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You look at your child in the physician`s waiting room. They`ve been up all night again. You got no sleep, and also had a work deadline to manage....
Confirmation, (“myside”) bias is noticing, favouring, and remembering information that confirms/strengthens existing beliefs or values....
What riles emotions up about vaccines? What makes people riot, loot, and even burn laws over vaccines? More importantly, how can you have discussion...
Should those who refused vaccines be denied access to areas after lockdown? Who and why? What kind of restrictions? I tackle these questions in this b...
What makes people so determined to stick to their beliefs? Regardless of whether it`s right or wrong? It very often isn`t about belief, but about a q...
Why did people believe that smallpox vaccines could tur n you into a cow or another animal? How did a single documentary spark a whole movement that ...
Why does my own privilege as a white woman anger and upset me? Why are so many ethnic minorities without the quality of healthcare they deserve? Why w...
What do random article titles have to do with the definition of an antivaxxer? Is there a difference between people who riot in response to mandates, ...
It`s a question that flares up emotions - is not taking the COVID 19 vaccine selfish? Why? Do people even care if they don`t take it? Is it even the s...
It`s a simple question with a complex answer. There`s been huge research efforts to advocate for HPV vaccination in women; and rightly so. However, wh...
Altruism is a feature of human nature that has long-fascinated us. Although it generally involves small sacrifices, it can drive people to make life-a...
Emotions are dynamic. They fluctuate, they change, and sometimes can even lie dormant. Then a single event (or a series of events) can trigger decades...
Why would someone, after almost half a lifetime not vaccinating, completely change their stance? Why would someone else have to become ill with coughi...
It's probably one of the most interesting questions not only in the area of vaccine hesitancy, but in moral philosophy more broadly. Personal freedom....
IIt`s probably one of the most interesting questions in medical ethics right now - treating vaccinated patients vs unvaccianted ones. Like any content...
Personal freedom. Autonomy.It`s a very common argument in anti vaccine and vaccine hesitant circles of people - and on the surface, it seems completel...
23 month old Elizabeth Cover died of complications from a H1N1 lu infection. Hers is, sadly, far from the only such case. 20-year old Brittany (Britt)...
A PhD. It`s the pinacle of education, and what many hopeful intellectuals aspire to. It involves years of rigorous training in critical thinking, data...
Why are vaccine exemptions such a contentious issue? Why do some people feel so differently about different exemptions? How does the type of vaccine i...
It's the most important word in the title, and indeed in our lives as a whole. It dictates many or all aspects of our lives. Healthcare is no exceptio...
A brief one today. It`s exactly what it says on the tin. The speed of vaccine development is a concern for many. So I`m going to briefly go through so...