What You Need to Know about Flu Shots

It’s flu shot season, but even people who support childhood vaccines are sometimes a bit iffy about the flu shot. Is it really necessary, or just a scam? Can you get sick from it? Do you really have to get it every year? Let’s try to put your mind at ease.


How to Survive a Pandemic

In the world of phobias and disaster preparedness, perhaps no tragedy is as terrifying as a plague. It does make a certain amount of sense. We can spot sharks, blast zombies and reinforce our subduction zone skyscrapers. But microscopic bacteria? An undetectable parasite?