Crislip on flu vaccine efficacy

27 October 2009

quackcastMy interminable 2.5 hour commute this morning was made tolerable by listening to the Quackcast #35 from Mark Crislip, “Flu vaccine efficacy and 18 taradiddles”. In this excellent and highly recommended episode, Dr. Crislip addresses the contention that the influenza virus vaccine is worthless.

To make it even easier for you to listen to this episode, I’ve embedded the podcast in this post, so you just have to click on the audio player below.

I do have one criticism: Dr. Crislip uses the term antibiotics to describe drugs that inhibit viral replication. I recognize that Mark is aware of the proper name for antiviral drugs. To enable meaningful discussions, everyone should know that the terms antibiotic and antiviral have very different meaning.

  • himanshu_sharma

    I dont think each of us has access to the podcasts from our work place.I would like you to make a text conversion of the audio.
    Always Grateful,
    Himanshu.

  • Chris

    The text to that particular podcast is here:
    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=2040

    Though truly, to the get the true taste of Dr. Crislip you have to listen to him (and probably not at work because it is often bad form to burst out laughing when you are supposed to be productive).

  • Chris

    The text to that particular podcast is here:
    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=2040

    Though truly, to the get the true taste of Dr. Crislip you have to listen to him (and probably not at work because it is often bad form to burst out laughing when you are supposed to be productive).