led to much hand-wringing over “vaccine nationalism,” the notion that…

  • Why the Pope Should Officially Embrace Biotechnology

    In May 2015, Pope Francis issued an encyclical with the subtitle “On Care for Our Common Home.” The letter addressed various environmental issues, such as pollution and climate change, and it reminded all of us that we are to steward the Earth, not plunder it. The Pope’s missive demonstrates that he is both theologically sound and scientifically…

  • Washington Measles Outbreak Shows Anti-Vaxxers Are Literally Making Us Sick

    The State of Washington has declared an emergency because of a measles outbreak in Clark County, which is across the river from Portland, Oregon. To the surprise of no one, the outbreak has occurred, almost exclusively, among the unvaccinated. The motivation of those who refuse to vaccinate their children—whether it is fear, ideology, or thoughtlessness—is irrelevant. They…

  • Science Issues 2016: Trump vs. Clinton

    This article was originally posted on RealClearScience. The 2016 presidential election has been conspicuously light on substance, particularly on matters of science and policy. In an effort to provide some clarity to voters who place an emphasis on science, we have created a chart that scores the presumptive Republican and Democratic Party candidates on key…

  • Macaque Experiment Shows Vaccine Schedule Not Linked to Autism

    Because the coffin of the vaccine-autism myth has already been nailed shut, this study really should represent the flowers placed on top of the grave.

  • Anti-Vax Parents Face Jail in Europe, Africa

    Though many Americans (myself included) understandably flinch at the idea of the government forcing people to do or not to do things, there are times when government mandates are entirely appropriate.

  • Jail ‘Anti-Vax’ Parents

    Your family’s right to be sick ends where public health begins.