February 2020

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  • Coronavirus and the Cerveza for Disease Control

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    No vaccine for coronavirus exists (yet?), but learning about this newest emerging disease and watching how the epidemic is handled can teach us a lot about public health strategies that include vaccines. So we invited Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University, on to talk about coronavirus. Links from the episode: Interim CDC Flu […]

  • Noah Needs Community Immunity

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    Noah was two years old when we noticed that something was terribly wrong. We took him to the emergency room one night because he was unresponsive, limp, and starting to turn blue. We were sent home from the emergency room that night with a diagnosis of constipation and told to start him on Miralax. The […]

  • Children with Cancer Need Vaccinated Communities

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    I want to tell you about the children that are impacted by those who choose not to vaccinate—children like my 4 year old grandson who has leukemia. His chemotherapy treatment will last 3 ½ years, and by the end, it will wipe out any immunity he had received from vaccinations. He is also immuno-compromised during […]