Independent on Sunday’s HPV Scare Story

May 31, 2015 at 4:53 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media, Vaccines) (, , )

The Independent on Sunday apparently thought it would be a good idea to publish a front page story scaremongering about the HPV vaccine. Some elements remind me of previous unfounded vaccine scares promoted by the press and the anti-vaccine movement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wakefield Speaks – But Why Is Anybody Still Listening?

February 10, 2015 at 10:40 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Vaccines) (, , , , )

For some reason, Newsweek decided to ask the discredited researcher Andrew Wakefield for his views in the wake of a measles outbreak. To be fair, they’ve done their research and they do present the important facts (for example the retraction of his fraudulent paper). But: we all know what he’ll say (the same as he did last time there was an outbreak) and we all know how much weight we can give the word of a man who’s chiefly known for his misconduct. Read the rest of this entry »

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What’s Wrong With The Breakspear Hospital?

October 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Business, Nutritionism, Vaccines) (, , , , , , , , )

Private hospital, The Breakspear, offer several medical products and services. Some of which look like they may be of dubious value. Read the rest of this entry »

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MMR vaccination – still underachieving on a massive scale

November 26, 2010 at 10:57 am (Anti-Vaccination, Vaccines) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Guest blogpost from Peter Flegg, UK doctor.

This week I discovered a new toy to play around with. It’s the new interactive section of the Health Protection Agency website, called Health Protection Profiles. Read the rest of this entry »

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