Questions requested for an anti-vaxer

While the drama continues and interesting developments occur, I’ve found that I actually don’t mind taking a couple of days off. Don’t worry. Blogging’s a bug that’s gotten into me and, like PZ, I’ll probably start twitching and seizing if I go too long without producing one of my patented logorrheic screeds of pure insolence, be it here, at my super not-so-secret other blog, or on some other blogging platform. At least 4,000 words would be best. Still, I should take a couple of days off more often and not under circumstances like the current upheaval.

Upheaval or no upheaval, strike or no strike, though, my duty to make life miserable for anti-vaccine loons whenever and wherever I can, waits for no strike. That’s why, when I heard about the appearance of Barbara Loe Fisher with actual physicians in a “debate” on a Cincinnati radio station on a radio show called Impact Cincinnati. Here’s the description:

Dr. Albert Sabin’s oral vaccine helped make Polio rare in many parts of the world. Other immunizations have dramatically reduced once widespread diseases such as Measles, Rubella, and Diphtheria, But some people question the possible side-effects of vaccinations.

Join us for Impact Cincinnati, Thursday, July 22 at 9:20 am, as we discuss the importance and safety of vaccines.

Our Guests include: Professor of Pediatrics in the Infectious Diseases Division at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Robert Frenck, Co-Founder and President of the National Vaccine Information Center, Barbara Loe Fisher and Chase College of Law Professor, Kennith Katkin .

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While you’re waiting for your favorite ScienceBloggers (among them, I hope, me) to return, have some fun and send in your questions for Barbara Loe Fisher. Then do me a solid: Post them in the comments here, too.