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Religiosity and Anti-Vaxxers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Religiosity is dropping around the United States, that much is obvious from the stats. However, there has been a recent spike in those claiming to be religious, in at kindergarten age, in Vermont. This seems to be as a result of a change in exemption rules to vaccination. It is certainly the case that many countries or […]

Posted inHealth, Pseudoscience

WHO Adds Anti-Vaxxers to List of this Year’s Challenges

Reading Time: < 1 minute The World Health Organisation (WHO) produces a list of things it will focus on and for this year they have added vaccine hesitancy – the polite way of naming anti-vaxxers as a healthcare worry: Vaccine hesitancy Vaccine hesitancy – the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – threatens to reverse progress made […]

Posted inLGBTQ, Religion

Herd Immunity for the Christian Bubble

Reading Time: 10 minutes The denizens of broken systems tend to take very poorly to critics outside the group–and even more poorly to dissenters within it. Often they reserve their most vicious retaliation for those dissenters. But of late, it’s gotten safer for Christians to dissent. In a very real sense, their tribe’s herd immunity may be fading away. I’ll show you why today–and why there’s never been an easier time to walk away from that most broken of systems.

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Texas mega-church learns the hard way that God alone is a useless defence against disease

Reading Time: 2 minutes This report in The Freethinker details the importance of a robust vaccination programme for the health and wellbeing of citizens across the globe. This is science (bitches – ooh, Dawkins, so rude) and this is how it helps progress.

Or, this is backward church anti-vax thinking, and this is how it hinders progress.

It is no surprise that something like this has happened. In fact, I believe we had a measles outbreak earlier this year in the UK (esp. Wales) due to a lack of vaccination in certain demographics.

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