Eclectic Lip: Software updates are flu shots

A nice metaphor for software updates. Flu shots attempt to immunize people from the influenza virus, by exposing their immune systems to small doses of weakened or dead virus molecules. The idea is that this gives the immune system a “practise run” with a less-dangerous version of the influenza virus the patient might run into, ...

OPSEU Diablogue: Flu vaccine – CMAJ says it should be mandatory for health care workers

It’s a question of individual rights versus collective rights. The evidence is far from perfect, and the issue highly divisive among health care workers. The influential Canadian Medical Association Journal raised many eyebrows when it recently took the position that … Continue reading →