Science and vaccines

Timothy Saunders Jun 03, 2014

Whenever we took our daughter to the doctor in Germany for her vaccines he would comment along the lines: "good, you're a scientist, I don't need to persuade you that she should have these".  Sadly, too many people are taking risks with their children's and other people's health. This is the most depressing research I've seen this year:


Pediatrics study on vaccine uptake and a Scientific American commentary


and to see the effects:


Measles outbreak hits NYC


South Wales measles epidemic (from my old backyard)


Interactive map of preventable disease outbreaks


Good solutions on a postcard ...