April 2, 2019

EP. 103 — What Is The Tea With Vaccines, Hunty? with Dr. Nina Shapiro

Dr. Nina Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She joins Jonathan to discuss the history and importance of vaccinations, how vaccines work, good science versus bad science, thoughts from her new book, and more.

You can find more of Dr. Shapiro’s work at http://drninashapiro.com. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook @drninashapiro. Make sure to check out her book A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice – How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not.

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