by Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Epidemiologist & Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(I add my credentials to these COVID-19 blog posts in case they get shared. I want readers to know that my opinion is supposedly an educated and informed one)
Some months ago, a friend sent me a long list of anti-vaccination concerns she was encountering in her workplace. I promised I would address some of them in this space. But life got in the way –deaths in the family, moving house, my busy job, etc– and that project fell by the wayside.
So today, I will try to answer some of those concerns, though I fear my response might be too late to be useful to that colleague. Nevertheless, it’s always a good idea to have a record of such things.
I do want to make it clear, though, that I’m not interested in having an argument here. These kinds of posts always end up attracting abusive personalities in the comments section; and, frankly, I don’t have the patience for that nonsense anymore. So if that is your inclination, your comment will be deleted and your IP address blocked.
So let’s get to it.