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It’s Not a Misinformation Problem. It’s a Trust Problem.

Misinformation

By Dr. Eeks This is my hypothesis, not anyone’s I work for. It’s also my dog’s hypothesis, and so you know, he’s quite bright. A recent poll conducted among healthcare workers showed that 72% of them state misinformation negatively impacts patients’ decisions about the vaccine, and 71% of them said it negatively impacts their decisions […]

Natural Immunity…Shh! Don’t Say Those Words

Natural Immunity

  Natural Immunity…Shh! Don’t Say Those Words! by: Dr. Eeks   This morning I flipped through a couple of my Epidemiology books from public health school, trying to figure out why “natural immunity” became taboo. I always just assumed that herd immunity included both natural immunity and if there was a vaccine available, vaccine-induced immunity. […]

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