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Thursday, October 22, 2009


Now YOU take your shot like a good little boy!!!


H1N1: Yes, You Should Vaccinate Your Kids

Image via U.S. CDC
Image via U.S. CDC
There are times when I wonder whether we’re really living in the 21st century. I’ve been having that feeling a lot recently, observing other parents (both online and off) discuss whether or not getting the H1N1 “Swine Flu” vaccine for their kids is a good idea.
I’m going to put it to you straight: Unless your child has a specific condition that makes it a bad idea for them to have the vaccine (and your pediatrician should be able to tell you if that’s the case), yes, you absolutely should get him/her vaccinated against H1N1. One of those conditions is a severe allergy to eggs, because in years past, all flu vaccines were based in egg serum. This year, some vaccine production will use a cell-culture process instead and thus be safe for those with egg allergies; your pediatrician might be able to help ensure that a dose of that variety is available for your child if necessary.
You may have read or seen various members of the “antivax” crowd saying that the H1N1 vaccine is as evil as they think most other vaccines are. Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, wrote an excellent article in August about these claims. Suffice it to say, any risk there may be of getting sick from the vaccine is so infinitesimal that the risk of getting H1N1 far, far outweighs it. Any time you see something written by one of the antivaxxers, consider whether the source is using scientific reasoning or not, because most of the time you’ll find their arguments hold less water than a sieve.
So please, for your kids’ sake, for your sake, and for the sake of your kids’ classmates, get your kids vaccinated against H1N1.
Update: There is a lot of misinformation floating around about the vaccine containing live virus. It is true that the nasal “FluMist” version of the vaccine does contain a form of the live virus that has been modified in the lab so it cannot infect anyone. To be on the safe side, the CDC does recommend that pregnant women, very young children and people with compromised immune systems not receive the nasal vaccine. The shot form of the vaccine contains only dead virus, thus is incapable of infecting anyone at all. The CDC’s website has a great deal of information for anyone with concerns.
Update 2: Five pertinent Wired Magazine articles are now available on

WHO IS 'WIRED"Magazine owned by?

Wired is a full-color monthly American magazine and on-line periodical, published since March 1993, that reports on how technology affects culture, the economy, and politics. Owned by Condé Nast Publications, it is published in San Francisco, California.
It now has two new international editions: Wired UK and Wired Italia.

Wired's editorial stance was originally inspired by the ideas of Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan, credited as the magazine's "patron saint" in early colophons.

From 1998 to 2006, Wired magazine and Wired News (which publishes at had separate owners. However, throughout that time, Wired News remained responsible for reprinting Wired magazine's content online, due to a business agreement made when Condé Nast purchased the magazine (but not the website). In July 2006, Condé Nast announced an agreement to buy Wired News for $25 million, reuniting the magazine with its website.
Wired is known for coining new terms, such as new atheism and crowdsourcing.[citation needed]

What is WIRED's ideology?


The global village

In the early 1960s, McLuhan wrote that the visual, individualistic print culture would soon be brought to an end by what he called "electronic interdependence": when electronic media replace visual culture with aural/oral culture. In this new age, humankind will move from individualism and fragmentation to a collective identity, with a "tribal base." McLuhan's coinage for this new social organization is the global village.[32]


Condé Nast Publications, Inc. is a worldwide magazine publishing company. Its main offices are located in London, Madrid, Miami, Milan, New York, Paris and Tokyo. Condé Nast is run by S.I. Newhouse Jr. 


Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr. (born November 8, 1927), nicknamed Si Newhouse, is the chairman and CEO of Advance Publications, which, among other interests, owns Condé Nast Publications, publisher of many marquee brands in the world of magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Portfolio. He is the son of Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr., founder of Advance Publications. His grandson, S.I. Newhouse IV, appeared in the documentary Born Rich.
Newhouse attended the Horace Mann School in New York City. He is a billionaire with an estimated net worth of $7.5 billion, and he was ranked the 26th Richest American by Forbes Magazine in 2007.



Si is married to his second wife, Victoria Newhouse, who was known as Victoria Carrington Benedict de Ramel prior to their marriage. (She was previously married to a French count.) Si was married to his first wife Jane Franke for eight years, a marriage that produced three kids: S.I. Newhouse III (the father of S.I. Newhouse IV, who appeared in Jamie Johnson's documentary Born Rich); Wynn, who almost lost his arm in an accident at one of his father's publishing plants and now lives in Boston; and his youngest, Pamela Newhouse.


Si and Victoria have an apartment at the UN Plaza.....

1 comment:

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I though the nasal “FluMist” version of the vaccine contained an attenuated virus, I didn't think it was a live virus mixture.