Posts Tagged ‘Vaccination’

Crap – the anti-vaxers were right.

March 17, 2010

funny pictures of dogs with captions

Source: I Haz a Hot Dog

I find a new widget.

January 25, 2010

An alternate title for this post is “Jenny McCarthy sucks, but Jen McCreight from rocks”.  That one wasn’t as pithy as the original, though. 

I have a shiny new widget for a website called Jenny McCarthy Body Count (look – it’s in the column to the right side of the screen).  The website is very interesting in a frustrating, anger-making kind of way.  The author has a full-page FAQ that explains how he gets the numbers, and the site is up to date through January 16th of this year. 

The widgets are actually available from a different site, And this different site is called The Lay Scientist, which appears to be a durned decent critical thinking and science-centered resource filled with professional photos and an eye-pleasing layout. 

And by resource I mean excuse to delay going to the gym

Oh, and check out Sunday’s post from about the Scientologists muking it up in Haiti.  She’s got a couple of interesting articles from today also, so head to her home page to read about Merriam Webster being banned from a school, and poisonous holy water.

Props to the St. Paul Pioneer Press

January 11, 2010

I’ve finally gotten around to reading the weekend papers (well, Saturday’s papers – I’ll catch the Sunday Mpls Tribune later today).  I’m usually a Stribe (that’s Star Tribune, for you non-locals) gal, but I had to pick up a copy of this Saturday’s St. Paul Pioneer Press because it had a front page article that caught my eye:

Vaccine surveys alarming officials

I’m a supporter of childhood vaccination, and a budding anti-anti-vaxer, so this article looked very promising.  Jeremy Olson authored this piece, and he walked a nice line between presenting easily-understood, useful science and presenting a human interest piece.  

He also mentioned Every Child By Two, the pro-vaccination advocacy organization run by Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers, who were instrumental in the development of mandated school-age vaccinations.  Rock on!

A lot of the online comments are rather supportive of the pro-vaccination mindset, and the anti-vax questions are – for the most part – being answered calmly and rationally, which is nice to see. 

All in all, nice article.  Bravo to Jeremy Olson, and to the Pioneer Press for printing the story on the front-page – even above the fold!).