A reader of the post “Severe cases of pandemic influenza” asked whether I could comment on an article in The Atlantic which questions the efficacy of the influenza vaccine in the elderly population. I passed the request on to Revere at Effect Measure who wrote an excellent and thoughtful response, “Journalists sink in The Atlantic article on vaccines“. It’s required reading.
If you’re not familiar with Effect Measure, I recommend that you add it to your daily science reading. It’s an outstanding source of information on the science of public health. You’ll also find that the discussion there is lively and opinionated.