There is a general climate of distrust when it comes to vaccines, I think, due to the highly publicized (and bogus) theory that childhood vaccinations are linked to rising autism rates. (See here how it impacts parents’ decisions regarding H1N1.) Much has been made of the rush to get these vaccines out and of the presence of thimerosal and an adjuvant in the vaccine. I have argued before that standard vaccines are safe and necessary and will now argue in favour of the H1N1 flu vaccine. You should absolutely get vaccinated and I’ll tell you why.
Post Updated I tend not to complain much. I can probably count the times I’ve returned a product to a store on one hand. I will hardly ever send food back in a restaurant, and I don’t expect kids’ toys to last forever. But this really bothers me. I bought a little Sassy rattle as … [Read more…]
The hardest thing about breaking a months-long blogging hiatus is finding the time and energy to write the all-encompassing, profound post that will leave your readers in both tears and gales of laughter and praising your blogging muse. The kind of post that will instantly make up for the weeks of nothingness and leave instead … [Read more…]
Another massive toy recall makes headlines and I’m starting to get dizzy. Are those fumes coming from my keyboard? Maybe I’m sitting dangerously close to Colum’s toy box. This latest mishap resulted in several children falling into temporary, drug-induced comas! It’s enough to make you nostalgic for good old fashioned lead poisoning. Asbestos anyone? I’m … [Read more…]