Tag Archives: vaccine

Anti-vax

This anecdote brought me comfort – I hope it is true: Had a rotation with a pediatrician where we ended up in the classic encounter with an anti-vaccination parent. This lady was a conspiracy theory magnet. She casually mentioned everything … Continue reading

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Vaccine as requirement for travel?

Costa Rica now has a measles outbreak, because an unvaccinated, but infected, tourist visited the country. Measles is extremely contagious and even if you have been vaccinated you are not fully protected. Close, but not 100%. Anti-vaxxers* are a first … Continue reading

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Vaccinate!

Measles is so contagious that an unvaccinated person has a 90 percent chance of catching the disease if they’re near someone who has it. The virus can survive for up to two hours in a room where an infected person … Continue reading

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A little something for the conspiracy-types

I recently got a comment on this blog from someone who seemed to believe that BIG PHARMA wasn’t actually trying to find any cures because there was too much money in people being sick. This was, of course, coupled with … Continue reading

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Andrew Wakefield

Andrew Wakefield could very well be reason 37 people died in Europe between January and June. Wakefield all but created the modern anti-vaccination movement with the research that was later characterized this way by the British Medical Journal: Who perpetrated … Continue reading

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Håber det er sandt

Før jeg fyldte otte år var virussygdommen kopper udryddet og indtil for få år siden var vi tæt på at have udryddet mæslinger. Desværre lever vi i en tid hvor falske informationer spreder sig og et massivt fald i mæslingevaccinationer betyder … Continue reading

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Vacciner

Efter at have været i dårligt humør over at mæslinger er vendt tilbage til Danmark, og ligeledes kighoste til andre vestlige lande, faldt jeg over historien om at polio snart kan være udryddet. Ja, der er både fremgang og modgang … Continue reading

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Mæslinger

Er det ikke utroligt at det lykkedes at udrydde kopper sygdommen ved hjælp af vacciner? Koppevirussen findes ikke længere naturligt og millioner af menneskeliv er reddet takket være en massiv vaccinationsindsats. Det er indtil videre den eneste sygdom der rammer mennesker … Continue reading

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