The political economy of fear

[S]ince love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.  — Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 1513 All animals experience fear—human beings, perhaps, most of all. Any animal incapable of fear would have been hard pressed to survive, regardless of its size, speed, or […]

Pfizer launches COVID-19 vaccine trial in pregnant women

Pfizer and BioNTech will jab approximately 4000 pregnant women with their experimental COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to understand the vaccine’s effects. Globally, millions have already received shots of the vaccines authorized for emergency use.

37% of measles cases analyzed in the US in 2015 were caused by the MMR vaccine

By Arjun WaliaSeptember 12, 2020 What Happened: A study published in 2017 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology found that “During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccinees. Of the 194 measles sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences…” The authors developed […]