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So What About Tetanus?

So What About Tetanus?

In discussions about the pros and cons of certain vaccines, inevitably the question comes up… “Well, surely you don’t have any problem with the tetanus vaccine?” Usually, the question is followed up with a second question… “I mean, if you stepped on a nail, you’d definitely want to get a tetanus shot, right?” For the purposes of this article, let’s put aside the first question and focus on the second one, because it is the second question that is the important one.

Allergy Shots are Vaccines?

Allergy Shots are Vaccines?

I ran across a statement the other day which grabbed my attention. So much so that I felt I had to do some research on it. The statement, published on the website of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), reads: “Allergy shots work like a vaccine.” The AAAAI explains…

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…

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