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Flu vaccine to blame for Italy’s numbers? What about New York’s?

Italy is still withering away after almost 3 weeks of a complete shut down of their entire country.  As of this writing, they have 11,591 deaths and a deaths/million people of 192.  Now, I know what you’re thinking.  How is it that after three weeks of a total shut down of their entire country and massive social distancing restrictions, they still have thousands of new cases a day (4,050 today) and almost a thousand deaths a day (812 today)?

Right?  Because total shut downs and massive social distancing restrictions is supposed to save us.  Those are the key to our … continue reading...

Against Compulsory Vaccination

I have spoken on this topic before, most recently re: the coronavirus (here) and more extensively here.  From that latter post, I’d just like to remind the reader of the words of Supreme Court Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes:

“The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the 1927 decision, Buck vs. Bell

Holmes was quite correct.  Now, compulsory sterilization was finally considered to be grotesque, repealed state by state until they were all … continue reading...

They Think We Are Stupid

Was reading this tonight and couldn’t help but chuckle over this remark:

The balance in the VICP fund as of May 2013 was about $3.4 billion. The fund has paid out only $2.7 billion since it was established in 1988

Funny.  I don’t think nearly half of the amount the fund has collected being disbursed is eligible for the word, ‘only.’  I know its relative, but I would think something like, say, $1 million, would be a fraction suitable for the word ‘only.’  I think a pay out of $2.7 billion represents a really sizable payout, and if this were … continue reading...

No Scientific Proof? Well, that proves it!

I read a fascinating news article today about the worries that doctors have because some people are choosing not to get their measles immunization for their children (this could also be read:  doctors are annoyed people are challenging their judgment).  Here is the article about the jump in measles cases.

There are several parts of the article that caught my eye.

Many people are rejecting the measles shot out of concern that it might be a factor in making kids autistic.  To this, the article says, recapitulating the ‘party’ line:

Questions commonly center on autism and the fear that … continue reading...