Why the Anti-Vaxxers are Wrong

Disclaimer:  I have no background in healthcare.  My own opinions regarding health issues are based on personal experience, observation and print material available to general readers. Please click the two links at the end of this post.  One goes to an outstanding New York Times op-ed piece by Dr. Peter J. Hotez, and the other goes to an American Academy of Pediatrics document with additional links to research documents on childhood vaccines. I’ll admit I haven’t looked very closely at the latter. We can’t argue with the claim that a small number of people have become very ill after receiving one … Continue reading Why the Anti-Vaxxers are Wrong

Is Orwell Reaching People Who Really Need to Read His Book? Probably Not.

At the end of this post is a link to a story in The Guardian, reporting that sales of 1984 by George Orwell have increased. This is good news, but I’m guessing most people who are buying the book are already aware of the dangers of Donald Trump’s Administration.  They didn’t vote for him. Trump’s supporters are clueless cult followers.  They have a knee-jerk, flimsy answer to every challenge, and they can’t accept the embarrassing reality that they’re grasping at straws.  They don’t question Kellyanne Conway’s Alternative Facts because their own defensiveness is no better, and they aren’t going to read literature because their … Continue reading Is Orwell Reaching People Who Really Need to Read His Book? Probably Not.