Archive for August 2022

A natural experiment in the time of COVID

In 2020, government orders to stay home — along with lockdown-produced job losses, public fear of COVID-19 and other factors — led to dramatic declines in in-person utilization of healthcare services among adults and children, both in the United States and globally. according to The Defender In the U.S children’s and teen’s vaccination rates plummeted dramatically falling that year by as much as 91% depending on the age group, including a noticeably lower uptake of […]

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One dose of Gardasil?

Recently the ABC reported that according to the World Health Organisation the HPV vaccine said to protect women against most cervical cancers gives an immune response so potent that just a single dose will do. The UK’s vaccine advisory committee has already issued advice to change the HPV vaccine schedule to a single dose for under-14s. Australia is also considering the one shot Gardasil with changes up to the Australian […]

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Monkeypox – a public health emergency or scam?

It sounds just too extraordinary for words but already some 18,000 New Yorkers have had one dose of a smallpox vaccine for an extremely rare disease called monkeypox. On July 23, 2022, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus unilaterally overruled his panel of advisers and declared monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC). Ghebreyesus made the decision to declare a PHEIC even though the WHO’s advisory panel […]

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