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Sierra Rayne is a Canadian chemist by professional training, but writer on climate and statistics maven.
Attention all you vaccine haters.
This is a wonderful woman, Sheryl Attkisson, and her story is important.
Even though we root for Ohio State’s opposition, we
still feel pity for anyone who’s listened to Jenny and RFK.
There are now over 200 confirmed cases of Mumps in
the Ohio State campus area, including Columbus, Ohio. Continue reading
It seems to turn out that in a recent measles epidemic (by modern standards) in NYC, “patient zero” was, indeed, fully vaccinated. And some of the folk she infected were vaccinated or previously exposed as well. Continue reading
update: Chili’s backed down. http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/04/07/chili-cancel-fundraiser-for-anti-vaccine-charity/
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Courtesy of Forbes: It seems that Chili’s has gotten on the autism bandwagon/promotion. They’re announced they’ll “support the National Autism Association (NAA) by giving this group 10% of their take at the table on Monday, April 7.” Not a good idea… Continue reading
A nice summary about the current anti vaccine movement, some interesting info.
Did you know that the most likely anti vaccine people are affluent and well educated?
No need to introduce this one to junkscience.com readers.
It seems that a college student “infected with the contagious disease” (measles) rode on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system last week. This semi-legitimately has the public health folk concerned and they’ve made the usual announcements warning people (10,000? 100,000?) who rode the trains, etc., etc. Continue reading
2. Doctors, nurses and other health care workers balk at getting vaccinated
3. Flu death stats wildly overblown
Why write something when someone has said it better?
Here we go, all hands on deck,the vaccine debate get’s fired up.
update: Courtesy of a Junk Science reader, I’ve been directed to a Twitter comment by Ms. McCarthy where she claims this latest story is untrue. (I’m leaving it online rather than deleting it).
Her latest post is at:
[our original story is after the "more" break]
Courtesy of the anti vaccine bunch, led in large part by Robert F. Kennedy jr. and actress Jenny McCarthy, a disturbingly high percentage of know nothing parents have been refusing to vaccinate their kids.
The CDC released figures this week showing a tripling of reported measles cases this year compared to the past trend.
As Reuters reported:
“The number of reported cases of measles in the United States this year is nearly three times the annual average, federal health officials said on Thursday, highlighting the continued threat of the disease 50 years after development of a vaccine.
“There have been 175 measles cases so far in 2013, compared with the typical national average of about 60 cases a year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.”
CNN reports that:
“A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an “elaborate fraud” that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday.
“An investigation published by the British medical journal BMJ concludes the study’s author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study — and that there was “no doubt” Wakefield was responsible.
“‘It’s one thing to have a bad study, a study full of error, and for the authors then to admit that they made errors,’” Fiona Godlee, BMJ’s editor-in-chief, told CNN. “‘But in this case, we have a very different picture of what seems to be a deliberate attempt to create an impression that there was a link by falsifying the data.’”