Tag: infectious disease mortality

COVID-19 vs. FDA and CDC

Germ theory denial in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic

As hard as it is to believe, in the middle of a global pandemic that's claimed so many lives and so thoroughly disrupted society, there are people who still deny germ theory. How can this be?

/ January 4, 2021

COVID-19 and Excess Deaths

Excess deaths during the pandemic help tell a more complete picture of the impact of COVID-19.

/ July 22, 2020

The measles vaccine protects against more than just the measles

One of the disadvantages of writing for this blog is that sometimes I feel as though I spend so much time deconstructing bad science and pseudoscience in medicine that I’m rarely left with the time or the opportunity to discuss some interesting science. Of course, even when I do that, usually it’s in the context of that very same bad science or...

/ May 11, 2015

An Influenza Primer

What is influenza? What is H1N1 influenza? Why is it more worrisome than the usual 'flu season? Read on to find out...

/ September 4, 2009