Today, The Deadline Poet tees off on Randal H. (Rand) Paul, the jackleg opthamologist who is the Junior U.S. Senator from Kentucky. Yesterday's blog post about the current anti-science fever burning through this country introduced readers to a University of Texas PhD (chemistry) who has not yet met an anti-science conspiracy theory that she doesn't like. Well, it's even better today: meet a Duke University MD who is an avowed anti-vaxxer. This Senator/MD is described as a "doofus" by The Deadline Poet. A doofus a day keeps good sense away. If this is (fair & balanced) quack-epidemiology, so be it.
[x The Nation]
Libertarian Medicine From Rand Paul, MD
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)
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Senator Rand Paul, a doctor, says the measles vaccine can cause “profound mental disorders.”
On vaccines, Paul says that what should be conceded
Is state-imposed treatment leaves freedom impeded.
One hopes parents know, lest this doofus be heeded,
A second opinion in this case is needed. Ω
[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]
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