The "Autism and Flu Correlation" study and its inevitable use in marketing the flu shot.

By now, you’ve probably seen the news articles, like this one, reporting on the Danish study published in Pediatrics that found “that maternal influenza infection was associated with a twofold increased risk of infantile autism” and that “prolonged episodes of fever caused a threefold increased risk of infantile autism.”  You’ve probably …

The flu vaccine is super-duper effective… I guess.

Merck makes the flu vaccine Afluria and and it’s like the greatest thing under the sun. (Yeah… but not greater than the sun!) When everybody talks about how effective the flu vaccine is, it’s so interesting because people just assume that they will automatically get the flu without the vaccine. …