Joseph, as always, I appreciate feedback. The nature of your feedback is so broad that I don't know how to respond with specifics. I have listened to Science Vs for years. Check out their show notes and their comprehensive research notes included. They're extensive. To be clear, Malone on Rogan did not offer fake news. That's a Trumpism that implies that it is fabricated. Malone quotes real studies, but engages in two common practices many people use when advancing an argument. First, only presenting data that supports their case. Second, neglecting data that does not support your argument. I believe that data can be presented on both sides of the vaccine question so that people can make an intelligent choice when hearing both sides of an issue. Remember, every choice we make is a risk / reward one. Want to drive to a restaurant? Chances of being in a fatal crash? 1 in 107! Eat at a restaurant? Chances of food poisoning? 1 in 13! The data is there. You just have to spend the time to find it, so you can make an informed choice that's not based on politics, sound bites, and clever obfuscations of facts. For example, here's a fact: Americans die every year from Tylenol. Without looking further into that fact, there is the presumption that Tylenol is dangerous. Look further. Three people last died from Tylenol accidental overdoses. But simply hearing that first fact makes Tylenol sounds scary and risky if you don't research. I always investigate facts in the media. It gives you a more nuanced and balanced view of the world around us.

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Frank Racioppi

Frank Racioppi

I am a South Jersey-based writer who manages Podcast Reports on Blogger and have a book available on Amazon about podcasts and podcasting called “Ear Worthy.”

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