Another Sunday Express Article On Vaccination

January 9, 2011 at 7:46 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This article (frozen here and available as a PDF here, for those who would prefer not to reward the Express by clicking the link to their website) has been written by Lucy Johnston and concerns an ingredient in the flu vaccine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vaccine Scares: Mistakes, Fraud, and Media Scaremongering

January 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , , , , , , )

The BMJ has published a strongly-worded editorial on Andrew Wakefield and his claims regarding the MMR vaccine. I was a little surprised to see that the headline ran “Wakefield’s article linking MMR vaccine and autism was fraudulent“. The use of this particular ‘f-word’ is quite rare in articles published in England, perhaps due to the nature of libel law in this country. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Placebo Effect In 60 Seconds

January 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm (Placebo) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

In which I attempt to explain a phenomenon I do not understand. Within an arbitrary time limit. Read the rest of this entry »

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