Vaccines

Category archives for Vaccines

Monty Harper: “Vaccination”

Only a couple days left to get Monty Harpers next science-songs-for-kids album funded! In case I have not made this clear in the past, I really appreciate Montys approach to exposing kids to science. He does not dumb things down. He demands that the scientists he works with do *not* dumb down their science ‘for…

HPV vaccine works. NO WAY!!!!

The HPV vaccine works! Genital warts in young Australians five years into national human papillomavirus vaccination programme: national surveillance data. In Australia, they started vaccinating girls/women against HPV in 2007. In 2007, 11.5% of women under 21 (age-range most likely to get the vaccine before they were sexually active) were diagnosed with genital warts. 0.85%…

Indulging Idiots: TOO MANY TOO SOON!!!!!

Step 1– Wooer makes some ridiculous claim about vaccines. This claim has no science supporting it, but it gets *worse*. There is actually not even a theoretical scientific framework where the claim could work.  Claim is antiscience right out the gates. Step 2– Repeat wooer claim ad nauseum online. Step 3– Scientists actually go to…

*throwsapaperdown* Reasons for Not Vaccinating Adolescents: National Immunization Survey of Teens, 2008-2010 Our findings across 3 years show that, even as clinicians are increasingly recommending HPV, increasing numbers of parents, >40% in 2010, do not intend to vaccinate their adolescent female children with this vaccine. Parents intending to refuse are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety…

The Thinking Atheist and ERV!

A few weeks ago, The Thinking Atheist was in town– He gave us a sweet preview of the new video hes planning on officially unveiling at the American Atheists convention and  signing copies of his new book “Deconverted“. Beforehand, he set up some camera equipment and did quick impromptu interviews with fellow OK Skeptics Caleb…

This idea… this idea might be absolute genius… Immunogenicity of bivalent human papillomavirus DNA vaccine using human endogenous retrovirus envelope-coated baculoviral vectors in mice and pigs. The ‘best’ vaccines are live attenuated vaccines.  Weakened/Misadapted viruses that can replicate a little bit, and get your immune system to generate a B-cell response (what you get with…

Here is a nice open access review article on ERVs and their association with cancer: Human endogenous retroviruses and cancer prevention: evidence and prospects While thats wonderfully interesting, what I want to focus on is a bit at the end. More information I have never heard before– An amino acid sequence similar to HERV-K-MEL, recognized…

ERV on Skeptiles!

I recently got to chat with the guys of Skeptiles this weekend about viruses, vaccines/anti-vaxers, HIV, HepC, Creationists– We were all over the place, and it was so much fun! Skeptiles: Episode 21 – Abbie Smith

Crazy random happenstance considering the post earlier this week on ‘religious’ vegans refusing the influenza vaccine in hospitals: Flublok, a Flu Vaccine, Wins F.D.A. Approval The vaccine, developed by a small company called Protein Sciences, is made with a process that does not require the virus to be grown in chicken eggs, as is now…

If a vegan kills me I swear to god…

I will give them this– This is a new anti-vax argument for me: Like most medical facilities, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital appears to require that all of its employees receive an annual flu shot. It fired Sakile Chenzira, a customer service representative, for refusing to comply. Chenzira sued, claiming that because the flu vaccine contains eggs…