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Spoiler to apologize for click-bait title: Yes, the MMR vaccine works just fine. But there is a difference between ‘just fine’ and ‘perfectly’. A few things I would want in a ‘perfect’ vaccine– Only one dose is needed, zero side-effects, 100% protective antibody or CTL mediated immunity for life, inability of the target pathogen to…

Let me break down the overall scheme of vaccination, real quick. You get exposed to a dead/weakened/chunks of a pathogen (virus, bacterial toxin like tetanus, etc). Your body reacts to the vaccine ‘invader’ and triggers an adaptive immune response. Your adaptive immune system ‘remembers’ what it has seen, so when you are exposed to the…

Measles at the Super Bowl: One month later

One month after some grossly irresponsible parents let their measles-infested offspring roam about the Super Bowl festivities, here is the end result: 16 cases of measles I dont know about the last three, but the first 13 were unvaccinated: According to Larkin, the first 13 individuals infected had all chosen not to be vaccinated. Im…

Measles at the Super Bowl

Are you freaking kidding me??? Super Bowl Village visitors on Friday may have been exposed to measles Tuesday night, the state Department of Health confirmed they have requested information from county health departments as part of an investigation into a report that a person who has been diagnosed with measles attended the festivities Friday. According…

A couple of days ago, Orac directed us towards an article that is one of the funniest pieces of ‘Science Journalism’ I have ever seen, anywhere. See, those of us on the ‘non-kook’ side of things have marvelously eloquent writers like Carl and Ed, and inquisitive investigatory journalists like Trine. Sure theyre ‘educational’, but their…