March 25th, 201112186Each year there is a push for people to be vaccinated against the flu.Last year there were major complications in children. Yet we do not really know if the flu shot is of any use to the vast majority of people.
March 11th, 201101422There are many claims of epidemics.Usually they seem to require large amounts of government funding to solve them. Could vested interest have a role here? And is the "epidemic" all it seems?
February 12th, 201111265Antibiotics have been used excessively and we now find more bacteria are becoming resistant.We need to know when and when not to use antibiotics. Furthermore we need to be supporting our own immune systems.
November 19th, 201011258The saga of H1N1 has entered the next stage. Now that it is clearly apparent, even to the “experts” that there was a gross over reaction, the finger pointing has begun. Yet there is no accountability being shown by those who got it completely wrong at significant cost to the community.
April 25th, 201001117It is one year since we first heard of swine flu.This mild illness has been mismanaged from day one.Recent developments with reactions to the vaccine suggest that we are reaching a stage where the "response" of the authorities may cause more harm than the illness.
March 19th, 201011174Immunization generates much passion for and against.What really matters is whether they make a difference.Those that do are worth continuing.Those that do not are not worth continuing. Vaccines need to be assessed in the same way as any other pharmaceutical.