Friday, September 26, 2014

vaccine nonsense

Except for smallpox, I have seen and treated patients with most of the diseases now prevented by routine vaccinations. So I have little patience with the hollywood types who eschew getting their kids vaccinations.

In Africa, often "childhood" diseases such as measles killed many.

But in the affluent west, the rare side effects are megaphoned via the internet to make the side effect seem worse than the disease.

Gresham College has a lot of lectures on various subjects that are great to listen to, and they have a series of lectures on vaccines and problems. list here.




Good, Bad and Ugly: The History of Polio Vaccines
... or crippled millions of people, but successful polio vaccines were developed during the mid-1950s which have spared millions from ... polio to the verge of extinction. The development of polio vaccines is more than a great medical success; this is a gripping story that ...
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue: The true story of Gulf War Syndrome
... not use them. The protection against biological comes from vaccines. The armed forces are routinely vaccinated before any major overseas ... what is the increased risk associated with receiving these vaccines on your subsequent health? We have a slight problem, which is that ...
The Tragedy of Easy Problems
... therapy to clean water programs, mosquito nets, and vaccines, we can make more of an impact than we have. Yet in the uproar of ... much of the solution is obvious. There are effective vaccines for rotavirus and measles; efforts to make sure every child can get ...
Modelling the Spread of Infectious Diseases
... it was only in the last century that safe and cheap vaccines could be produced in large quantities. The aim of vaccination is to ... the symptoms of infection.   In simple terms vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies but ...
The life and legacy of Dr Edward Jenner FRS, pioneer of vaccination
... the principles established that led to the discovery of vaccines to other infectious diseases.  Dr Wallington describes the ... was the main source of vaccine lymph in Britain until a vaccines produced in calf’s skin became available in 1861. During this ...
Danish Fairy Tales? From Andersen and the Copenhagen consensus towards a theory of commerce
... demonstrated electro-magnetism. Louis Pasteur developed vaccines. Marie and Pierre Curie worked on radioactivity. Charles Darwin ...
Hygeia and Panacea: Is prevention better than cure?
... prevention, through his International Finance Facility for vaccines and sanitation. “The rates of return from upfront investment in ... 1954, cover of Time magazine, featuring Jonas Salk. Polio vaccines were developed in the 1950s, chiefly by Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin. ...
A is for Autism
... Equally, there’s no evidence that vaccines are contributing to the increase in autism but rather like the ...
Conquest and Disease or Colonialism and Health?
... diseses. This knowledge led to the development of drugs, vaccines and methods of insect control and the colonial powers wholeheartedly ... by deploying the latest discoveries in medicine such as vaccines and drugs, some of which like quinine which were manufactured locally, ...
Unwelcome Guests: Human Diseases
... crowding, better and more varied nutrition. More recently vaccines have reduced still further the risk of many viral and some bacterial ...


The Times of Our Lives: A history of longevity
... health (sanitation) and microbiology (diagnostics, drugs, vaccines). The direct effects were powerful partly because they relieved a ... may not be the principal limiting factor; good drugs and vaccines can only partly compensate for other deficiencies. Specific health ...
The First World War: Disease, The Only Victor
... all their troops against typhoid. By 1914 there were also vaccines against cholera, anthrax, rabies, typhoid and plague but they appear ... inadequate sewage disposal and the fact that there were vaccines were available but their use was not compulsory.   ...
Barnard’s Inn Hall
... Good, Bad and Ugly: The History of Polio Vaccines Dr Johnson's ...
Getting a life: Limits to health in the 21st century
... opened the way to developing better drugs, diagnostics and vaccines. 24.  These interventions, especially the first two acted, ...
Pathogens and parasites; plagues and pandemics
... a few, cheap interventions – a mixture of antibiotics, vaccines, and sanitary and hygiene measures.   To ...
Return of the Microbes: How infections are once more taking over
... In fact, by the time we are developing very good vaccines, we have plateaued out and changed the causes of what people are dying ...
Lessons from the Past, Warnings for the Future
... its real triumph, with the development of effective vaccines first by Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh in 1954 then by ...
How to get ahead in commerce: The sure-fire ways to make money
... machinery to electricity to magnetism to railways to vaccines to plastics to atoms to computers to designer drugs to ...
The Great Pox
... continued to favour mercury treatment, and the various vaccines that were developed did more harm than good. In an increasingly ...

I have listened to quite a few, but have bookmarked them to listen again (I usually play podcasts in the background when I sleep...I was listening to the one on polio vaccine, but missed a lot of it due to background noise from the pump and then falling asleep).

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