Tag Archives: medicine

What is herd immunity?

 Why do you care if I don’t vaccinate my children? If your vaccines were really that effective, you shouldn’t care, should you? This is by far the most common argument I hear from anti-vaxxers. If we pretend that I don’t care whether non-vaccinators or their children get ill, then at least I’m ok, because [...]

One for MediaWatch: anti-vaccination nonsense on ABC Science! #StopAVN

Among the many successes of Stop The Australian Vaccination Network, the correction of false balance has been one of the most important. Time was, whenever a big story related to vaccination broke, out would bustle Meryl Dorey of the AVN to offer her opinion in the interests of ‘putting the other side’. But unlike politics, [...]