Like many other people from Ottawa, I have been very much affected over many years by the courage of Jonathan Pitre, who passed away on Wednesday evening. He was 17 years old and suffered from epidermolysis bullosa. There have been tributes for Jonathan from so many, including hockey players and civic leaders and journalists, as …

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Tomorrow, nursing staff in the Youth Program at the Royal will offer the flu vaccine to inpatients. This is the kind of public health work that nurses often do, education and prevention, and they are very good at this work. But, inevitably, from time to time, they will have to present the science that vaccines …

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The anti-vaccine movement fascinates me. The proof that vaccines prevent debilitating and often mortal illnesses is so well-established and so widely accepted by the scientific community that I just cannot understand how people examining this evidence honestly can fail to see its veracity. However, in every decision not to get the flu vaccine personally, in …

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