I’ll Debate You On Vaccines…

…But we need ground rules.

René F. Najera, MPH, DrPH

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Two men sit in front of a microphone. They are wearing suits. One man points at the other with his index finger. They have serious looks on their faces. The image is in black and white.
“I’ll debate you by the oak tree after school, nerd.” (Photo by Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales on Unsplash)

A group of entertainers and anti-vaccine activists recently tried to harass a well-known vaccine researcher into a “debate” on vaccination. Thankfully, the researcher refused to engage. So, true to form, the entertainers and anti-vaccine activists claimed victory.

This is an old tactic by science deniers and others. They challenge you to an…

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René F. Najera, MPH, DrPH

DrPH in Epidemiology. Associate/JHBSPH. Adjunct/GMU. Epidemiologist. Father. Husband. (He/Him/His/El)