Children’s Immunisation Centre’s Advertising: Misleading And Unsubstantiated

August 21, 2013 at 2:46 am (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , , )

In August 2012, I wrote about an ASA judgement on a complaint I’d submitted about Richard Halvorsen’s Babyjabs clinic. A new adjudication on a different website’s marketing of single vaccines is now available on the ASA website. The ASA received six complaints and investigated seven issues, all of which were upheld. Read the rest of this entry »


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‘Safe’ WDDTY Magazine Kills Up To 200,000 A Year

August 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm (Anti-Vaccination) (, , )

Now, I don’t believe that around 200,000 people a year are dying because of What Doctors Don’t Tell You magazine. But nor do I believe that in the region of 1700 young girls have been killed by the HPV vaccine. WDDTY, apparently, do believe this. They’re certainly happy to tell people that this is the case, in the highly misleading headline of this article. So, where did WDDTY get their figure of “up to 1700” from? Read the rest of this entry »

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The Media, Online Debate and Anti-Vaccine Tactics

August 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media)

I’ve been catching up with my reading. I think some of what I’ve been catching up on is worth sharing. The journal Vaccine had a special edition in 2012 on The Role of Internet Use in Vaccination Decisions. Of the articles, three stood out for me. One on the nature of online discussion and participants, another on provision of information by the media, and one on tactics and tropes of the anti-vaccine movement. Read the rest of this entry »

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