It seems like the current wave of swine flu has peaked in the USA with no signs of the predicted pandemic. I think it is a good time now for a discussion about vaccines in general. Here is a great piece from the Huffington Post written by Bill Maher about this discussion we as a society should be having about vaccines.
I also want to share an article from the Atlantic on whether the flu shot matters or not. Written by Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer, this is an excellent piece of investigative journalism that exposes the hyperbole and the hypocrisy of policies regarding the “public health” and the bad science used to justify them. It exposes how hard core science is ignored in the process and that special interests are involved.