Category Archives: Vaccines

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Vaxphobia discussion redux by Sierra

Sierra Rayne is a Canadian chemist by professional training, but writer on climate and statistics maven.
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Sierra Waxes eloquent and cogent on Measles Vaccine–maaahvalus.

Attention all you vaccine haters.

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Vaccine warriors–Front and Center

This is a wonderful woman, Sheryl Attkisson, and her story is important.

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Jenny McCarthy and RFK Jr: Ohio State Univ is calling you… Mumps outbreak

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
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Vaccines ain’t perfect, but it would have been a lot worse without them

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

updated, was: Bad science, bad business, in Chili’s (restaurant chain) autism feelgoodism

update: Chili’s backed down.
earlier msg left below:
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

Vaccine Wars Revisited

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?

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Working over the Vaccine Autism Scandal

No need to introduce this one to readers.

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HPV around the World

The HPV vaccine has created much hallabaloo in America.

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Vaccineophobia is still Rampant

There are two basic problems with vaccine fears–

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Measles scare in SF. (no) thanks to anti vax whackoes…

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

Mercury Scare

Repeat after me–dose makes the poison.

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Solomon on Vaccines II

2. Doctors, nurses and other health care workers balk at getting vaccinated

Solomon on Vaccines III

3. Flu death stats wildly overblown

Skeptic’s Dictionary–Vaccines and Jenny McCarthy

Why write something when someone has said it better?
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Rotovirus Vaccine Giddyup

Here we go, all hands on deck,the vaccine debate get’s fired up.

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Seems that Jenny M’s anti vaccine crusade was even dumber than she is

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]
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[Measles] Hey, hey, R-F-K. How many kids, did you sicken, today

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.”

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Wakefield’s vaccine/autism fabrication is getting uglier and uglier

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.’”
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