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It’s the Cytokine Storms We Should Worry About

It’s the Cytokine Storms We Should Worry About

Poliovirus is a relatively harmless virus. Most people would be surprised at that statement. But it’s true. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 95 percent of the people who are infected with polio display no symptoms. About four to eight percent of those infected display “minor symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, nausea, headache, flu-like symptoms, stiffness in the neck and back, and pain in the limbs, which often resolve completely.” Less than one percent of those who have poliovirus will develop permanent paralysis…

Illogical Fear Drives the Vaccine Blame Game

Illogical Fear Drives the Vaccine Blame Game

The idea that unvaccinated people are to blame for certain infectious disease outbreaks has become a common refrain in the media—mainly due to ignorance and fears fueled by that ignorance. The idea that people who get vaccinated with ineffective or live virus vaccines are playing a role in such outbreaks is much less popular—or well known.

Herd Immunity Theory Has Been Repeatedly Disproven

Herd Immunity Theory Has Been Repeatedly Disproven

Several years ago I wrote about the theory of “herd immunity” and explained why it is a myth when applied to a vaccinated population. The herd immunity theory was formulated based on observations during the early 20th century of how an infectious disease appeared…

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