Link love

Your local epidemiologist gives information and details on the FDA meeting about vaccines for 5-11 year olds.  This article was really well worth reading.

Claudette Colvin is STILL under probation for not giving up her bus seat to a White woman during Jim Crow.

Our Next Life talks about early retirement and her husband’s recent bike accident that could have been an even worse disaster if she’d listened to the crazy FIRE people who say to self-insure for everything.

Thinking of getting into REITS? Put them in a Roth retirement vehicle. I think I’ll do this in January.

6 Responses to “Link love”

  1. teresa Says:

    The bike accident post sent me to their HSA post and then into the comments section about the HSA post and now I’m irritated at commenters from three years ago complaining about the lack of price transparency in healthcare (valid) and the ACA (there are valid complaints but these are not) and apparently lacking any insight into how things they object to would help with the transparency issue. Anyway. We need a public option at minimum but since we apparently can’t have that, don’t skimp on health insurance.

  2. Jenny F. Scientist Says:

    Someone’s kid swallowed a penny! I love it. I take perverse joy in all the weird adverse events that trials have to report. My all time favorites are heart arrhythmia due to being struck by lightning, and being beheaded by a tragic car accident. The review board determined these were unrelated to the treatments being tested.

  3. Lisa Says:

    I started reading through the local epidemiologist post but I just don’t care. You can’t convince me MORE to get my youngest vaccinated. I’ve got my husband already teed up – he’s a family practice doc and his office has been running the trials, so they’ve got a dose ready for the youngest THE VERY SECOND the CDC gives the approval. I should decide if I want a booster at the same time. I’m not in the right demographic, but do work at a big Uni (where ~85% of everyone is vaccinated to date, hooray!). I could probably go either way. I do hope youngest doesn’t get that “ingestion of a penny” side effect, though. As silly as those things sound, they do inspire some confidence that our clinical trials are run very thoroughly!

  4. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    I didn’t need convincing but I did appreciate the extra info on the vaccine for kids.

    And yeah, I can’t handle people who keep acting like self insuring should be the only way to go. I wish they’d have to experience the consequences that so many people who listen to them will have to bear before they go spouting that stuff. If you can show that you can get through catastrophic health situations while self insured (and not also super wealthy), maybe it wouldn’t feel so deceitful / disingenuous.


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