Respectful Insolence

Archives for May 27, 2009

A badge of honor

I’m a bit envious of Dawn Crawford. Why am I envious? She has a badge of honor I have yet to obtain. Jenny McCarthy has blocked her on Twitter. Darn. I’m going to have to see if I can get Jenny to block me too.

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s paper in Pediatrics showing that vaccine refusal elevates the risk of pertussis in a child by nearly 23-fold, a commentary in PLoS Biology asks what can be done to combat anti-vaccine misinformation. Entitled A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine-Autism Wars, it’s an interview with a professor of medical…