What the Anti-vaxers Think Mainstream Medicine is Like

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. Well that does a long way towards explaining why medical spending keeps increasing with no improvement in health- the mean survival time of a deployed lab tech is down to a few minutes…

  2. Under the British NHS system you have to join a 3 month waiting list to be peppered with bullets by a scantily clad assassin.

  3. Ack, youtube has been so slow for me the last couple of months. Hm, maybe the North Koreans are jamming the signal.

  4. Organized medicine keeps all the bulletproof doors for itself. It knows that it’s more profitable to let people be injured by being shot behind non-bulletproof doors.

  5. It could have been worse. Tom could have tried to sell little Jack there a product from “Bobbie’s Bits” while Bacon was trying to sell jewelry out of the back of that Audi…

  6. Once Obamacare was passed into law, the Democrats’ claim that “there are no death panels” continued, albeit with more semantic quibbling over what, exactly, constitutes a “panel.”

  7. That woman was so unattractive, I simply found myself wondering “Who puts laser sights on something they intend to fire full-auto and from the hip?”

  8. Maybe it’s just a midwest thing, but this never happens in any of the pediatricians’ offices here. Most medical receptionists wear less eye makeup. And come on, who puts on thigh highs and garter belts before going to work?

    The very real bad news is that now that little boy is uninsurable due to a pre-existing condition of “doctor held hostage and possibly murdered by big pharma mafioso.”

  9. You think he would have figured something was wrong when the doctor had to look at his jacket to know his own name.

    Mark Hall: Because it looks cool! ;)

  10. @Elyse: And come on, who puts on thigh highs and garter belts before going to work?

    If you don’t criticize my wardrobe, Elyse, I won’t criticize yours.

  11. Oh great, I was going to wear that exact outfit to get my H1N1 shot… now what will I wear?

    ps nice to have you back Rebecca!

  12. Hhmmm… I see why health care is so expensive. Reinforced bulletproof doors, eh? Also, apparently from the size of the shot, the kid was apparently getting too much too soon.

  13. I can’t believe it took me this long to notice this post.

    Skepchick + Statham = TOO MUCH WIN

    But seriously, if I ever get married I want the wedding to take place on Skepchick Island, and I want Jason Statham to crash a helicopter on the island and emerge from the wreckage dressed and ready to be my best man.

  14. This was Transporter 2? I thought it was 3?

    Maybe I’m confusing it with crank?
    Maybe I haven’t even seen Transporter 3 yet! :o

    *checks IMDB*

    Nope. Must remedy that …

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