Category Archives: Vaccination

Experiments as the gold standard for research: A new twist

Worldwide, there were more than 1.56 billion people who used Facebook daily in March 2019. There were “only” half as many daily active users in 2014, but typical adults in the U.S. already spent 40 minutes daily on Facebook, much … Continue reading

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Vaccination is in the news again (original posting of April 12, 2019, updated with new information on June 4, 2019)

I’ve written two blog postings about vaccination. One outlined two factors that may have contributed to recent outbreaks of whooping cough (pertussis) in the United States: increased rejection by parents of vaccination of their children against whooping cough, and replacement … Continue reading

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Vaccination and the Eradication of Human Diseases

Smallpox was a scourge of humanity for centuries, but in 1977 became the first human disease eliminated by a worldwide vaccination campaign. In Chapter 6 of Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology, I explain how the reproductive rates of disease … Continue reading

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