The Independent: Flu Vaccine “Over-hyped”

November 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , )

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Here, the Independent have a story about the flu vaccine being over-hyped. It seems to me that the message from scientists is that (a) the vaccine is not as effective as was thought (b) this over-estimation means there has been less focus on the development of better vaccines against influenza and (c) the money spent on the annual flu vaccine campaign could have been better used elsewhere. Oh, and (d) the vaccine is “the best we have” and they support its use. I’m not sure that this message has been put across by the newspaper as well as it might have been. Read the rest of this entry »


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ME/CFS: Harassment of Researchers

November 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , )

As has previously been reported in the press, scientists researching ME/CFS have faced abuse, threats and violence from some activists. Let’s take a look at what this has achieved. Read the rest of this entry »

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